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.