Our Team

The SDM Software Team of Group Policy Experts

Darren Mar-Elia

CTO and Founder of SDM Software

Darren has more than 25 years of IT and software experience in the Microsoft technology area, including serving as a Director in Infrastructure at Charles Schwab, CTO of Windows Management Solutions at Quest Software, and Senior Director of Product Engineering at DesktopStandard. He has been a Microsoft MVP in Group Policy technology for the last 6 years, and has written and spoken on Active Directory, Group Policy and PowerShell topics around the world.

He maintains the popular Group Policy resource site GPOGuy.com, and has been a Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine since 1997. He has written and contributed to 12 books on Windows and enterprise networking topics. Darren also speaks frequently at industry conferences on Windows infrastructure topics.