It is time to move on

It is time to move on

hi all,

For the past 2 years, I have been working for a company called Xinfra and I enjoyed there a lot, I had a great time. about a year ago, I got promoted to the position of CTO, was “presented” with some management “stuff” to do and became the minor-partner.

The change was not drastic, because most of the time my role was still to be the principal consultant and mentor/help other consultants technically. I have to say that being CTO and part of the management team was a challenging role and of course, difficulties arise and I learned to manage it. Even with all problems, I enjoyed the ride.

Unfortunately, few months ago, the main partner decided to close the company down.

For the past 3 months, I’ve been working out what and how to do and today I’m happy to announce that together with few savvy tech friends, I’m running my own IT Company, and today, focused on Consultancy for End User Technology (AD, SCCM, OS Deployment, Patch Management, etc) as well as other System Center technologies (SCOM, SCSM, etc).

As expected, RFL Systems will pass through a reformulation. Website, social accounts, etc will now be managed by our Marketing team so it will not look like it has been done by me and I’ll be able to focus on running the company and technical side.

I’m currently looking to expand the company, with great partnerships (that I cannot talk yet as we’re working out the paperwork), great content on our website/social accounts, products, services, as well as great technical, and non-technical team (yes, we’ll be recruiting Sales, Marketing, HR, etc people as well)

I’m also currently looking to expand the company portfolio of services and provide a management services for small/medium companies, a dream that I’ve been trying to bring to life for quite a while now.

With all this happening to my life, I’m still a community person and will try to always bring the best for you on TheDesktopTeam community (stay tuned) as well as other places (conferences, webcasts, etc) and as you may expect (and as has been happening), things may look like stopped, but it is not true, we only have lots of things going on that will be shared soon.


Raphael is a 9 times Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience in IT, in which 13 years have been dedicated to System Center and Automation. His extended experience has been developed through several IT roles, from first-line support to principal consultant, towards a wide range of clients and sectors. One of the four MVPs in Enterprise Client Management in the UK, Raphael holds more than 30 Microsoft certifications and is an MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer). Since 2008, Raphael has been providing Microsoft trainings from basic to advanced levels in several categories. Throughout his career, Raphael has joined as speaker in well-known events such as TechEd and Gartner Security Risk Management. He also organised community events and lectured around the world, sharing best practices and knowledge within the industry. Bilingual in English and Portuguese, Raphael has authored diverse articles published in Microsoft's TechEd, served as the editor-in-chief of a magazine focused on System Center in Brazil and wrote two books: "Understanding System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager: The walkthrough book" and "System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager: Automation from Zero to Hero".

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