Rick Scherer

"The DECM-EA will truly set me apart as not only a technical expert across multiple disciplines, but also as a resource that fully understands the business impact and implications caused by a digital transformation"

Rick Scherer

Principal Global Architect


I have been in this industry for 15 years. I'm currently a Principal Architect supporting Dell Technologies’ largest global customers meet their business and technical goals. Architecting solutions that meet customers goals and show a positive feedback is what drives me.

I'd say the biggest skill that got me here is my technical acumen and my ability to not only understand but build, run and manage the full stack.


Existing Certifications

  • Multiple Dell EMC and VMWare Certifications, including:
    • Dell EMC Master Enterprise Architect (DECM-EA)
    • VMware Certified Design Expert 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCDX)
    • Dell EMC and VMware Co-Skilled Master – Enterprise Architect and VCDX
  • Unix, Windows, Networking, Programming and frameworks such as TOGAF.


Most Helpful Skills

  • Technical acumen and the ability to build, run and manage the full stack.
  • Training and educating myself and others.
  • Applying what I learn to my project.

Success Drivers

  • Strategic thinking and people networking.
  • Understanding business drivers.



  • Making the world a better place by supporting our customers’ success through our tech and solutions.

Working on right now

  • Refactoring and re-platforming legacy systems to new modern cloud native environments.
  • Architecting infrastructures and platforms to support these new applications.
  • Application transformation projects to take old monolithic applications to new modern frameworksTechnical acumen and the ability to build, run and manage the full stack.