A true southern gentleman minus the accent, John “JD” Eller is one of the latest talented IT professionals to join the Consonus team. His role as solution architect has him traveling the Carolina’s with sales reps to consult and advise on the technical components of Consonus IT solutions.
“I was attracted to Consonus because they had a core focus in solution offerings that I felt were the right direction for my skill sets,” says JD. “I wanted to work for an organization that would allow me to enhance my skills and offer the opportunity for stability and growth. Consonus was an ideal fit.”
With an impressive IT background, JD specializes in IT solutions involving storage and disaster recovery. Certifications include Dell Equal Logic, Hitachi Storage, NetApp, and many more. In addition, he is Gartner Group certified in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) research, is a Proxim Wireless long range solution specialist, and practiced in virtualization solutions using Citrix.
When not talking “tech speak” with IT execs, JD indulges his inner history buff by creating dioramas of various events from the past. He’s currently working on a diorama of the Battle of the Alamo. Incredible patience and meticulous attention to detail are JD’s strengths and definitely come in handy as he crafts everything by hand. “The Alamo project has taken me four years and I have two more to go,” JD says.
Born in Jackson, Tennessee, JD has traveled all over the world, lived just about everywhere, and visited far too many places to list. His parents are both ordained ministers and while young, he accompanied them on their missionary trips. Out of all the places he’s been to, JD says his favorite is a tossup between Brazil and the Redwood Forest of California.
Returning to his southern roots, he calls Georgia home. The proud father of four children — yes, four children — JD says that being a father is his proudest achievement. “I’m blessed. They are all beautiful. But they certainly keep me on my toes!”
Glad to have you aboard JD!