Dustin Estes

“A strong bedrock of infrastructure is paramount to the success of the solutions that are built upon it.”

I’ve spent over 15 rewarding years in the IT industry, first cutting my teeth as a Systems Admin before advancing into consulting. I loved getting my hands dirty building out datacenters and managing enterprise-wide systems across global infrastructures.

After a few years of hard work, I decided it was time to forge a new path. I turned toward consulting so that I could share all the knowledge and skills I had learned over the years, as well as gain new insights from other companies and individuals. I find it so rewarding to be able to go where I am needed and provide teams with the help and expertise they need to truly succeed.



Varying industries and sizes, on both a local and global level.

A Storied Journey

I've enjoyed a wonderfully successful career over the past 15+ years that has taken me across the world and allowed me to work at companies of all sizes in virtually every industry possible.

2019 - Now
Looking for My Next Career Opportunity
Somewhere Exciting
2017 - 2019
Enterprise Solutions Architect
Owner / Solutions Architect
2012 - 2014
Solutions Architect / Senior Systems Administrator
Southwestern Energy
2012 - 2012
Core Infrastructure Consultant
2007 - 2012
IT Systems Administrator
2006 - 2007
Senior IT Consultant
Robert Half Inc
2005 - 2006
Senior Systems Administrator
Rigid Building Systems

Don’t just take it from me

I’d like to offer my sincere gratitude for the work Dustin has done at Yazaki. This has been a very challenging pursuit and project, and Dustin has absolutely excelled. While his technical acumen was certainly outstanding, it was really his consultative skills that carried this project. Despite Yazaki having internal turmoil, communication issues, leadership vacuums, etc. Dustin was able to roll with every punch and drive the customer to a great outcome. He went well above the call of duty at each step and provided some of the most comprehensive and attractive documentation I’ve ever seen.

Geoff McNail

Dell  |  Principal Consultant

A skilled professional with a mind for the technical and an eye for the artistic

As an autodidact, I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and understanding. I have made it a point to continue my education throughout my career to ensure I stay up on the latest industry standards and best practices. I have always believed that the desire to learn new things is so important when it comes to an industry as dynamic as Information Technology.

  • Silver Award – Q2 2018
  • Silver Award – Q1 2018
  • Bronze Award – Q4 2017
  • Top Dog Award – Q1 2012
  • Process Design & Documentation
  • Enterprise Solution Design
  • Azure Solution Design
  • Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Application Packaging
  • Active Directory
  • Exchange/Office 365
  • Windows 10 Upgrades
  • Operating System Deployment
  • Windows as a Service
  • Configuration Compliance
  • Asset Management
  • Certificate Services (PKI)
  • Microsoft BitLocker (MBAM)
  • Group Policy Design
  • PowerShell
  • VBScript
  • BAT
  • UX/UI Layout & Design
  • Branding
  • Print Media
  • SharePoint/Website Design
  • Adobe Dimension
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InCopy
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
Scott D. LoweDell | Project Manager

Dustin you are an amazing Technical consultant and a true asset to Dell. It’s clear that you put 100% into everything that you do and it has been a pleasure working with you on this project.

Russ AugelloDell | Sales Executive

Dustin, I wanted to thank you for the great work you did at Northern Trust. I know this was a challenging engagement with many shifts in direction. You did a great job in managing customer expectations and finished the project with a happy customer.

Bobby KopkeYazaki | Senior IT Engineer

Your help has been insurmountable in our quest for greatness and I appreciate it. Thanks for being here. It’s a welcomed surprise considering our bad history with consultants.

Chip GodinDell | Principal Consultant

I second all that Geoff said. I also had the opportunity to talk separately with Bobby who said that it has been a long time since he worked so well with someone as he did with Dustin. He felt that he could trust Dustin to execute the tasks and keep him informed of the progress without needing any supervision. Bobby said, “I wish we had 4 more just like Dustin.

A Life Full of Hobbies and Interests

Performance Review

Dustin is known throughout the Dell EUC East Delivery as an outstanding TC who came on as a strong DLE and was hired into a full time role. He’s been involved in many complex projects (Yazaki, Northern Trust, NGA, HCSC, SA Credit Union and Martin Sprocket & Gear). All customers and PMs have provided great feedback about his deep technical knowledge and none of which had a single escalation or bad thing to say. Dustin performs excellent work in a very timely fashion, and can handle several workloads simultaneously. He had a Q3/Q4 combined utilization of 85%. His contributions allowed our team to achieve an 93% yearly utilization – inclusive of the time he was a DLE - which is the highest ever for any of the OD delivery teams.

Dustin is recognized as one of the strongest members of our EUC Delivery team due to his abilities and knowledge across a wide range of technologies. He has continually been nominated for awards throughout the year, winning a Bronze award due to his consistency in delivering quality results. He can be trusted with difficult accounts and will quickly turn any negative situation around achieving a positive outcome for both Dell and the customer. He’s personally one of the most technical consultants I know, and everyone has high praise for Dustin on their team.

Dustin is dedicated to his work and builds excellent relationships with his internal and external customers. He always makes himself available for his teammates and others to help with any technical issues and to share information. Dustin is always on-time with his expenses and his time reporting for projects. He fills out excellent progress reports for his customers and PM so that there is never a question as to his progress on his projects.

For FY19 I look forward to seeing Dustin expand his responsibilities into more of a Lead role. I believe that Dustin is ready for the next step and becoming a TDA, IP Engineer or SP is the eventual ideal next step. To best prepare for such a role, Dustin should take full advantage of all the training Dell offers, both on-site if possible and/or remotely, around pre-sales, scoping & executive communications, etc. I will also look for Dustin to assist in driving Global Remote Delivery throughout our new WaaS offerings, Autopilot, SAM and any other niche offerings we can develop. The more Dustin gets exposed to additional teams, the easier it will be to fit him into that role. It is critical we leverage Dustin’s passion for technology to develop new offerings for EUC

Overall, an excellent year from a top notch guy. Great job Dustin - I anticipate a highly successful FY19!

Chris Wright

EUC Services Manager | North America – East & Canada

An Endless Pursuit of Knowledge

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