This week, we sat down with Alvin DaCosta, the senior director of Field and Channel Marketing at Nimble Storage, a company known for its data center architecture and enterprise storage solutions.
DaCosta helped launch Nimble's global partner program and is also responsible for the development of the company's channel incentives program. Before coming to Nimble, he served in a variety of roles at Cisco Systems, and helped create the networking company's global channel strategy for its Unified Compute Platform.
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DaCosta: I was a courtesy clerk at Lucky's Grocery Store.
The VAR Guy says: Customer service is one of the toughest jobs around. Kudos to you, sir.
DaCosta: A 1967 Austin Mini Cooper.
The VAR Guy: This always seemed like the perfect car to drive to the beach on a hot summer's day. Or for cruising around town with the top down.
DaCosta: Bali, Indonesia
The VAR Guy says: That must have been an amazing experience! We shudder to think how long the plane ride must have been, though.
DaCosta: "Crossing the Chasm" by Geoffrey Moore.
The VAR Guy says: Aside from being a renowned author, Moore is also the chairman of the Chasm Institute, a training and consulting firm based in Silicon Valley.
DaCosta: A Porsche 911.
The VAR Guy says: Now that's what we call a good splurge! Fast, furious, and stylish, all in one package.
DaCosta: "Better Call Saul" on AMC.
The VAR Guy says: "We were heartbroken when "Breaking Bad" ended, so getting to see Saul Goodman in his own series was music to our ears.
DaCosta: I wanted to be a garbage collector!
The VAR Guy says: It may be a dirty job, but hey, at least there's the chance of finding hidden treasure! You know what they say about one man's trash...
DaCosta: "The Shawshank Redemption." This movie was well written and well directed, plus it had a great story.
The VAR Guy says: We agree with you completely. "The Shawshank Redemption" is definitely one of the most powerful prison movies ever made.
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