ViaSat, Inc.

I was responsible for the user experience for ViaSat’s Windows-based desktop computing platform. There are many technical aspects, but at the end of the day my goal was to increase the value that the internal IT department provides to our engineer and developer rock stars.


Responsibilities include:

  • Hardware/software evaluations and vendor engagements
  • Proactively identifying and acting on technology shifts and trends
  • Security hardening and government/industry compliance requirements
  • Workstation performance tuning and benchmarking for engineering line-of-business needs
  • Presenting options to management for scalable, corporate-wide IT solutions
  • Executing on infrastructure solutions that increase IT operational efficiency and customer satisfaction

Tools that I work with to achieve my goals:

  • System Center Configuration Manager
  • Vendor-specific workstation and laptop management solution
  • Geekbench and the Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit
  • Trend Micro OfficeScan
  • PGP Whole Disk Encryption and Microsoft Bitlocker (MBAM)