Symon Perriman joined 5nine Software in early 2015 as their VP of Business Development and Marketing. Previously he was Microsoft's Senior Technical Evangelist and worldwide technical lead covering Virtualization (Hyper-V), Infrastructure (Windows Server), Management (System Center) and Cloud (Microsoft Azure). During his four years as an evangelist, Symon trained millions of IT Professionals, received several patents and dozens of industry certifications, and in 2013 he co-authored "Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 for IT Professionals" (Microsoft Press).

Symon started working at Microsoft in 2006, designing high-availability and virtualization technologies for the Windows Server engineering team for four years, and first started working in the technology industry in 2002.  He graduated from Duke University with degrees in Computer Science, Economics and Film & Digital Studies, and also serves as a technical advisor for several startups, including System Center solutions provider ScorchCenter LLC.