Advisory Board Member
Mike Pennacchi is the Founder of Network Protocol Specialists, LLC. Mike has been troubleshooting networks for the last 25 years. He started out as an application developer and network administrator. After attending a session at Interop in 1995, he discovered his love for capturing and analyzing network traffic. Since then, he has traveled the world resolving network problems and teaching others how to solve their own networking issues.
Since 1997, Mike has been an instructor at Interop. His sessions have included application performance analysis, open source tools, and Wireshark. In 2002, he started Network Protocol Specialists, LLC. His company works with customers and network troubleshooting vendors to both solve problems and develop network analysis tools.
1983 – 1987 – Washington State University – Bachelor of Arts – Management Information Systems
1987 – 1992 – PACCAR Management Information Systems – Mainframe Application Developer
1992 – 1995 – Kenworth Truck Company – Network Administrator
1995 – 1996 – PACCAR Management Information Systems – Network Technology Manager
1997 – 2002 – Pine Mountain Group, Inc – Network Analyst/Trainer
2002 – Present – Network Protocol Specialists, LLC – Founder, Network Analyst, Trainer, Lead Geek