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Last Updated November, 2016


Symon currently lives in Seattle, Washington, United States


Residency Status & Languages

Awards, Patents & Recognitions
Technical Expertise
Media & Publications

Other Interests


President & Founder, “FanWide Technologies Inc.”, Seattle, WA., 2016 – present

  • Founded FanWide, and developed core concept, business model, technical infrastructure and data, marketing and sales strategy

  • Chief architect and data scientist for FanWide's platform and services with six patents pending before hiring VP of Engineering and VP of Product

  • Directly manage six executives (Operations, Engineering, Research, Business Development, Marketing and Sales) who lead over twenty technology professionals in the United States and Europe

  • Bootstrapped the company, raised $175,000 from the leadership team, and leading future investment rounds

  • Committed to FanWide full-time in July, 2016

Vice President of Business Development & Marketing, “5nine Software, Inc.”, Chicago, IL., 2015 – present (part-time since July, 2016)

  • Manage 5nine Software's business development and marketing teams for all products and technologies as key corporate executive and company spokesman

  • Key contributor to the design and architecture of the next generation of 5nine's security and management products

  • Leads company-wide business development, building partnerships with Microsoft, ISVs, IHVs, partner, resellers, solution integrators, influencers, press, communities and other organizations that support 5nine's business objectives

  • Runs international expansion, growing the business from five locations in two countries to twenty-five locations across seventeen countries in the first year

  • Doubled company's customer base to over 100,000 users in the first year, leading to consecutive records sales quarters

  • Develop corporate marketing strategy and messaging across over two dozen different channels

  • Managed a team of eight direct reports and over two dozen contractors

Technical Lead & Co-Founder, “ScorchCenter LLC”, Austin, TX., 2013 – present

  • Lead architect for development of Integration Packs for Microsoft's System Center Orchestrator technology

  • Designed an automated solution to create Orchestrator Activities and Integration Packs which decreases time to market, lowers development costs, and improves quality by reducing human error

  • Two patents pending for automation technologies

Senior Technical Evangelist, “Microsoft Corporation” Developer and Platform Evangelism, Redmond, WA., 2011 - 2015

  • Worldwide technical lead that grew adoption of Microsoft technologies in virtualization (Hyper-V), infrastructure (Windows Server) and management (System Center & Azure Pack)

  • Internationally recognized industry expert, author, keynote presenter, and technology personality whose technical content was viewed by millions of IT Professionals each year, across digital, print, online and social media

  • Created, designed and delivered hundreds of technical presentations, training programs, and webcasts as one of Microsoft's top trainers worldwide

  • Award winner across multiple company-wide categories, including technical achievements, executive engagements, compete, impact, collaboration, speaking, content development and training

  • Developed executive presence and professional relationships with "C-level" technology leaders of customers and partners

  • Received extensive international experience having conducted business in over twenty-five countries

  • Provided technical guidance, maintained relationships, and evangelized solutions for ISV partners developing solutions for Windows Server, System Center and Azure Pack

  • Planned and executed multi-million dollar worldwide technical training, marketing and launch campaigns across engineering, evangelism, technical marketing, and product planning

  • Key contributor to the company-wide VMware compete virtual team, delivering content, whitepapers, best practices, training, and technical recommendations to multiple internal teams

  • Directly supervised a staff maintaining a private cloud lab with hundreds of physical and virtual servers used for over 400 training and demos events worldwide, saving our organization an estimated $5 million in event execution costs

President and Founder, “Symon Perriman Services & Consulting LLC" (formerly "FanWide LLC"), Seattle, WA., 2010 – present

  • Founder and lead technology architect for FanWide, focusing on technical consulting; mobile, software & website development, domain name services, social media and trivia services

  • Registered Trade Names: FanWide, FanWide Technologies, MobileQs

  • Contracted and managed over 250 vendors for dozens of technology projects

  • Published over 100 mobile apps (commercial and games)

  • Designed, developed and published "MobileQs", the top mobile trivia game for BlackBerry (2010 - 2012) and Windows Phone 7 (2011 - 2012)

  • Marketed film and music projects to over 500,000 people via social media

Program Manager, "Microsoft Corporation" Server Clustering and High Availability, Redmond, WA., 2006 – 2011

