about patrick

iworktoomuch.com is the personal domain of Patrick Maddox


I have been building and leading teams in the infrastructure, operations, and security space for the last 20 years. Early in my career I was focussed on networking and bespoke e-commerce platforms with a start up called Totality. Totality was eventually acquired and became part of Verizon Business.

About 10 years years ago I moved to the vendor space and joined Puppet to solve some of the problems we weren't able to solve at Verizon. At Puppet I built and lead the sales engineering and professional services teams over 4 years, growing from from 10m to 100m ARR. After Puppet I joined a Twistlock, a start up focussed on container security. At Twistlock I lead the sales engineering team and served as the chief of staff for the CTO.

Following the Twistlock acquisition by Palo Alto Networks, I helped build a new velocity focussed practice area for their cloud products division and successfully trained the GTM teams on the container security market leading to explosive growth in sales of the product. I left PANW and joined Torq, a platform focussed on security automation and integrating the hundreds of tools security and operations teams use every day. At Torq I was responsible for pre and post sales customer engineering.

I'm currently taking a bit of a break to figure out what is next, if you think that might be working with you please let me know - patrick@iworktoomuch.com