Grant Fritchey, SQL Server MVP, works for Red Gate Software as Product Evangelist. In his time as a DBA and developer, he has worked at three failed dot–coms, a major consulting company, a global bank and an international insurance & engineering company. Grant volunteers for the Professional Association of SQL Server Users (PASS). He is the author of the books SQL Server Execution Plans (Simple-Talk) and SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled (Apress). He is one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group (SNESSUG) and its current president. He earned the nickname “The Scary DBA.” He even has an official name plate, and displays it proudly.
Steve Jones is editor-in-chief of SQLServerCentral.com. Steve started working with SQL Server in 1991 with the original Sybase port of SQL Server to OS/2 v1.3 (shudder). He has continued working with SQL Server through all versions up to 2014. Prior to SQLServerCentral.com, he worked with JD Edwards in Denver, CO until it was purchased by PeopleSoft, spending most of his time administering a large scale SQL Server environment and developing automated solutions for administration and optimization of SQL Server.