Nutanix Certified Expert (NCX) Directory

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The Nutanix Certified Expert certification tests candidates on their ability to create and deliver Cloud-Smart solutions that leverage the Nutanix stack for Private Cloud and the best offerings from our Public Cloud partners for hybrid services.

Every NCX is an expert in their field and has the proven ability to design enterprise-scale solutions that support business-critical applications with service level agreements specified by business stakeholders.

Official Directory

Kyle Cherry

Employer: Nutanix 
Bio: Kyle is a veteran of the IT services industry with over 20 years experience and having held roles from the helpdesk all the way through to principle architect and pre-sales roles.  Kyle is a Senior Consultant for the APJ Services organization and over the past 12 months at Nutanix actively helped train and skill partner resources, completed complex designs and implementations for Metro Availability, Leap DR and Files.

In addition to multiple Nutanix certifications, Kyle also holds other key industry certifications including CCIA (Citrix Certified Integration Architect, VCP and MCSE.

Kenneth Fingerlos

Employer: Nutanix
Twitter: @KAFingerlos
Bio: Kenneth is a 25 year IT vetran, having held positions with end-customer, reseller, and IT manufacturer organizations.   Kenneth has held roles in deskside support, server administration, datacenter administration, enterprise architecture, IT management, and consulting.  He prides himself on being a ‘full stack specialist’ designing and deploying solutions for datacenters, private cloud, and end user computing.  He approaches problems with the fundamental questions of “Why are we doing this? And what is it’s value?”.

Nick Hartman

Employer: Stratascale
LinkedIn: Nick Hartman
Bio: Nick is an Enterprise Architect with over 20 years of experience with various publishing, financial, healthcare, and pre-sales roles. In those roles, he has worked within data center, security, cloud, network, IT policy, enterprise architecture, and consulting teams to help find new and innovative solutions to the most challenging problems. In his architectural designs he puts emphasis on the art of possible and providing business value while enabling future growth for an IT organization. He equally enjoys learning new technologies and providing training sessions in order to help both individuals and companies achieve their goals as well as encourage lifelong learning. He has his MBA from Xavier University and holds several industry certifications including Nutanix, AWS, Microsoft, and VMware.

Patrick Huber

Employer: SVA GmbH
LinkedInPatrick Huber
Bio: Patrick is an experienced IT Consultant working in the IT industry for over 20 years now. During his career he has held various roles in different areas (HW/SW support services, managed services, pre-sales, consulting, and solution design). In his current role, Patrick designs, implements, and supports enterprise solutions based on various Hybrid Cloud technologies and helps customers to achieve business goals, digital transformation, and optimized business outcome. He is very passionate about technology, education, and in understanding how the different bricks and cornerstones of an IT infrastructure work together. In addition to Nutanix NCX, Patrick holds other industry certifications from Nutanix, VMware and Veeam.

Eric Meyer

Employer: Nutanix
LinkedIn: @eric-meyer-0255631
Bio: I have been a Sr. Systems Engineer at Nutanix since August 2017 based out of the Pittsburgh, PA area.  I spent the early years of my career at Marconi as a Network Engineer for Optical Networks, ATM Switch, and Route / Switch. Over the next few years, I transitioned to a Security design consultant for mission-critical solutions such as Nuclear Power Plants and airports utilizing intelligent threat analysis systems.  Pryor coming to Nutanix I was a network Architect for UPMC 8 years achieving the highest level MPLS Certification for Nokia Service Service Routers. Over the last 3 ½ years at Nutanix I have been working in the commercial theater supporting customers across the Ohio Valley. Nutanix has been my favorite stops over the course of my career as I thoroughly enjoying working with customers, designing solutions, learning all of our amazing products, and more importantly the relationships I have built-in and out of Nutanix.  I also hold the Nokia SRA(#227) Service Router Certification.

Suchit Patel

Employer: Hitachi systems Microclinic Pvt Ltd, India
LinkedIn: Suchit Patel
Bio: Suchit works in the IT services Industry with over 14 years’ experience and held roles from Support Engineer, Project Engineer, Delivery Lead, all the way through to Solution architect and pre-sales roles. Currently he is designing and deploying solutions that deliver enterprise-level datacenter, private cloud and helping customers on their digital transformation journey. He holds other Industry certifications including VMware, Cisco, NetApp, AWS , Veritas, etc.

Akshay Poddar

Employer: Nutanix 
Twitter: @akshaypoddar24
Bio: Akshay is a System Engineer Nutanix from 2019 for enterprise customers. Prior to Nutanix, he worked with Core VDI Company as a solution Architect for enterprise customers. In his current role at Nutanix, he delivers enterprise-level datacenter design and transformation engagements for Nutanix customers on AHV, ESXi and Hyper-V, along with Business Critical Application migrations to the Nutanix platform. In conjunction with holding Nutanix NCX, Akshay holds other industry certifications including VMware, Citrix, Azure, Google ACE, etc.

Akmal Waheed

Employer: avancerPI Solutions
LinkedIn: Akmal Waheed
Bio: Akmal is Founder & Consulting Architect at avancerPI Solutions. In his current role, he is involved in consulting, designing, implementing, and training small to enterprise customers globally. The solutions are based on Nutanix, VMware, and RedHat technologies. He has worked with Nutanix, Dell EMC, VMware, and Hewlett Packard in multiple customers facing roles, from Technical Support Engineer for Printers to Consulting Architect for Hybrid Cloud solutions. He believes gaining beneficial knowledge is a very important part of life and is available in various forms in nature, hence learning never ends. He is the first winner of Virtual Design Master 2013-VDM001, the first-ever IT reality competition organized by the community. Technical blogger at

Igor Zecevic

Employer: Nutanix 
Twitter: @zecevicigor
Bio: Igor is a Consulting Architect at Nutanix. In his role, Igor designs enterprise solutions and helps customers to achieve business goals and digital transformation. He is very passionate about technology, education, and understanding how things work. He believes that knowledge sharing helps build a better community, which he does through his blog on Virtualization and Cloud technologies: In addition, Igor holds the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX #286) certification.