Today, Vantage announces that Dann Berg has joined as the Director of Community. Dann joins Vantage after building and leading FinOps teams at FullStory, Datadog, and MediaMath. At Datadog, Dann was the was the first dedicated cloud cost hire, eventually becoming a Senior CloudOps analyst and team lead. Dann built out and led the FinOps team at Datadog which he discussed in an interview with Corey Quinn. Prior to Datadog, Dann managed cloud platform operations for MediaMath in New York City.
Ben Schaechter, CEO of Vantage, had this to say:
“Dann has been doing FinOps since 2014 and brings a unique expertise having shepherded the growth of FinOps over the past decade at organizations like Datadog. As the face of New York City FinOps and a prolific writer and speaker, he is also the perfect person to shape our community building efforts at Vantage. I’m excited to personally partner with Dann as we help grow the Vantage FinOps community through in-person NYC meetups, educational content, and our broader online community.”
And from Dann Berg:
“I’m excited to be joining Vantage as their first Director of Community. It’s an innovative company with a smart team, great product, and I’ll get to continue making interesting FinOps content. While the FinOps community is global, Vantage being based in New York City allows for a unique opportunity to engage with the growing community in person here. I’m looking forward to growing the community at Vantage!”