Brandon Marcus

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Cloud Architect

Brandon Marcus


Brandon has extensive experience leading teams, developing IT strategies and has core expertise in implementing public cloud infrastructures in AWS, Azure / Office 365 and Oracle Cloud.

Professional Profile

Brandon is a results oriented business and information technology planner and facilitator; who has spent over 20 years helping many highly respected companies to design and implement large-scale application and infrastructure solutions. During that time, he has helped companies build their cloud strategies, product managed new service offerings, lead the infrastructure design for company acquisitions and built large scale infrastructures. 

Brandon has extensive experience leading teams and core expertise in implementing cloud infrastructures in AWS, Azure / Office 365 and Oracle Cloud. His experience has led him to learn architecture and operations while at Microsoft Corporation and lead innovation while at Oracle Corporation. As an Architecture Consultant at Microsoft, Brandon’s expertise was in Microsoft’s collaboration stack, directory technologies and security. At Oracle Brandon lead the cloud innovation team to deliver cutting edge cloud solutions and showcase the art of the possible.

Recent Jobs

2010 – now

Cloud Architect / Technical Manager

Hands on technical director for cloud strategies, developed my own IP for a repeatable cloud vendor-neutral process to facilitate cloud computing strategy development, cloud governance and security. The prescriptive process includes a cloud strategy planning process, cloud reference architectures, a cloud vendor selection and contract negotiation process, and a governance process for managing public and hybrid infrastructures.

Expertise in public and hybrid cloud infrastructures for organizations moving to AWS, Azure and Office 365 for many Fortune 500 and 100 companies.

2004 – 2010

Enterprise Architect

Lead many large scale infrastructure and cloud projects that include Windows Azure and Office 365 design, implementation, governance and security solutions. Core expertise in Exchange, Azure Active Directory, SharePoint, Intune and ADFS.

1996 – 2004

Microsoft Corporation

Delivered architectural expertise throughout my career at Microsoft Corporation to strategic clients across multiple business verticals as an Architect with a focus on Microsoft’s messaging, collaboration and security technologies.


Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Office 365
Docker Containers and Kubernetes
Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
Microsoft Active Directory (LDAP & X.500 directories)
Microsoft Exchange Server (all versions)
Security and X.509 PKI infrastructures
Project Management and Leadership
Product Management
Financial & Business Case Analysis
Technical Documentation Development


2016 – 2018

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign



DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Masters of Science, Information Systems


Clark University, Worcester, MA

Bachelors of Arts, Molecular Biology

Training/Industry Certifications

• Managerial Accounting
• Process Management, Lean / Six Sigma

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