Darren S. has a diverse background in various roles and industries. Darren started their career as a Sales Team Manager at Carphone Warehouse, where they led a team and achieved monthly targets. Darren then transitioned to Cadassist Ltd as a Software Specialist & Data Management Consultant, utilizing strong industry knowledge to propose solutions to customers. Darren later joined EMC as an EMC Systems Engineer, providing technical expertise in pre-sales activities and enterprise technology solutions.
Following their experience at EMC, Darren worked at Zerto as an EMEA System Engineer, focusing on expanding into new regions and developing sales teams. Darren then joined Rubrik, Inc. as a Rubrik System Engineer and later advanced to the roles of Senior System Engineer and Platform Solution Architect. At Rubrik, they played a key role in implementing and maintaining platform solutions.
In 2019, Darren became an Investor/Technology Advisor at Coursematch, where they aimed to disrupt the higher education space by providing a seamless service for accessing higher education. Currently, they work as a Customer Engineer at Google Chronicle Security, contributing to the mission of finding and stopping cyber-attacks before they cause harm.
Overall, Darren has demonstrated a consistent commitment to technical expertise and innovation throughout their career.
Darren S. has a diverse educational background and has obtained several certifications.
From 2022 to 2025, Darren studied at The Open University, pursuing a Master's degree in Cybersecurity. Prior to this, from 2004 to 2007, they attended The University of Manchester, where they graduated with First Class Honors in Industrial Design Technology. Before entering university, Darren studied at St Aelreds Technology College, but no specific degree or field of study information is available for this period.
In terms of certifications, Darren has acquired several. These include the "Disruptive Seasons Speaker" certification from Disruptive LIVE, obtained in 2023. In 2021, they completed the "Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure" and "Security Best Practices in Google Cloud" certifications on Coursera. In 2020, Darren obtained the "Programming Foundations: Algorithms" certification from LinkedIn. Additionally, they hold the "TOGAF 9" certification from the Open Group, obtained in 2012.
Darren also possesses certifications from EMC, including "EMC Cloud Architect: Specialist - Virtualised Infrastructure," "EMC Information and Storage Management," "EMC Proven Professional EMCISA," "EMC Storage and Information Infrastructure Specialist," "EMCTA - EMC Technology Architect," "EMc Technology Architect Solutions Design," and "VNX Solutions Specialist for Technology Architect." The specific dates of acquisition for these certifications are not provided.
Furthermore, Darren has obtained the "Prince 2" certification from Prince2 QA and the "VMware Technical Sales Professional 5" certification from VMware. However, there is no information available regarding the acquisition dates for these certifications.
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