Nick Turner CV


Skilled Wi-Fi professional, product evangelist, public speaker, enthusiastic to ensure customer success and technical training instructor.

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 customers... [no? not funny? ah well...])

I am interested in building upon my technical skillset, providing value to projects where I will be technically challenged, while continuing to learn.

Key Skills and Expertise

  • Technical problem solver
  • Well rounded individual with excellent communication skills
  • Thrives as a member of a team with a shared goal, competent as a lone wolf
  • Able to create and maintain strong working relationships

Strong product knowledge and experience with Wi-Fi industry tools:

  • Hamina, Ekahau Pro, Cisco Spectrum Expert, Chanalyzer Pro, AirMagnet
  • Intermediate working knowledge of Python, I maintain several home projects that utilise python code that I have created, the most complex of these makes use of computer vision to detect when my cat attempts to bring home prey (mice, rats, birds, squirrels etc).
    This is a skillset I am interested in developing further.
  • CWNE 371
  • CWAP
  • CWDP
  • CWSP
  • CWNA
  • ECSE Design
  • ECSE Troubleshooting
  • ECSE Advanced (author of the 2020 course material)
  • OSWP
  • CCNA Wireless
  • CCNA R&S
  • Ruckus WiSE


Wireless Network Engineer - Aruba (High Touch Services)

June 2022 - Present Day

Technical Product Trainer - Ookla

December 2020 - June 2022
  • Internal product training / sales enablement
  • Working closely with individual product subject matter experts to distil essential knowledge
  • Member of the product team overseeing a broad portfolio of enterprise and carrier focussed products

Independent Wi-Fi Consultant - Badger Wi-Fi

January 2020 - December 2020
  • Wi-Fi Design, survey, troubleshooting, consultation
  • Wi-Fi Instructor, training material author
  • Ekahau Custom Report Template creation / consulting

Technical Sales Engineer - Ekahau

September 2016 - December 2019

Senior WLAN Engineer - Empowered

June 2015 - June 2016
  • Responsible for site visits, liaising with account managers and salesdepartment, exploring, establishing and detailing the finer requirements of theproposed WLAN
  • Initiating high level design, surveying sites and producing full reportdocumentation
  • Installation and configuration of WLANs on site, fine tuning andcarrying 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 Surveyor, 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 activity leader - Esprit Holidays Ltd, Finland [ Dec 2009 ]
  • Lighting Cameraman and Editor - Real Impact Productions, UK [ Sep 2008 - Nov 2009 ]


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 great combination when working in Canada, experience rigging, antenna installation and alignment on communication towers, and I enjoy climbing trees.