Jerome M. Wendt
President & Lead Analyst of DCIG, Inc.
Jerome Wendt is the President and Lead Analyst of DCIG Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. Mr. Wendt founded the company in September 2006.
Since founding the company in, Mr. Wendt has published extensively in data storage publications and journals covering all facets of storage. He regularly assists storage vendors in the preparation of white papers, marketing materials, sales guides and customer messaging.
Prior to founding DCIG Inc, Mr. Wendt worked in a variety of end user roles including Systems Manager, Storage Engineer and Storage Administrator for companies of all sizes. In his most recent position, Mr. Wendt worked as a Storage Engineer for First Data Corp. in Omaha, NE, where he was responsible for managing 250 TB on over 30 different storage systems in 3 different data centers. Wendt was responsible for introducing storage virtualization, storage resource management (SRM) software and tiered storage into the First Data storage environment. He also led the corporate wide initiative to roll out SRM software to all of First Data's data centers.
Mr. Wendt was nominated for ComputerWorld's Storage Innovator of the Year of 2003 for his initiatives in bringing storage virtualization into First Data.
Mr. Wendt regularly speaks at storage and records management conferences across the country including PRISM International, Storage Decisions and Storage Networking World.
Mr. Wendt earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems in 1995 from Washburn University (Topeka, KS) and a bachelor's degree in Theology in 1990 from Ambassador University (now merged with Azusa Pacific University) in Pasadena, CA.