Title: Senior Storage Engineer
Company: Q & Q IT Consulting
Location: Glendale, Wisconsin, United States
Steven Qualls, senior storage engineer at Q & Q IT Consulting, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering and consultancy.
Mr. Qualls, an accomplished engineer and IT consultant with a wealth of experience spanning almost three decades embarked on his professional journey in the 1990s. Beginning in the manufacturing sector while pursuing his education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he completed a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering complemented by minors in computer science and math. His career commenced with an internship at Rockwell Automation, where he provided crucial technical support for engineers, laying the groundwork for his future expertise.
Transitioning into independent consulting by 1995, Mr. Qualls honed his skills while collaborating with industry giants like GE Healthcare, EMC, and Dell. His journey saw him assume pivotal roles, starting as a SAN Administrator at GE Healthcare from 2005 to 2006 and later as a resident at EMC from 2007 to 2011. He progressed to influential positions such as solutions architect for PwC Consulting from 2011 to 2012 and later as a storage solutions architect at Blue Cross and Blue Shield from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Qualls’ tenure expanded as an enterprise infrastructure solutions architect at Harley-Davidson Motor Company from 2014 to 2020 and as a senior storage solutions architect at Matthews International Corporation from 2016 to 2020. In 2015, he established Q & Q IT Consulting, assuming the mantle of the owner and senior storage engineer, consolidating his expertise and experiences into a dynamic consultancy.
Mr. Qualls’ success is a testament to his proactive approach to industry trends. His foresight in recognizing the importance of external data management strategies in the late 1990s and his emphasis on virtualization and cloud computing have consistently positioned him at the forefront of technological advancements. Looking ahead, he remains committed to staying abreast of cutting-edge technologies, particularly focusing on artificial intelligence. He finds immense gratification in leveraging his expertise to impact companies’ bottom lines, relishing the opportunity to collaborate with top Fortune 500 companies. His advice to budding professionals underscores the necessity of perpetual learning, especially in the dynamic landscape of modern IT, emphasizing the criticality of remaining updated with evolving technology.
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