Tom is the Chief Technology Officer at CWNP as well as a Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE®) the highest-level designation within the CWNP family of wireless IT certifications. This year, he will also be our keynote speaker!
Day-to-day he uses his expertise to guide the development of certifications and learning materials across all CWNP certifications, leading a team of technical writers.
Prior to joining CWNP, Tom spent 15 years working as a consultant in Wi-Fi technologies, security and Microsoft solutions, advising global companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Wells Fargo, Scotts as well as the Department of Defense. Before that, he spent several years as a systems administrator in an organization with more than 60 locations and over 20,000 nodes. All told, Tom has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry, has authored 15 books on technologies ranging from Wi-Fi to Windows Server administration, has garnered numerous industry recognitions and can be followed on Twitter at @carpentertom.
Tom is a native of West Virginia and currently resides just outside of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his many IT certifications, he holds a Bachelors in Biblical Studies.