Pat Bodin

Oct 24, 2013   //   by admin   //   Bios  //  No Comments

Pat Bodin is a globally recognized leader in the IT Data Center world. Pat has been working with customers, manufacturers and system integrators for almost 30 years developing synergies between business needs and the technology levers available to drive desired business outcomes. He has worked in professional services (E&Y), DoD Aerospace (Lockheed Martin), Entertainment (CNN), High-tech manufacturing (Cisco) and in 2003 founded his own global company (Firefly) which specializes in data center technology consulting and education.

As a CPA and accomplished architect in IT infrastructure, Pat has been able to show many customers over the years how to use technology in unique ways to create strong and measurable financial returns. With his creative approach to driving behavioral change among sales teams, Firefly has been able to demonstrate partner and customer returns on their investment of over 30:1. Similar results have never been attained by an educational enablement company, which was recognized by Cisco in 2012 when Firefly was named Global Partner of the Year. Firefly has grown from humble roots to a global company that now operates in 82 countries and conducts sessions in 22 languages. In September 2012, Pat sold his company to a European consortium, took a few months off to spend time with his family, and is now returning with renewed vigor to leverage his experience helping sales teams learn to elevate their game and deliver business value to their clients through technology. Pat serves as the worldwide converged infrastructure evangelist for NetApp, focused on developing the channel community that has been so instrumental in the success of FlexPod.