  • Architect and program manager for numerous features for Windows Server Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing distributed system technologies

  • Team Release Manager with responsibility for shipping in Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012 technologies, and leading team-wide accountabilities for compatibility, compliance, engineering criteria, legal requirements, manageability, patents, performance, privacy, reliability, security, user experience and world readiness

  • Community Program Manager assigned to team presentations, conferences, partner engagements, Beta testing, internal testing, product support, marketing team, blogging, and product evangelism

  • 2 patents (1 granted, 1 pending) for a distributed system management technology (2011) and distributed system virtualization technology (2011)

  • Ranked in top quintile for exceeding expected commitments every year, without exception

Technology Consultant, “Special Service Freight Company”, Charlotte, NC., 2005 – 2007

Web Designer, “Symu Media”, Madison, NJ., 2002 – 2003

Website and Database Design Consultant, “Alatiere, Inc.”, Columbia, MD., 2002



Duke University, Durham, NC.

  • B.S. Double Major: Computer Science and Economics

  • Certificate Program: Film, Video and Digital Media Studies

London School of Economics, London, England

  • Summer School – Economics

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

  • Summer School – Business Studies and Computer Science

Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ.


Residency Status & Languages

Residency Status

  • United States Citizen (right to work in United States)

  • British Citizen (right to work in the United Kingdom and European Union)


  • English - Native language

  • Spanish - Intermediate conversation, reading and writing


Awards, Patents & Recognitions


  • Six patents pending related to FanWide Technologies Inc. (details confidential), 2016

  • Two patents pending related to datacenter automation technologies (details confidential), 2014

  • Deployment of Pre-Scheduled Tasks in Clusters, United States 8875157, Issued October 28, 2014

  • Migration of a Virtual Machine to a Cluster Shared Volumes Disk (pending), filed 2012

Numerous Speaking Recognitions, 2009 – present: Details in Speaking Engagements

Microsoft Certified Trainer, 2011 - present

Sales & Marketing Best Practice Award, Win VMware Customers, 2014

Server & Tools Marketing Award for Excellence in Collaboration and Management, 2014

Microsoft Exhibition of Excellence Finalist for Most Impactful Reuse Project, TechReady 18, 2014

Rising Star Speaker Award for Top New Microsoft Executive Briefing Speaker, 2013

Microsoft Exhibition of Excellence Finalist for Most Impactful Project, TechReady 15, 2012

Microsoft Exhibition of Excellence Finalist for Best Collaboration Project, TechReady 14, 2012

Microsoft Exhibition of Excellence Finalist for Most Impactful Project, TechReady 14, 2012

Microsoft Exhibition of Excellence Finalist for Best Collaboration Project, TechReady 13, 2011

Microsoft Gold Start Merit Award, 2010: Leading company-wide changes to increase computer availability through improvements to the Windows Update patching processes

Microsoft Ship-It Awards, 2008 – 2012: Significant contributions towards shipping a major product

  • Windows Server 2012, 2012

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse, 2010

  • Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010, 2009

  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 2009

  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, 2009

  • Windows Server 2008, 2008

Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America

Advanced Placement Scholar, College Board, awarded while at Newark Academy

  • Advanced Calculus

  • Calculus

  • Computer Science

  • Economics

National Merit Scholar, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, awarded while at Newark Academy

Senior Achievement Award, Newark Academy: Award for Academic and Athletic Success

Portuese Award, Newark Academy: Leadership through Football


Technical Expertise

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award

  • Datacenter & Cloud, 2015 - present

Microsoft Technical Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Trainer, 2011 - present

  • Microsoft Certified Professional, Server Virtualization, Windows Server 2012 R2, 2014

  • Microsoft Certified Solution Expert, Private Cloud, 2013

  • Microsoft Certified Professional, Server Virtualization, Windows Server 2012, 2012

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Windows Server 2008, 2012

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Server Virtualization, Windows Server 2008 R2, 2011

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Virtualization Configuration, Windows Server 2008, 2010

  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Enterprise Administrator, Windows Server 2008, 2009

  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Server Administrator, Windows Server 2008, 2009

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Active Directory Configuration, Windows Server 2008, 2009

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Applications Infrastructure Configuration, Windows Server 2008, 2009

  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Enterprise Support Technician, Windows Vista, 2008

