Meet Our Team

Linchpin People® are database coaches and wellness experts for a data driven world. Our founders have been focusing on the Microsoft SQL Server ecosystem for decades, helping companies succeed with data through technology, process, leadership, and most of all people. We are here to help. We are Linchpin People®.

Partners

  • Brian Moran

    Partner and Chief Servant Officer
    Brian Moran is Chief Servant Officer at Linchpin People and SQL People. He is a contributing editor for SQL Server Magazine and has been involved in the SQL Server community for more than 20 years. Brian co-founded what might be the first SQL Server user group in the world, was one of the first SQL […]
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Teammates

  • Bill Anton

    Teammate
    Bill Anton is a beaver. Unlike traditional beavers, who waste their time in the woods splashing around in streams with sticks, Bill Anton uses his time efficiently to construct data warehouses and business intelligence solutions using the Microsoft stack. His natural habitats include North American office parks where he is often surrounded by pleased clients. […]
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  • Darryll Petrancuri

    Teammate
    Darryll is a Teammate who has been in software development for over 30 years, working almost entirely within the Microsoft technology stack since 1991. Darryll has served as a developer, project lead, architect, trainer and mentor throughout his career, spanning many different industries including financial services, pharmaceutical, insurance, retail, digital advertising and more. He has […]
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  • G. Andrew Duthie

    Teammate
    G. Andrew Duthie, aka devhammer, is the founder and chief consultant for Devhammer Enterprises. Andrew is a software developer, trainer, writer, and consultant, with more than 15 years of industry experience, including nearly 10 years as a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provided support and education for developers working with the […]
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  • Joe Chang

    Teammate
    Joe Chang is a Tools developer – automate SQL XML plan analysis, cross-reference index usage by execution plan. Models for predicting SQL Server performance early in the design phase, and taking the guess work out of performance tuning. Building a more complete model than the SQL Server internal cost based query optimizer, including processor and […]
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  • John Sterrett

    Teammate
    John Sterrett is a Database Administration Senior Advisor with over eight years of experience with relational databases. His primary focus includes performance tuning, proactive monitoring, high availability and disaster recovery. He has presented at many community events, including PASS Member Summit, SQLRally, 24 Hours of PASS, SQLSaturday, and local PASS Chapter and Virtual Chapter meetings. […]
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  • Kathi Kellenberger

    Teammate
    Kathi Kellenberger is a database consultant with over 15 years of SQL Server experience. She is an author and technical editor having contributed in one of these roles to a dozen SQL Server books. Her most recent books are “Beginning T-SQL” and “Expert T-SQL Window Functions in SQL Server.” She is also an author at […]
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    Kenneth Ureña

    LatAm Partner
      Kenneth Ureña is an experienced technologist with 17 years experience, including 14 years of experience in SQL server. He has worked on versions from SQL Server 7.0 to SQL server 2014. Kenneth has performed the role of Database Developer, Database Architect and Database Administrator, always relying on his disaster recovery and performance tuning skills. He […]
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    • Kent Bradshaw

      Teammate
      Kent Bradshaw is a SQL Server database/ETL developer and database architect where his background is in Medicaid claims, public school, government, retail and insurance systems. He was born in Richmond, Virginia and has remained in the area throughout his life. He attended the University of Richmond where he received a Bachelor degree in Information Systems […]
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    • Kevin Griffin

      Teammate
        Kevin Griffin has been working as a professional developer since 2006, where his first job was working on components for the Symantec security suites. Kevin is an independent consultant that specializes in helping businesses push their technology stack into the 21st century. He is the CTO of Winsitter, a service that takes the guesswork out […]
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      • Kevin Hazzard

        Teammate
        Kevin Hazzard is a consultant, author and a long-time Microsoft Visual C# MVP from the Richmond, Virginia. He serves as a Principal Consultant for his company, Developer Journey, LLC. He is also proud to serve Linchpin People’s clients as a Group Principal. Kevin designs and implements large-scale databases and web applications on a variety of […]
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      • Mike Lawell

        Teammate
          Mike Lawell has been a veteran of SQL Server since 1997, working with all versions since 6.5. He has served many roles from database developer in the beginning, data architect, database administrator and data services manager. He specializes in performance tuning and high availability as an independent consultant. Mike is an active member of the […]
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        • Philip Bubel

          Teammate
          Philip Bubel is a Senior Systems Engineer with over 15 years’ experience across a board range of industries including Health Care, Insurance, E-Commerce, Government and Legal/E-Discovery. His background includes roles in support, administration and engineering on systems running both UNIX (LINUX mainly) and Windows (NT 4.0 to Windows 2012). He’s supported many applications, with a […]
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          Randy Dyess

          Teammate
            Over the past 20 years, Randy has helped architect, tune, and manage many very large databases (VLDBs) for optimum performance and availability. As a SQL Server relational data management expert, he has worked in environments containing over 200 terabytes of SQL Server data to those that had more than 10,000 databases, with only a few […]
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          • Reeves Smith

            Teammate
            Reeves Smith is an independent consultant specializing in enterprise level business intelligence and data warehouse solutions. Reeves is a Microsoft Certified Master and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in Business Intelligence and Data Platform with over 17 years of experience working with SQL Server. During that time he has had the opportunity to work on […]
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          • Robert Cain

            Teammate
              Robert C. Cain is a Microsoft MVP, MCTS Certified in BI, and is the owner of Arcane Training and Consulting, LLC. He is also a course author for Pluralsight and co-author of 4 books. A popular speaker, Robert has presented at events such as the SQL PASS Summit, TechEd, CodeStock, and numerous SQL Saturdays. Robert […]
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            • Ryan Adams

              Teammate
              Ryan Adams is a SQL Server MVP and has worked for Verizon for 17 years. His primary focus is the SQL Server Engine, high availability, and disaster recovery. Previously he was a Senior Active Directory Architect and designed the company’s worldwide Active Directory infrastructure. He serves on the Board of Directors for the North Texas […]
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            • Stuart Ainsworth

              Teammate
              Stuart is a data architect, community speaker, and an all-around “data nerd”. Currently serving as a manager of a database administration team for a financial information security company, he has a background in development as well as operations. Stuart has a keen interest in Agile methodologies, Lean IT, and ITIL, as well as dabbling in […]
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