Nick Turner

Profile

Skilled Wi-Fi professional, product evangelist, public speaker, technical training instructor, enthusiastic to ensure customer success.
I enjoy getting my hands dirty with project work; design, maintenance, installation, commission and validation of WLANs. From a vendor perspective; I am experienced delivering presentations at trade shows, attending customer meetings, product demonstration, strategic account relationship development (technical perspective). I have passion for product feedback and feature request wrangling and fine dining (sometimes even with the customers…[that last bit is meant as humour])

I am interested in short, medium to long-term contracts where I can practice my existing skillset, provide value to projects where I will be technically challenged, while I continue to learn.

Key Skills and Expertise

  • Technical Problem Solver
  • Well rounded individual with excellent communication skills
  • Thrives as a member of a team or as lone wolf
  • Able to create and maintain strong working relationships
  • Strong product knowledge and experience with Wi-Fi industry tools;
    Ekahau Pro, Cisco Spectrum Expert, Chanalyzer Pro, AirMagnet
  • CWNA
  • CWDP
  • CWSP
  • CWDP
  • CCNA Wireless
  • CCNA
  • OSWP
  • CUWSS
  • Ruckus WiSE

Employment

Technical Sales Engineer – Ekahau

September 2016 – Present

  • Subject matter expert for Ekahau EMEA
  • Public facing team member at Ekahau
  • Co-hosting webinars with thousands of attendees from around the world
  • Presenting at conferences and trade shows including;
    Aruba Atmosphere, Cisco PVT, WLPC, Wi-Fi Design Day, WLA Meet-Up
  • Pre-Sales interaction – small group webinars to understand customer requirements and demonstrate Ekahau product portfolio, answer technical questions
  • Post-Sales interaction – focus on enabling customers to get the most value from the toolset, workflow assistance
  • Wrangling product feedback and feature requests
  • Assisting technical support department on specialist matters
  • Technical product training / product orientation

Senior WLAN Engineer – Empowered

June 2015 – June 2016

  • Responsible for site visits, liaising with account managers and sales department, exploring, establishing and detailing the finer requirements of the proposed WLAN
  • Initiating high level design, surveying sites and producing full report documentation
  • Installation and configuration of WLANs on site, fine tuning and carrying out post installation surveys

WLAN Engineer – DigitalAir Wireless

December 2012 – June 2015

  • Site visits, liaising with account managers and sales department, exploring, establishing and detailing the finer requirements of the proposed WLAN
  • Initiating high level design, surveying and producing report documentation
  • Installation, commission, troubleshooting and validation of WLANs within
    large offices, warehouses, data centres, caravan sites, healthcare facilities including hospitals (NHS and private), automotive storage centres, hotels, theatres and industrial spaces
  • Preparation and delivery of both in-house and customer product training

Product Development & Engineer – Cybernet Communications

September 2011 – September 2012

  • Worked closely with the management team to develop quality and reliable product and solution offerings to both commercial and residential customers.
  • High Speed internet access to remote rural areas, remote access infrastructures and fail safe.
  • On-site assessment, installation of CPE, calibration and software setup
  • Radio Tower construction, commission of radio communication infrastructure
  • Liaised with field operations, in-house support teams and 3rd party suppliers to identify problems and provide solutions
  • Observed current industry standards and safety standards with particular regards to working at height and in remote locations

Further Experience

  • Mountain Pine Beetle Surveying
    Freelance, Canada [ Jan 2011  – Mar 2011 ]
  • Travel throughout Canada
    Aug 2010  – Jan 2011
  • Forest Fire Fighter
    Seneca Enterprises, Canada [ Jul 2010   – Aug 2010 ]
  • Tree Planter
    Summit Reforestation, Canada [Apr 2010   – Jul 2010 ]
  • Lighting and Sound Event Technician
    Rockit Event Production, London, UK [Jan 2010  – Apr 2010 ]
  • Lapland Snow Ranger, outdoor activities and child care
    Esprit Holidays Ltd, Finland [ Dec 2009 ]
  • Lighting Cameraman and Editor
    Real Impact Productions, UK [ Sep 2008  – Nov 2009 ]

Education

  • Self study courses and sitting technical certification exams
    2012 – Present
  • Completion of High School & Sixth Form College (AS and A2)
    2003 – 2005

Personal Touch

I get satisfaction from neat, tidy, functional DIY tinkering projects, recent successes include Raspberry Pi doorbell push notification system, CatFlap (Pet Door) photography.

Off-Road Triathlon “athlete” <- participant, XC mountain bike rider, outdoor venture activities such as trail running and orienteering. I enjoy recreational climbing and am comfortable at height, this was a a great combination when working in Canada, experience rigging, antenna installation and alignment on communication towers, and I enjoy climbing trees.

What People Say

Hi Nick, You did a cracking job with the presentation…
Many Thanks

Carlos Anonuevo, OpenReality

That is AWESOME and super-efficient! Champion Nick!

Peter Rixon, VirginMedia

Thanks very much, it was a great and informative presentation. Much appreciated.
Best regards

Assem Lawandy, Platinum Vision

What are you still thinking about? Stop reading these quotes, and hire Nick already

Jussi Kiviniemi, Janitor (Wi-Fi Janitor)

Thank you very much for the wonderful and informative demo virtual training

Gan BT, Alphamatic

I got an understandable answer for every question. Nick gave me good explanation of topics I was interested. He was a really helpful. I am 100% satisfied with your support. Thanks

Mario Petrik, DXC Nokia

Hello Nick, Many Thanks for your response, I’m a fan your Youtube-channel and your publications. Thanks also for really good job. Jan

Jan Schalie, Schalie

Thank you Nick! This is the kinda stuff that we are known for!!

Mika Hakala, Ekahau CEO

Nick, Thank you very much for the impromptu template training today. I really appreciate you going above and beyond in answering my questions about Ekahau even when I brought questions out of the area titled in the request. Please pass this alone to anyone at Ekahau that would appreciate you performing well at your job. You Support your product well..!

Andrew Quebman, WWT

Let’s build something together.


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