Leon Adato

Head Geek

Leon’s 30 years of network and systems management and monitoring experience spans the financial, healthcare, food and beverage, and other industries, with 20 years focused specifically on monitoring and management.

Before he was a SolarWinds Head Geek, Adato was a SolarWinds software user for over a decade. He launched his IT career in 1989 and his expertise led him through roles as a classroom instructor, courseware designer, desktop support tech, server support engineer, and software distribution expert.

In the early 2000s, Adato became involved with systems monitoring and has since worked with a wide range of tools, including Tivoli, Nagios, Patrol, Zenoss, OpenView, SiteScope, and, of course, SolarWinds. He has designed solutions for companies that ranged from extremely modest (approx. 10 systems), to impressively large (5,000 systems), to ludicrous in scale (250,000 systems in 5,000 locations). He has experience monitoring all types of systems, including routers, load balancers, and SAN fabric, as well as Windows, Linux, and UNIX servers running on physical and virtual platforms.

His career includes key roles at Rockwell Automation, Nestlé, PNC, and Cardinal Health, providing server standardization, support, and network management and monitoring.