Leading Companies I've Worked With
I'm a twenty-year tech industry veteran, entrepreneur, published author, international conference speaker, and online trainer. I spend most of my time teaching online and working with select consulting clients through CloudSkills.io.
I got my break in the late 1990's when someone took a chance on me. Although I had no experience, I got my first job in the tech industry. I promised myself I wouldn’t waste the opportunity.
Fast forward to today, and I've worked for tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon, and have founded two consulting companies of my own. I’ve been paid to speak on stage at events around the world. I’ve published four books and have created over twenty online courses that have reached more than 300,000 learners on platforms including Pluralsight, Lynda.com, and LinkedIn Learning.
I've learned firsthand that anyone can create a successful career in the tech industry. My goal is to shorten the learning curve for others and I am a big believer in contributing to the technical community. I'm proud to be recognized as a Microsoft Azure MVP, and I am an official member of the Forbes Technology Council.
"Mike worked for my team on a new initiative to build fully functional references of enterprise applications on AWS. The initiative was loaded with ambiguity at the time. We were still learning about the best practices for structuring these applications so they were cost effective, but also highly available and secure. Mike exceeded expectations on all aspects of this initiative. He was creative, innovative and passionate about how he approached the work and he consistently delivered results. This new initiative is now mature and has helped thousands of AWS partners and customers use enterprise application stacks successfully on AWS."
- Tom Stickle, Director of Software Engineering, Amazon GuardDuty & Macie
"Mike is one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to cloud technologies and the various services they offer. He's worked extensively as an engineer and instructor with AWS and Azure and knows the ins-and-outs of each one. Mike's also a great speaker and instructor as well. He knows how to explain complex concepts in a way that's easy to understand. Most importantly, Mike's a great guy to work with. He brings a positive attitude to everything he does and is fun to be around. I highly recommend him!"
- Dan Wahlin, Founder & Chief Architect at Wahlin Consulting, Pluralsight author, Microsoft MVP & RD, Google GDE & Docker Captain
"One of the biggest qualities of Mike (I usually call him Sir out of pure respect), is that he is so approachable and humble. Whether one needs help on authoring video courses or wants to make a career changing decision, Mike has always responded to emails and chipped in with his valuable advice that has made a lot of positive impact in my career."
- Manoj Nair, Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft
"Once in a great while you may have the opportunity to meet someone that is consistently logical, knowledgeable, honest, and completely reliable. Mike is all of these things and more. I found him to be a treasure trove of knowledge and expertise for all manner of technology topics. I believe that his technological excellence stems from a genuine interest in technology and a thirst to learn more. I highly recommend Mike and know that he will go far in his field."
- Nathan Browne, IT Infrastructure | Systems Automation | Process Improvement
"I worked with Mike for several years and found him to be an excellent problem solver, tireless contributor, and always a team player. Mike's first day with our company included correcting several serious problems with enterprise systems. He immediately found solutions to long term problems and his solutions are stilled used today. Mike always found answers and was willing to work with other team members to help improve their skills. I could always count on Mike in any situation and never had to worry about a project being completed on time. I would highly recommend him for any position and know his skills have only improved over the last several years."
- Phil Cook, Director, Technology
"Mike is one of the smartest people I know. Technically in the top percent, an excellent instructor and speaker. He is hard working, doesn't miss deadlines, and has become a well recognized author and conference presenter on some of the most difficult technologies. I highly recommend Mike."
- Jason Helmick, MVP - Cloud and Datacenter Management
"Mike is one the smartest people I know. He is very articulate and thorough at whatever project he is doing. He goes beyond normal duties to get the job done. Anyone would highly benefit by hiring Mike to do any work they needed in his field."
- Chris Miller, Solutions Engineer
"Mike is probably the smartest guy I know, He never gives up on a task and always find the best solution the problem not just the easiest. I would recommend Mike to anyone."
- Robert Martin, Principal System Engineer
"Mike Pfeiffer's in depth knowledge of Microsoft and other like technologies is far beyond anyone else that I've worked with. He has the ability to take a project from beginning to end in a complete solution. Mike has the experience for any job in the technology field. He is definitely the go to guy for problems that cannot be resolved."
- Jeremy Whittaker, Councilman at City of Mesa
"Mike's method of teaching is unrushed, clear and the classes are fun. Thanks Mike for your contributions and support to us in the field."
- Loyle T. Strader, via LinkedIn
"Mike is an expert in his field, extremely professional, and a true pleasure to work with. He provides the technical expertise, completes the task in a timely manner, all while transferring his knowledge to the client. After completion of the project Mike promptly responded to additional questions we had regarding the work."
- Marcia LaFraugh, Systems & Network Admin
"Mike is an expert at what he does. His knowledge, experience, and problem solving skills place him in the top tier of engineers. I would want Mike on my team whenever possible."
- Corey O'Brien, Sr. Network Engineer - CCIE Security
"I've worked with Mike directing and producing training videos, and the whole time he has had an amazing ability to attack his videos head on and become an amazing knowledge transfer expert."
- Adam Patrick Murray, Video Director & Photographer
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