Curriculum Vitae

Tobias Lilley
Bristol, UK


A multi-cloud evangelist with a passion for leveraging cutting-edge technology to drive positive change and solve real-world problems. Expertise in sales, technology, and product marketing. Strong communicator and team player, able to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams to bring ideas to life.


Communication and Presentation, Sales Strategy, Content Creation, Customer Relationship Management, Product Marketing, Cloud Industry, Sales and Technical Enablement, C-Level relationships, Technical Leadership, Technologist, CloudOps, DevOps, FinOps, GreenOps.


VMware, NEMEA – Multi-Cloud Management Director, Global Accounts

SEPT 2017 – Present

  • Business Management and Specialist Sales for Multi-Cloud Ops and Automation with VMware’s Strategic Global Accounts in NEMEA. 
  • Consistently overachieved plan, regularly closing large transformational deals in financial services and telecoms customers.

VMware, Worldwide – Senior Technologist, Corporate

JAN 2021 – JUNE 2022 (secondment)

  • Technologist for Multi-Cloud Management, evangelizing globally through the creation of public facing content such as videos, blogs, and podcasts.
  • Subject matter expert for multi-cloud management discussions and presentations. Working with VMware’s customers, partners, internal sales teams, and analysts across the wider industry.

VMware, EMEA – Business Development Specialist, Channel

JAN 2017 – SEPT 2017

  • Leading business development for the channel with major technology partners across EMEA. Focused on VMware’s Multi-Cloud Management Solutions.
  • Consistently overachieved targets for partner accreditation and deal registrations.

VMware, UK – UK Lead Cloud Management, Pre-Sales

AUG 2015 – JAN 2017

  • Lead UK Cloud Management Specialist focused on the software defined datacenter vision with VMware’s vRealize Cloud Management Platform.
  • Full UK coverage, broadening into the global space whilst working with large global financials.

Cisco, Global — Global Datacenter Solutions, Pre-Sales

SEPT 2013 – AUG 2015                    

  • Datacenter Solutions Engineer in Cisco’s Global Enterprise Theatre, aligned to the top 30 accounts globally across key verticals including the Financial Services Industry, Oil and Gas, Retail and Automotive.
  • Focused on Automation and Cisco’s software stack, whilst also promoting open-source technologies with a specialism in OpenStack.

HP Software, EMEA — Cloud Architect, Delivery

JULY 2011 – SEPT 2013                 

  • Cloud Architect in HP Software’s Professional Services Organization. Specialized in architecting and delivering large cloud and automation transformations across EMEA.
  • Leading virtual teams of consultants and developers.

BT, UK — Cloud Automation, Developer

SEPT 2009 – JUNE 2011                   

  • Senior Developer on the BT Global Services Virtual Datacenter platform.
  • Developing automation software to drive various components from network, storage, and compute, to CMDBs and cloud services.


PowerMBA — Business Administration and Digital Marketing

2021 – 2023

  • Online certification covering business strategy, marketing (inc. digital marketing), finance, entrepreneurship, lean startup, and leadership.

University of Plymouth, UK — FdSc Computer Science

2003 – 2005

  • Theoretical, technical, and practical understanding of computer science.

Personal Interests

Family (2 children), Music (guitar player), Motorcycles, Travel, Art, Fitness.