Benjamin Perkins

Benjamin Perkins (MBA, MCSD.Net, ITIL Management) is a Senior Support Escalation Engineer on the IIS and ASP.NET team at Microsoft in Munich, Germany. He has been working professionally in the IT industry for almost two decades. He started computer programming with QBasic at the age of 11 on an Atari 1200XL desktop computer. He takes pleasure in the challenges troubleshooting technical issues have to offer and savors in the rewards of a well written program. After completing high school, he joined the United States Army and served as an M1A3 tank driver in the Gulf War of 1990. After successfully completing his military service, he attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. His roles in the IT industry have spanned a spectrum from programmer, to system architect, technical support engineer, team leader, and mid-level management. While employed at Hewlett-Packard, he received numerous awards, degrees and certifications. He has a passion for technology and customer service, and looks forward to troubleshooting and writing more world class technical solutions. Benjamin is married to Andrea and has two wonderful children, Lea and Noa.