Rich Lilly has been working in IT consulting for about 15 years in various positions and roles. He is a driven individual that has a deep personal interest in technology and finds the innovation and growth of this market fascinating. He enjoys working with new customers frequently and helping them lay out technical strategy and solutions to match business requirements and showing them how they can leverage technology to further their business.
Rich is currently a Cloud and Datacenter Evangelist for Netrix LLC. Recently, Rich was a lead for his previous employer’s cloud initiative and has been a point person for leading the development of the Azure and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) business. As a direct result, he has influenced over 15,000 seats of EMS sales and $2 Million in Azure sales, including becoming one of the nation’s premier StorSimple partners. In addition, he has also built a pipeline over 170,000 EMS seats and $1.5 Million Azure sales as well as focusing strongly on ensuring customers are consuming these services, an important KPI for Microsoft moving as they look to evolve their cloud business. As a direct result, During this time, he also drove his team to achieve Gold competency in Cloud Platform & Datacenter, one of few partners nationally to receive this accreditation.
Finally, part of Rich’s role is also to evangelize various Microsoft solutions and has actively been engaged in Windows User Group meetings, community events, video blogs & blog posts. He also regularly leads Microsoft envisioning sessions at various Microsoft Technology Center locations throughout the US and also acts as an extension of the Microsoft Technology Solutions Professional throughout the US.
When Rich isn’t at work, he’s typically either out riding his sportbike or enjoying a good Islay scotch and cigar. He’s a sucker for his wife’s cooking and enjoys everything Chicago.