Garion Brown leads the company’s global virtualization efforts with responsibility for strategy and operations worldwide. He leads a large global team consisting of virtualization, cloud, automation, and operations experts, spanning 12 countries and 5 time zones. His Platform Engineering team leverages the team’s vast expertise to deliver and support over 100,000 desktops globally in support of our business and customer needs and requirements.
In his previous role at CME Group, he served as the Senior Director of Systems Engineering, which is the largest futures and options marketplace in the world. During his tenure there, he managed the Enterprise Server Platforms group, which encompassed over 50 staff in multiple regions globally. The org there consisted of primarily Linux, Windows, Virtualization, Desktop, Backup and Storage SMEs.
Garion has over 25 years of experience with infrastructure technologies at scale, with most time spent in the financial sector in Chicago. These include leadership roles at the Chicago Trading Company and Fidelity Information Services, and engineering role at Citadel Investment Group specializing in Windows and Linux based technologies.
Garion holds a Masters’s in Law in Information Technology and J.D. from UIC Law and a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.