Hi, I am Joe Pingtella. Thank you for having me join the Netskope team. I wanted to share a little about myself before we meet together and individually.
So, from the beginning, I served in the Army a total of 8 years (years regular and 4 reserves). I was a bit on the wild side while in the Army and jumped out of planes for a living with the 82nd Airborne Division. While in the Army I learned how to scuba dive, so I have an advanced open water certification, which I have had since 1988.
I got out of the Army and went back home to San Diego, where I grew up. I a defense contractor as a Quality Assurance Apprentice, while going to school for engineering. During the ’90s in San Diego, the defense industry had a tough time and shuttered many doors.
From there I moved to Austin, TX, and went to school for Computer Information Science and graduated with my bachelor’s from St. Edwards University while working at Motorola as a system administrator and then Resiliency Manager.
This started my journey on Business Resiliency. This journey has had many twists and turns, and the great journey so far has been fun and met many amazing people who I still call my friends.
On the personal details side
I live in the Dallas, TX region with my beautiful wife Jennifer
I have two daughters: Tatiana who is 24 and Sophie who is 22. Tatiana lives in Austin, TX, and is going to school, and Sophie is in the Air Force.
I cycle when I can
I like to cook, as I grew up in my Sicilian grandmother’s kitchen (I was always in trouble and the punishment was to help my grandmother in the kitchen).
I have a puppy Doberman who is almost 10 months her name is Spanx.
I recently purchased a home with my wife, and we will be moving into it October
We like to travel when it is possible
I enjoy being around people and making new friends
I am very personable and not afraid to have a conversation with someone, even just to say hello and meet them.
So, that is a little about me and looking forward to meeting everyone and having great success at Netskope.