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Meet The Team

Gethyn Ellis
Lead Technology Consultant

Gethyn is an experienced and successful SQL Server Consultant, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Author. He has a wealth of technical and business skills acquired in demanding assignments in the UK's public and private sectors along with clients based in the USA and Canada.Gethyn has been working with SQL Server since version 7 and has worked with SQL Server on every version since through to SQL Server 2017.

Gethyn’s SQL Server skills include:

  • Disaster Recovery
  • High Availability -Clustering/Mirroring/AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Performance Tuning
  • Virtualisation
  • Reporting Services
  • Integration Services

Mark Williams
Lead Delivery Consultant 

Mark is a highly experienced leader with over 20 years’ experience of meeting Project Delivery outcomes for Business & IT led Initiatives often with “multiple moving parts”. He is highly versatile with a collaborative approach and a proven ability to bridge Business and IT.

Adept at operating Client or Supplier side, he is an all-rounder, equally comfortable operating at Project or Programme Lead and has considerable knowledge and expertise in:
  • Sales, Service & Finance Operations solutions e.g. CRM / ERP
  • Channels to Markets e.g. Digital / E-Commerce; Contact Centres; Post & Print
  • Case, Data, Document, Workflow Management
  • Cloud, Infrastructure to support above, e.g. Office 365, Azure, Data Centres, WAN, LAN.

Mark’s career spans 10 years in IT Solution Sales, 10 years delivering Consultancy & IT Solutions for Suppliers and 10 years embedding Business Change and IT Solutions for Clients.

He covers the full end to end project Lifecyle from Vision, through Shaping and Mobilizing, into Implementation, BAU Transition / Support and Benefits Realisation. He has successfully recovered initiatives where others have not, has several “best project" nominations and awards and has key experience within Financial Services, Utilities, Public Sector, Not for Profit, ICT, Transport, Travel and Legal sectors.

He offers Consultancy services for Business / IT Solutions Roadmap Strategy Alignment, Project Reviews / Assurance and also RFP / Supplier Selection, Contract and SLA reviews.

He has held a range of Management, Executive and Non-Executive positions with organisations ranging from small to large and this whole combination gives him great insight into how to help organisations of all these sizes meet the challenges of “Keeping the Lights on” and/or transforming their Operations through innovative use of IT.

Sabrina Ellis
Operations Director

Sabrina is a successful business manager, who has an extensive background in senior management roles in specialist settings. Sabrina executes excellent leadership skills when planning, implementing and reviewing procedures, recruitment, training and business plans. With over ten year’s experience working for the NHS and in the private sector, Sabrina strives to implement best practice every day.

Being transparent allows Sabrina to set realistic goals and time frames and aim to exceed business expectations. With experience in mentoring, training and leading teams; providing the best in quality training and practice is Sabrina’s passion. In 2016 Sabrina was a successful finalist when nominated for a Staffordshire Dignity Award in the Outstanding example category.

David Postlethwaite

Database Administrator 

David is the SQL Server SME supporting SQL Server instances, from 2017 to 2000 and Azure. He is also an Oracle DBA. Previous to becoming a DBA, David was a developer using .NET, c# and vb.net, t-sql, Access, and FoxPro and has written a number of applications in c# to support his DBA role

David has spoken at a number of SQL conference across Europe on a number of SQL related subjects:

  • Putting Your Head in the Clouds- A Beginner's Guide to Cloud Computing and SQL Azure
  •  Putting Your Head in the Clouds- Microsoft Azure for the SQL DBA
  • Beware of the Dark Side - A Guided Tour of Oracle for the SQL Server DBA
  • A real DBA don’t need a GUI - A Guided Tour of SQL Server Management Studio
  • Taming the Beast - Kerberos for the SQL Server DBA
  • SQL Server 2016 New Features
  • SQL 016 New feature - Query Store
  • SQL 2017 New Feature - Graph Data

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