CEO at Drone Labs, LLC
- Houston, Texas Area
- Computer Software
Zain Naboulsi's Overview
- CEO at Drone Labs, LLC
- Technology Solutions Professional, Developer Tools at Microsoft
- Senior Developer Evangelist at Microsoft
- Founder / CTO / Trainer / Consultant at Independent Consultant
- Senior Technical Trainer / Team Lead at New Horizons Computer Learning Center
- Director, Technical Implementation Engineers at Data Return
- Consultant / Manager / Trainer at Berger & Company
Zain Naboulsi's Summary
Healthy mix of executive management experience in building and operating technical companies as well as being a technical resource to large organizations. Passionate about identifying technology-enabled disruptive solutions to under-served markets.
Zain Naboulsi's Experience
Technology Solutions Professional, Developer Tools
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry
January 2012 – Present (2 years 10 months) Houston, Texas Area
* Responsible for helping run the Developer Tools Business in the South Central District (Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana).
* Landed revenue that met or exceeded quota many times with targets between 30-45 Million.
Achieved an astounding 121% of Renewal Revenue quota in FY12.
Frequently scaled through partners to achieve district priorities.
Personally created the IntelliTrace Workshop materials used world-wide to educate customers.
Created the IntelliTrace Tour that resulted in over 1 Million in upside.
Awarded the DPE US Q3 Award and a special "Moving Mountains" Award with Schlumberger.
Managed to get .NET and Visual Studio approved as a standard at AT&T.
Creator of the Long-Term Webcast Program for customers that is used world-wide.
Senior Developer Evangelist
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry
March 2007 – January 2012 (4 years 11 months)
One of a small group of people in DPE (United States Subsidiary) who had Visual Studio as their Technical Focus Area
Contributed toward 6.7 Million dollars in revenue for EPG, CAM, and SMSP accounts via the popular Visual Studio Tours
Personally created corporate .NET user groups at Hewlett-Packard, Exxon, Continental Airlines, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, and several other accounts
Responsible for running the Audience Business in the Gulf Coast area (South Texas and Louisiana)
Owner of the top blog in DPE: Visual Studio Tips and Tricks (flucuates between 1st to 3rd place)
Author of the MS Press book, Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio
Personally reached many thousands of people in-person with content delivery on numerous cutting-edge topics before and after RTM (Visual Studio 2008/2010, Silverlight, XNA, Azure, Windows Phone, et al)
Responsible for coordinating events among local and national influentials and partners (Houston TechFest, TechEd New Orleans 2010, SharePoint Saturday, et al)
Helped create online communities such as the LinkedIn .NET User Group and the Facebook .NET User Group
Founder / CTO / Trainer / Consultant
August 2003 – December 2006 (3 years 5 months) Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Trained students on just about all Microsoft products available.
Trained students on numerous products to include, but not limited to, Oracle 9i / 10g, RedHat / Fedora Linux, Apache, Tomcat, Java Server Pages (JSPs), XML / XSLT, HTML / CSS, PERL, C, etc.. (You name it and I have probably done it at some level)
Automated many systems inside the company to produce more output with fewer people.
Led the company toward creating completely automated classroom setups.
Facilitated sales meetings and helped close business
Senior Technical Trainer / Team Lead
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; NEWH (OTCBB); Information Technology and Services industry
July 2001 – August 2003 (2 years 2 months) Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Consulted on and/or taught many Microsoft products, including: The Microsoft Solutions Framework, SQL 2000, ASP.NET, and Visual Basic .NET, et al.
Lead for the Custom Scripts Team.
Maintained consistently high evaluation scores for classes taught.
Voted Trainer of the Year in the first four months of tenure.
First trainer to earn the Microsoft Solutions Framework Trainer status for the entire United States operations.
Director, Technical Implementation Engineers
1999 – 2001 (2 years) Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Created and evolved metrics with my direct reports to better manage activities, which led to an estimated 1200 orders being implemented worth an estimated total value of $1.8 billion.
Grew with this start-up company from 100 employees to approximately 600 employees.
Utilized division resources to train/mentor other groups to improve Data Return's overall technical pool of knowledge.
Managed team to successfully implement Microsoft SQL (all versions), Exchange (5.x & 2k), BizTalk, Commerce Server 2k, IIS (all versions), and many other products for customers.
Provided oversight on the elimination of extra software licenses within
Implementation to save the company over 20% on license costs.
Consultant / Manager / Trainer
Berger & Company
November 1997 – December 1999 (2 years 2 months) Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Consulted on and/or taught many Microsoft products, including: NT 3.51 & 4.0, SQL 6.5 & 7.0, and Visual Basic 5.0 & 6.0, et al.
Consulted on and/or taught many non-Microsoft products, including: Check Point's Firewall-1 3.0 & 4.0, Oracle 7.x & 8.0, and Cisco IOS 11.3, et al.
Contributed as a value-added resource by coordinating and training consultants on weekends and nights in-house, which saved money and contributed towards the company's bottom line.
Responsible for Training Department's asset acquisition and tracking.
Zain Naboulsi's Skills & Expertise
- Software Development
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Social Networking
- Visual Studio
- Windows Phone
- Windows Azure
- Cloud Computing
- Web Applications
- Software Design
- Web Services
- Agile Methodologies
- Software Engineering
- Web Development
- ASP.NET MVC
- Business Intelligence
- Public Speaking
- Employee Training
- Software Project Management
- Microsoft Technologies
- Database Design
- Enterprise Architecture
- Test Driven Development
- Entity Framework
- Agile Project Management
Zain Naboulsi's Publications
- Microsoft Press
- August 31, 2011
Take a detailed look into Visual Studio—and learn practical techniques to help you work more efficiently. This fully revised and expanded version of Visual Studio Tips: 251 Ways to Improve Your Productivity includes a comprehensive collection of tips and shortcuts for working with the code editor, visual designers, searches, debugger, and other features in Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010.
Zain Naboulsi's Education
Zain Naboulsi's Additional Information
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