Michael Brown

Cloud Solutions Architect

Bloomington, IN

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I'm a cloud solutions architect for a major cloud computing provider. I've been in IT leadership for a Fortune 50 company along with being a software developer and infrastructure engineer. I'm also a commercial airplane and helicopter pilot working in corporate aviation in Central Indiana. I've been flying for over 20 years.

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Work experience

Apr 2021 - Present

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Cloud Solutions Architect

I enjoy working with AWS partners as they bring awesome solutions to our customers!

Oct 2020 - Present

Great West Casualty Company

Corporate PIlot

I'm an on-call corporate pilot flying a Citation CJ1+ to destinations in the midwest and east coast.


Jul 2019 - Present


Commercial Pilot - Contract

Commercial Pilot AMEL ASEL Rotorcraft 2300 hours total time 2200 hours PIC 500 hours multi-engine 420 hours rotorcraft

Jan 2020 - Apr 2021


Cloud Solutions Architect - Spinnaker

I worked with customers of all sizes across all industries modernize how they deploy software. I traveled across the country working with talented professionals looking to make people's lives better through automated software delivery with Spinnaker.

Feb 2018 - Dec 2019

Pivotal Software, Inc.

Advisory Solutions Architect - PCFS Field Delivery

I worked with customers of all shapes, sizes, and industries as they built IT platform products to transform the delivery of software. I travelled the country making new friends on an amazing journey! I was able to help customers build application platforms using Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) on their own VSphere infrastructure, or in the public cloud on AWS, Azure or GCP. It was fun to bridge the gap between engineering and leadership as we delivered value iteratively!

Jun 2017 - Jul 2018

Shiftee Work Management

Senior Developer

I was a Senior Developer at a new business startup building a mobile application for on-demand business staffing. I worked with node, React, and CouchDB. From a tooling perspective, I was in atom, react-native, #slack, GitHub, and a bunch other things daily. It was a ton of fun to be developing software with a driven startup team! I mostly worked with big problems (security, data handling, flow logic) and doing deep debugging of hard-to-squash bugs.

Feb 2013 - Feb 2018

State Farm

lT Leader

I was a leader in IT working on complex, challenging, and confidential efforts. There's never a boring day when you're solving problems for millions of customers! Some of my past leadership work includes: - Managing all application and data migrations into new enterprise data centers. - Leading an architecture team responsible for designing our new enterprise data centers, including meeting new disaster recovery requirements. - Implementing a big data solution for claims fraud analytics.


Aug 2008 - Feb 2013

State Farm Insurance

StateFarm.com Team

I served as a lead developer for StateFarm.com. I worked with a bunch of really great developers, managers, and analysts to provide a world-class internet site and mobile apps supporting State Farm customers!


Dec 2007 - Aug 2008

CA, Inc.

Sr. Customer Solution Architect

I was a Customer Solution Architect for CA in the Central Illinois market. I was a pre-sales architecture consultant, working on business and technical solutions for customers as part of the technical sales life cycle.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2007

Rural King Distributing

Information Technology Manager

I was responsible for all data and telecommunications for Rural King. RK has stores in 6 states specializing in Farm and Home Supplies. I was also a reserve helicopter and airplane pilot for the company.


Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Burwood Group


I worked for Burwood as an implementation consultant and pre-sales engineer for a networking and systems management contract.


Dec 1999 - Jun 2007

Pepperweed Consulting

Principal Consultant

Dec 1999 - Jun 2007

State Farm

Systems Analyst Consultant

Consultant in the Service Management function.

2002 - 2005

Eclipse Solutions

Principal Consultant


1997 - 1998

Skyline Communications

Commercial Pilot


1995 - 1998

Eli Lilly

Telecom Systems Analyst


1995 - 1995

Single Source Systems


1992 - 1995

Andersen Consulting


MACPAC/D development, FOUNDATIONS for VMS development, infrastructure support


1988 - 1992

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

BS, Electrical Engineering

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