Leon Adato

Head Geek

Leon Adato is a Head Geek and technical evangelist at SolarWinds, and is a Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MCSE, and SolarWinds Certified Professional®. His 25 years of network management experience includes working in financial, healthcare, food and beverage industries, and more.

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 has 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 got 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 were extremely modest (approx. 10 systems) to those that were mind-bogglingly large (250,000 systems in 5,000 locations). He gained experience monitoring all types of systems, including routers, switches, 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®, Nestle®, PNC®, and Cardinal Health®, providing server standardization, support, and network management and monitoring.