Victor J. Quinones serves as Virtual-Q’s Chief Executive Officer. With more than 27 years of experience in the information technology industry, Mr. Quinones is a co-founder of Virtual-Q and has built a management team of highly skilled sales and marketing professionals that will assure Virtual-Q’s technology is delivering the highest levels of customer, partner and employee satisfaction and results.
In addition, Mr. Quinones has helped start, fund, and manage several other companies. Mr. Quinones helps clients achieve their goals utilizing the latest innovations in technology. Mr. Quinones uses his intimate knowledge of cloud computing, data centers, database programming, network engineering, application architecture, telecommunications, web and e-commerce and payment processing in nearly all of his business ventures.
In 1989 Mr. Quinones founded CSE and purchased Electronic Micro Components in 1993, then later merged the conglomerate with Gainer Donnelly and DesRoches (GDD) CPAs in 1993 for $10 million and assumed the role of Vice President of Sales. During his tenure at GDD, the company serviced such clients as Houston Independent School District and Community Education Partners.
GDD spun the company off in 1995 as MDTi where Mr. Quinones assumed the role of CEO. IBM later took over the contracts and MDTi merged with 3Com in 1999. As Executive Vice President, Mr. Quinones helped create performance-based contract programs to allow clients to purchase equipment through specialized leasing programs.
In 2001, as an independent consultant, Mr. Quinones helped build out Rackspace’s fiber network with Sprint to all of their datacenters.
In 2000, Mr. Quinones took a position as a major account executive at Level(3). Mr. Quinones’ rapid sales achievements allowed him to participate in the Chairman’s Club within the first two months on the job. During that time, Mr. Quinones took a position as CTO of WowRing.com and helped build the company to over $20K per day in revenues from online sales.
In 2001, XO Communications hired Mr. Quinones for Major Account Management and Channel Sales Management. Mr. Quinones helped bring the market from last place to first place in a period of 4 months.
In 2002, Mr. Quinones returned to his entrepreneurial roots and founded QTi. QTi grew to a $5 million annual revenues company within 3 years. In 2008 QTi suffered through the perfect storm of Hurricane Ike, the downturn in the economy and the present political turmoil.
In 2009, Mr. Quinones joined Virtual-Q and helped design and build the Q Fabric. The Q Fabric is the technology that allows the Q Desktop and Virtual Computing Environment to scale beyond the physical limitations of traditional computing. This innovation has enabled Virtual-Q to leapfrog the antiquated VDI technologies from VMware, Citrix and Microsoft.
Mr. Quinones sits on the advisory board for Dun & Bradstreet, has won two BBB Winner of Distinction awards, was honored with The Best Place to Work for Commuters by the Houston Galveston Area Council and was awarded the Clean Air Champion designation by the Houston Galveston Area Council.
Mr. Quinones studied Computer Science at The University of Houston and was on the Dean’s List and has received his Microsoft Certified Network Engineer, Novell Certified Network Engineer, VMware, and Cisco Certified Engineer Certifications.