Tony Parker

Passionate Solutions Engineer

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Who am I ?

CCIE level experience in Route, Switch, Cloud SaaS, Wireless, SD-WAN, Security, and more.

Consulting System Engineer CCIE 44374 subject matter expert on Cisco solutions, Prime Infrastructure with Assurance, Cisco Wireless, and Meraki. Also received training and supported ISE (Identity Services Engine) Cisco-Meraki MX, Firewall, Wireless, Data Center, Campus Fabric, CAT9K, Umbrella, AMP Security, OpenDNS, DNA Center, Mist Network, Aerohive Network, wireless and switching product line. Download My Resume

Personal Info

  • Phone : 858-204-1366
  • Email :
  • Twitter : parkerlab
  • Location : Raleigh, North Carolina

My Expertise

Route, Switch, Wireless

Current and relevant network engineer.

Network Security

Current AMP, Umbrella, Firepower, and Open DNS experience.

API & Programming

PHP, Python, Automation, Scripting, and more.

My Resume


Technical Sales Manager – Aerohive Networks

2015 Current

Technical resource consulting with prospective clients to determine needs, conduct on-site technical assessments, designing effective solutions and resolving business-critical issues with Cloud and on-prem solutions.

Consulting System Engineer – Cisco

2007 – 2015

Consulting System Engineer in advanced technologies, wireless business unit. Overlay to southern California sales teams as a wireless expert.

Sr. System Engineer – Meru / Fortinet

2005 – 2007

Sr. System Engineer for Southwest Region. Support pre and post sales engagements.

Sr. System Engineer – Trapeze Networks

2003 – 2005

I provided pre-sales support and training on the Wireless WIFI Switching (Mobility Exchange).

System Engineer – Extreme Networks

1998 – 2002

Technical resource consulting with prospective clients to determine needs, conduct on-site technical assessments, designing effective solutions and resolving business-critical issues with EGP, BGP, OSPF, and traffic engineering.

Technical Support Engineer – Bay Networks / Nortel

1996 – 1998

Supported Bay Network’s routers, switches, and management systems. After a year in support, I transferred to the pre-sales position of Systems Engineer for San Jose and San Francisco bay area.


CCIE 44374 – Cisco

2012 – Current

CCIE in wireless with Cisco.

Network Cert – Mist Networks

2017 – Current

Mist certified in BLE, Mcro BLE, Virtual BLE, and WiFi as a service.


  • Protocols

  • Programming

    PHP, Python, API, Javascript, Scripting
  • Technologies

    SD-WAN, Automation, Security, IGP/EGP Wireless


  • Music
  • Aviation
  • Travel
  • Coding


Good sales engineers are skilled at either the technology they work with, or at the account management. Great sales engineers can do both: install on Monday, troubleshoot and characterize a bug on Tuesday, tip the scales of an evaluation on Wednesday, and pivot on Thursday to learning how to win over an organization and who the sales rep needs to work with to take the project to the next step. (A real rock star like Tony will sometimes get the order himself, too.)

Tony has the whole package: the drive to thoroughly learn what he's working with, the brains to remember it all, the creativity to apply it to new situations, and awareness of the business around him to know how he's going to close out his quarter.
Matthew Gast
Director of Product Management, Platform (APIs and Applications)
I have known Tony for 11 years and during that time I have come to learn that he is a consummate relationship manager whose experience and technical acumen afford him the ability to evangelize his message at all levels of the business. Customers and colleagues alike view him as a trusted advisor and expert in his field. I personally have benefited from knowing Tony and will proudly walk into any sales situation with him at my side.
Ken Cunningham
Sales Specialist, Meraki-Cisco
Tony is one of the most well-rounded and technically inquisitive SEs that I've had the pleasure to work with. Not only does he have extremely well rounded customer-facing sales skills, he also has a strong technical foundation that is always looking to grow.
Robert Crisp
VP Field Technical Operations, Avitto Networks
Tony possesses deep technical understanding of wireless technologies down to the bits and bytes but yet has the ability to explain the technology clearly to both fellow engineers and customers. He also has broad networking industry experience and is an asset to any organization.
Peter Ho
Internet and Network Architect, Cisco
Tony has an exceptional ability to listen to and find solutions to clients' needs even if the full response involves other technologies. Would I hire him again! There is no question that my response is YES.
Ric Lukasiewicz
Cloud Security

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