Brent Ozar joining SQLskills.com

Since the start of the year we've been inundated with consulting and auditing requests, which is a good sign for the recovery from the economic effect on the IT industry over the last few years. Unfortunately Kimberly and I just don't scale, so while we've worked with many people this year on their SQL Server problems, a few times we've had to pass on the opportunity to work with others because we've constantly been running at capacity.

Over the last few months we've been looking around for another top-notch SQL consultant to come work with us so we can help out more companies – a hard task as many of the best people are already happily entrenched in their jobs. Then, as luck would have it, we happened to be talking to Brent a few weeks ago on unrelated matters and discovered that we actually had the same goals and we fit together perfectly!

We got to know Brent well during the MCM class we taught back in March, and we were both very impressed with his technical skills – he's also one of the few people to pass the MCM course on the first attempt. And of course, he's a huge community guy like we are, and blogs and tweets, and is very approachable, and loves helping people… so we jumped at the chance to bring Brent on board as Principal Consulting Partner.

We are *extremely* pleased and excited that Brent accepted and will be starting with us from July 12th.

Brent brings a wealth of DBA and consulting experience to SQLskills.com (specializing on storage, virtualization, performance tuning, and design) and is very well-known and highly-respected in the global SQL community. He will be full-time working with clients, training, blogging and all the other things you've come to expect from Kimberly and I – with the same high level of quality and dedication. We'll be collaborating on customer work and doing training events together – look for more SQLskills.com Immersion events starting in 2011 – and he'll be putting in a guest appearance at our upcoming Immersion Event in WA in August (see here for details).

Brent will be reachable at brent@SQLskills.com and he will be blogging his technical content on SQLskills.com as well as continuing with his personal blog on www.BrentOzar.com.

You can read Brent's blog post about joining by clicking here.

Of course, this means we have increased capacity for working with customers – so drop us a line and let us know how we can help you. Full details of our services can be found at www.SQLskills.com.

Finally, a huge welcome Brent – there are good times ahead!

22 thoughts on “Brent Ozar joining SQLskills.com

  1. I’m so excited and honored to be a part of the team. I can’t wait to get started, and I know we’re going to do some amazing stuff together. Shake and bake!

  2. Congratulations to Brent on his new appointment, I was lucky enough to attend his session at SQLBits last year and have a quick chat with him afterwards. I was also in the fortunate position of being able to attend Paul and Kimberley’s SQL Masterclass in london earlier this month.

    These are three of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, the SQL community is in good hands!

  3. Congrats BrentO!! I was looking for one live session of BrentO but never got that that opportunity yet. Attended his session during 2008 R2 launch in USA. All the very best and good pick by Paul and SQLSkills!!!

  4. Great news. I recommended SQLSkills to one of our vendors and they had been having trouble getting scheduled. I wonder if this is reason they recently told me they expect to get some time in August;-)

  5. Now I just need to focus on you Bob – not sure whether Carmel will like me any more… (she’s sitting next to me here as I type :-)

  6. Congrats and best wishes Brent :), you will add a lot of value to SQLSkills!
    As for Paul and Kim, guys you deserve the bigger part of the congrats for netting the top fish…Kudos!

  7. Congrats to Brent and SQLSkills.com

    Paul, Brent wants us to ask "why on Earth he’d take a chance on this bozo."? Care to elaborate?

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