Glenn Berry is a Database Architect at NewsGator Technologies in Denver, Colorado.
In addition to being a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Glenn is an Adjunct Faculty member at University College, University of Denver, where he has been teaching since 2000.
Phil Factor (real name withheld to protect the guilty) has 25 years of experience with database-intensive applications.
Despite having once been shouted at by a furious Bill Gates at an exhibition in the early 1980s, he has remained resolutely anonymous throughout his career.
Ola Hallengren is a DBA for an investment bank in Sweden.
He has been working with SQL Server since 2001, and maintains the Ola.Hallengren.com website.
His "SQL Server Maintenance Solution" won the 2010 SQL Server Magazine Gold Community Choice Award.
Tracy Hamlin is the 2010 winner of the Exceptional DBA Awards.
She has been a Database Administrator for over 25 years, moving from working with Oracle and Sybase, to working exclusively with SQL Server.
Tracy is currently SQL Server DBA at Hymel Brossette Inc.
Rodney Landrum has been working with SQL Server technologies for longer than he can remember.
He writes regularly about many SQL Server technologies, including Integration Services, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services.
Rodney is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP.
Dan McClain is currently the senior database administrator at GatewayEDI in St. Louis.
He has over 30 years of I.T. experience – 23 of them with Fortune 500 companies; 23 years as the technical lead for the SQL Server team at Anheuser-Busch in St.Louis, where he spent his days overseeing the health and performance of more than 4,000 databases on 300+ SQL Servers.
He then had another year as technical architect at Monsanto, also in St. Louis. Dan is the 2008 winner of the Exceptional DBA Awards.
Read an interview with Dan at www.sqlservercentral.com
Gail Shaw is a database consultant from Johannesburg, South Africa, specializing in performance tuning and database optimization.
Gail was awarded MVP for SQL Server in July 2008. Gail runs the website SQL in the Wild.