Gavin Egli

Technical Director


Transformational Leader

Gavin Egli

Transformational Leader

Technical Director


About Me

My nearly two-decade-long journey in IT infrastructure and application development, along with various leadership roles, has allowed me to build a comprehensive understanding of the tech landscape. These experiences have honed my capabilities, turning me into the multi-faceted leader I am today.
I have extensive knowledge of technology and stay updated on industry trends and can adapt my communication style to connect with different audiences effectively. I embrace continuous learning and love change, contributing to the future of technology.

I'm deeply fascinated by the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence, and I firmly believe in our collective responsibility to prioritize sustainability as we harness its power.


Fulltime · 4 Years 6 Months

Director, Solution Engineering - Alps

July 2022 - Present

Responsible for overseeing people management and making critical decisions that have a significant impact on growing VMware's business. I exercise independent judgment, contribute to company objectives, and ensure compliance with budgets and schedules. I manage organizational shifts and develop first-line managers through coaching and talent reviews. I set the people management strategy, identify talent gaps, and plan for future talent requirements. My role involves directing a broad functional area, controlling planning, staffing, and budgeting. I also engage with C-level executives, act as a press spokesperson, and collaborate with Partners and Alliances Technical Directors/VPs.

Senior Manager, Solution Engineering - Alps

March 2019 - July 2022

Lead the Systems Engineering and Solution Architecture organisation, which take care of technical presales activities with all VMware customer and partner segmets in the Alps Region (Switzerland & Austria). I coordinate the strategic development of my organization, engage in account management activities such as developing account strategies, high-level presentations, problem resolutions, relationship development and priorisation of corporate resource involvement with top prospects in the region.

Credit Suisse

Fulltime · 13 Years 7 Months

Vice President, Head of Cloud Development

December 2017 - February 2019

Headed up architecture and development of private cloud services ranging across IaaS , CaaS , PaaS and DBaaS enabling thousands of internal users to provision fully integrated and secure services in minutes. Subject Matter Expert for Cloud Development and Engineering, driving automation ideas from inception to delivery and adoption, operating at a global level. Integration of Private Cloud into Microsoft Azure to enable a seamless hybrid consumption of private and public cloud services.

AVP, Lead Engineer, Cloud Development & Engineering

February 2016 - December 2017

Lead the design & implementation of a production grade private cloud across 8 global data centers with an initial offering of a dozen IaaS services generating an adoption of thousands of virtual machines within less than 12months. Partnered with Dell Technologies and HP Enterprise as part of a global proof of concept and built out two private cloud solutions spanning from physical installations to IaaS service design and development.

AVP, Software Release Automation & Config Mgmt

December 2013 - February 2016

Designed and built one of the largest heterogenous Saltstack deployments with ten thousands of Linux and Windows systems under management and almost eight thousand active users while increasing software deployment speeds by a factor of 10. The solution is used across all business divisions and responsible for most of the software distribution volume for the bank.

Staff Automation Engineer

August 2009 - December 2013

Developed a provisioning automation application covering hardware configuration and hypervisor installation to enable hands off upgrades of the estate of multiple thousand VMware ESXi hypervisors. Enhanced the solution to provision Windows and Redhat Enterprise Linux VMs.

Young Talent IT Systems Engineering

August 2005 - August 2009

Various roles during IT Young Talent Program

Latest Spokesperson Engagements
June 08, 2023 Computerworld - Supercloud

Portabilität und Migration von Workloads sind Schlüsselfaktoren bei der Anwendungsmodernisierung und dem Übergang zur Cloud.

April 04, 2023 IT Markt - Storage Podium

Welche Rolle spielt Software-defined Storage in der Schweiz? Die Antworten auf diese und weitere Fragen hat Gavin Egli, Director Solution Engineering Alps bei VMware.

November 23, 2022 Inside IT - VMware Explore

Thomas Krieg und Gavin Egli von VMware Schweiz sprechen im Interview über die Sinnhaftigkeit der Multi-Cloud und fehlende Skills in der Partnerlandschaft.

August 22, 2022 Google Cloud Webinar

Lift your VMware workloads to the Cloud. In this episode, we’ll take you through the hybrid strategy of VMware, present customer cases and talk about the drivers and the building blocks of a Google Cloud VMware Engine solution.

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