CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 16, 2012 — SQL Sentry, Inc., the developer of award-winning software for Microsoft SQL Server, announced today the hiring of Kevin Kline as Director of Engineering Services.
Kevin has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2004 and is a noted leader in the SQL Server industry. His product designs have won multiple “Best of TechEd” and “Readers’ Choice” awards. He is a founding board member and former president of PASS – The Professional Association for SQL Server. He has written or co-written eleven books including the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin contributes monthly columns to SQL Server Pro and DBTA magazines. He is a noted trainer and thought leader on IT leadership skills, database management technology and practices, and SQL Server performance tuning and optimization. Kevin is also a top-rated speaker at conferences worldwide such as Microsoft TechEd, the PASS Summit, DevTeach, Oracle OpenWorld, and SQL Connections. He tweets via @kekline and blogs at http://KevinEKline.com.
“We’re excited to add another industry leader to the SQL Sentry team,” said Greg Gonzalez, President and CEO, SQL Sentry. “We’ve known and competed with Kevin for many years and have always respected his leadership and participation in the SQL Server Community. We look forward to his continued success here with SQL Sentry.”
“As Director of Engineering Services, Kevin will be responsible for expanding our technical sales and marketing initiatives as well as being heavily involved in our product design activities,” said Nick Harshbarger, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SQL Sentry. “I am confident that Kevin will have considerable impact on our growth and continue to be a visible member of the SQL Server community.”
“The opportunity at SQL Sentry has me truly inspired,” said Kevin Kline. “SQL Sentry has been writing great tools for the SQL Server market for years. Now, SQL Sentry is poised to deliver some of the most innovative and empowering tools for other layers of the Microsoft stack.”
About SQL Sentry®
SQL Sentry, Inc. delivers software products that optimize the performance of Microsoft SQL Server environments. SQL Sentry Performance Advisor® for SQL Server delivers an advanced performance dashboard with relevant Windows and SQL Server metrics in a single view along with detailed insight of heavy SQL, blocking, deadlocks, and disk bottlenecks. SQL Sentry Performance Advisor for Analysis Services provides unparalleled insight into Analysis Services performance, including bottlenecks related to memory, storage systems, aggregation usage, queries and processing. SQL Sentry Event Manager® is the ultimate scheduling, alerting and response system for managing SQL Server jobs, SharePoint jobs and other events that impact performance.
Nick Harshbarger, SQL Sentry VP Sales & Marketing, (704) 895-6241, Email
16905 Northcross Dr, Suite 120, Huntersville, NC 28078, www.sqlsentry.net
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