Team

The Duckbill Group

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Corey Quinn

Chief Cloud Economist
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Corey is the Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group. Corey’s unique brand of snark combines with a deep understanding of AWS’s offerings, unlocking a level of insight that’s both penetrating and hilarious. He lives in San Francisco with his spouse and daughters.

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Mike Julian

CEO
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Beside his duties as The Duckbill Group’s CEO, Mike is the author of O’Reilly’s Practical Monitoring, and previously wrote the Monitoring Weekly newsletter and hosted the Real World DevOps podcast. He was previously a DevOps Engineer for companies such as Taos Consulting, Peak Hosting, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and many more. Mike is originally from Knoxville, TN (Go Vols!) and currently resides in Portland, OR.

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Dan Shapiro

Chief Financial Officer
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Dan is the Chief Financial Officer at The Duckbill Group, handling all things finance and accounting for the company. His job is to put numbers and data to Corey and Mike’s big ideas. After earning his CPA in New York, Dan dedicated his early career to education, helping build eight schools across two continents. He now lives in Westchester, NY with his beautiful wife and two boys.

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April Palmer

Account Executive – Consulting
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During her corporate career, April was a top sales performer and finance optimization consultant for multiple Fortune 100 companies across different industries, driving double-digit growth across six- and seven-figure portfolios year over year. As a startup founder and consultant, her speciality is helping entrepreneurs create revenue strategies to take them from SEED funding to Series A as quickly and with the highest value possible – and she teaches at VCU daVinci Center to help support the next generation of world changing ideas.

Today, April uses her success across multiple industries to help organizations create raving fans by connecting the dots across sales, operations, marketing/PR, and finance in unexpected and impactful ways.

John Wynkoop

Cloud Economist
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With over 25 years in IT, John’s done almost every job in the industry, from running cable and answering helpdesk calls to leading engineering teams and advising the C-suite. Before joining The Duckbill Group, he worked across multiple industries including private sector, higher education, and national defense. Most recently he helped IGNW, an industry leading systems integration partner, get acquired by industry powerhouse CDW. When he’s not helping customers spend smarter on their cloud bill, you can find him enjoying time with his family in the beautiful Smoky Mountains near his home in Knoxville, TN.

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Billie the Platypus

SVP of Corporate Communications
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I’m Billie, The Duckbill Group’s SVP of Corporate Communications. I have a duckbill, I lay eggs, and get this–I’m venomous! As there have been no recorded human fatalities, I probably won’t kill you–but you’ll hurt like absolute hell for months. “Who the @&%!? gives someone like you an executive job?!” you might reasonably ask. Welcome to the Duckbill Group.

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