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Network Infrastructure Configuration, Windows Server 2008, 2008

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Vista Configuration, Windows Vista, 2008

Other Technical Certifications

  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 5, 2012

Other Technical Expertise

  • Automation: PowerShell, SmartThings, System Center Orchestrator

  • Designer: Adobe Photoshop, Camtasia Studio, DemoMate, Mobile Platforms (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad, Windows Phone)

  • Developer: Assembly Language, Automation Solution Connectors, C/++, Command Line Scripting, HTML, Java, JavaScript, PHP

  • Microsoft Encoder, Excel, FrontPage, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Product Studio, Visio, Windows Media Center, Word

  • Social Media: Buffer, Klout, LinkedIn, Facebook, Facebook Pages, Twitter, Twitter API

  • System Center: App Controller, Azure Operational Insights (OMS), Azure Pack, Configuration Manager, Data Protection Manager, Microsoft Azure Stack (MAS), Operations Manager, Orchestrator, Service Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, VMware Integration, Windows Azure Pack (WAP), 3rd Party Integration

  • Windows Server: Automation, Deployment, Disaster Recovery, Failover Clustering, File Server, High-Availability, Hyper-V, Nano Server, Network Load Balancing, Patching, PowerShell, Server Manager, Storage Replication, System Center, Task Scheduler, Virtualization

Other Professional Skills

  • Executive training and mentoring

  • Press and public relations training

  • Professional speaker training


Media & Publications

For Symon's speaking history and awards, visit the Speaking Engagements page.


  • Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and the System Center Team, 2013 (Amazon | free eBook)

Book Acknowledgements

  • Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch, Microsoft Press, 2013

  • Introducing Windows Server 2012 by Mitch Tulloch, Microsoft Press, 2012

  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 by Ross Mistry, Microsoft Press, 2010

  • Configuring Windows Server Virtualization (MCTS Exam: 70-652) by Nelson Ruest, Danielle Ruest and Grandmasters, Microsoft Press, 2009

  • Pro SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering by Allan Hirt, Apress, 2009

Magazine Publications



  • College Representative for Microsoft, attending recruiting trips, meeting with candidate and running events, 2007 - 2015

  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Program Lead for Failover Clustering, 2007 - 2011

  • Microsoft Technology Adoption Program (TAP) Program Lead for Failover Clustering, 2007 - 2011

  • Seattle Windows IT Pro User Group (SITPUG) presenter and member, 2008 - present


  • Kiro 7 TV (Seattle, United States), Interview about technology services for millennials, 2016

  • Regular press interviewer on behalf of Microsoft Corporation (multiple countries), 2013 - 2015

  • Chaula TV (Latvia), 2014

  • The Geek Whisperers (United States), Episode 53 – The Unicorn from Redmond, 2014

  • Director Magazine for IT Pros (Estonia), 2014

  • Monitor Pro Magazine (Slovenia), 2014

  • CIO Magazine (China), 2012

  • Computer Outlooks Radio Show (United States), 2012

Technical Marketing & Evangelism

  • 5nine Software, VP of Business Development & Marketing, developed and presented all content, doubling our users to over 100,000 in a year, 2015 - present

  • Microsoft Virtual Academy, Host and technical expert for virtual conferences for Windows Server and System Center with a total of 15 major event with 2.1 million+ views, 2012 - present

  • The Edge Show, Host and interviewer for weekly webcast with an average of 45,000 views with a total of 40 shows with 1.3 million+ views, 2011 - present

  • Channel 9 Live: Host and interviewer for streaming webcasts from technology events, 2011 - present

  • Conference Presentations: Presented keynotes, technical sessions and instructor-led labs at over one hundred technical events, 2008 - present

  • Microsoft TechNet: Wrote dozens of technical blogs and other articles, 2010 - 2012

  • Cluster Team Blog: Founded the clustering team's blog about high-availability, virtualization and disaster recovery, 2009 - 2011


Other Interests

Symon currently lives in downtown Seattle with his wife. He enjoys technology, college basketball, NFL football, UFC, foosball, Frisbee, classic rock, electronic music, movies, modern art, classic painting, blackjack strategy, juggling and other ‘circus arts’. His favorite pastime is traveling and he has visited over sixty countries across six continents.

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