Symon Perriman

Symon Perriman Symon​Perriman President & Founder @FanWide, tech advisor, inventor, investor, entrepreneur & traveler


Niner since 2012

Symon Perriman is FanWide's President and Founder, and leads the company's overall business strategy and development. He has held a variety of technical and business leadership roles, including VP of Business Development & Marketing (5nine Software), Chief Architect (ScorchCenter LLC), Senior Technical Evangelist (Microsoft), and Senior Program Manager (Microsoft). Symon has developed over a hundred websites and mobile applications, and established or managed business operations in over two dozen countries, across four continents.

Symon is an internationally recognized business leader, industry expert, author, keynote presenter and technology personality, whose content is viewed by millions of IT Professionals each year, across digital, print, online and social media. Prior to joining the startup world, he spent eight years at Microsoft, working with multiple teams, including engineering, evangelism, technical marketing, product planning, and cloud computing.

Symon holds numerous technology patents and over two-dozen industry certifications and recognitions, including Microsoft MVP (Datacenter & Cloud), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCSE Private Cloud, and VMware Certified Professional. In 2013 he co-authored "Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 for IT Professionals" (Microsoft Press), has contributed to five other technical books, and co-hosted the weekly 'Edge Show' for IT Professionals. 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.