President and Lead Analyst, DCIG, LLC.

Jerome Wendt is the President and Lead Analyst of DCIG, LLC., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. Mr. Wendt co-founded the company in October 2007.jerome-avatar Since co-founding the company, Mr. Wendt has published extensively in data storage publications and journals covering all facets of storage. He regularly assists storage vendors in the preparation of Best Practices papers, Special Reports, Buyer’s Guides and webinar. Prior to co-founding DCIG, LLC., Mr. Wendt worked in a variety of end user roles including Systems Manager, Storage Engineer and Storage Administrator for companies of all sizes. In his most recent position, Mr. Wendt worked as a Storage Engineer for First Data Corp. in Omaha, NE, where he was part of a team responsible for managing four different data centers. Mr. Wendt was also responsible for introducing storage virtualization, storage resource management (SRM) software, and tiered storage into the First Data storage environment. He also led the corporate wide initiative to roll out SRM software to all of First Data’s data centers.

Mr. Wendt was nominated for ComputerWorld’s Storage Innovator of the Year for 2003 for his initiatives in bringing storage virtualization into First Data.

Mr. Wendt regularly speaks at storage and records management conferences across the country including PRISM International, Storage Decisions and Storage Networking World.

Mr. Wendt earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems in 1995 from Washburn University (Topeka, KS) and a bachelor’s degree in Theology in 1990 from Ambassador University (now merged with Azusa Pacific University) in Pasadena, CA.

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