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SQL Sentry, LLC

SQL Sentry delivers software products that optimize the performance of Microsoft SQL Server environments around the globe. SQL Sentry was started in 2004 as a business unit of InterCerve, a leading Microsoft hosting services provider, in response to the issues faced by organizations managing large SQL Server enterprises. SQL Sentry’s first product, Event Manager, gave database administrators an innovative visual interface and robust notification system for quickly isolating and resolving schedule-related performance problems. SQL Sentry has continued to expand their ground-breaking suite of tools, with the introduction of Performance Advisor for SQL Server in 2008, Performance Advisor for Analysis Services in 2009, Plan Explorer in 2010, Event Manager for SharePoint in 2011, and Fragmentation Manager and Performance Advisor for Windows in 2012.

Headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina, SQL Sentry products are sold and supported directly and through authorized resellers and partners. Contact us to find out more about our products and services or current career opportunities at SQL Sentry.

Contact Information

Corporate Office

8936 NorthPointe Executive Park Dr
Suite 200
Huntersville, NC 28078

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We have been a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for over 10 years, and our customer survey results say it better than we ever could. Our marks across the board are consistently higher than other Microsoft partners. All customers fell into the "Champion" quadrant, ranking us amongst the top Microsoft ISVs in the world. Results are taken from an independent third party survey as part of the Microsoft Partner Program re-enrollment process.


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Mission and Core Values

Creating innovative software to optimize computing performance


Embrace differences and appreciate and value every individual’s contribution by showing each other regard. Honor self and others through words and actions.


Being ethically unyielding and honest and inspiring trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviors to our words and taking responsibility for our actions.


Be creative, effective, and efficient to create inspired, visionary solutions for our customers, often by challenging established practices in order to achieve continuous improvement.


Emphasis on “getting it right” the first time. Operating with an understanding there is no substitution for diligent preparation and thorough quality control.


Responding to requests for service in a timely and thorough manner and doing what is necessary to ensure superior customer satisfaction.


Providing support to one another, working co-operatively, respecting one another’s views, and making our work environment fun and enjoyable.


Cultivating an environment that helps our people live healthier lives.


Being alert to change and moving quickly and decisively to meet the challenges that emerge from such change so that we provide our clients, and ourselves with a competitive edge.


Practice of finding, hiring and engaging the best talent for our business, who have expertise in their field, and who want to build and share their knowledge in order to create success for our clients and team.


Committed to the community(s) within which we operate by building sustainable business practices, job opportunities, a positive workplace and by giving back.

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Management Team

A successful company begins with its people. Our team has a wide variety of skills and abilities. The vision that each respective member provides has translated into our success.

Greg Gonzalez - President and CEO

Greg provides strategic leadership for SQL Sentry and is intimately involved with the product design and development.

Greg founded InterCerve in 1997, a successful Microsoft-focused application development and hosting services provider. He created the SQL Sentry business unit in 2004, initially to help InterCerve’s hosting team combat the pain they were experiencing trying to manage over 50 SQL Servers for hosting clients. The first product, Event Manager, worked so well that a new division was created to continue developing and marketing the software.

InterCerve’s hosting division saw strong growth every year until it was acquired by Peak 10 in 2006. This move has enabled Greg and his talented technical team to focus their energies on SQL Sentry software ever since, with dramatic results.

Previous experience includes technology consulting for various Fortune 500 companies, and application development and management for Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Greg has a BA in Business Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Ken Teeter - Executive Vice President

Ken provides strategic direction for SQL Sentry’s sales and marketing efforts, and manages the financial and operational areas of the organization.

Prior to co-founding SQL Sentry, Ken led the sales, marketing, and financial initiatives for InterCerve's hosting and development services. Previous experience includes consulting services in the travel and tourism industry, and engineering, sales, and managerial responsibilities at Valassis Communications.

Ken holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC and an MBA from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS.

Nick Harshbarger - Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Nick is responsible for leading SQL Sentry's worldwide sales and marketing efforts. With over 25 years of sales and sales management experience in various high technology industries, Nick's responsibility is to guide the rapid growth of the SQL Sentry sales organization and its strategies.

Prior to joining SQL Sentry, Nick was Vice President of National & Strategic Accounts for Dictaphone - Healthcare Division. Previous experience includes sales management positions with Computer Associates, NEC Computer USA, Tegra Varityper, and Heath/Zenith Computer Systems.

Nick holds a BA degree in Economics from University of Dayton in Dayton, OH.

Brooke Philpott - Director, Software Development

Brooke has led the development team for SQL Sentry software products since the company's inception. His strengths in multi-threaded programming, visual component development, network programming, and database development have been instrumental to the success of SQL Sentry software.

Prior to joining SQL Sentry, Brooke developed desktop and internet applications for the Windows platform with Norman Technologies.

Brooke holds a BS degree in Mathematics from Davidson College in Davidson, NC.

Kevin Kline - Director, Engineering Services

Kevin is responsible for expanding SQL Sentry's technical sales and marketing initiatives and is also heavily involved in product design activities.

Kevin is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran, a long-time Microsoft SQL Server MVP and noted leader in the IT industry. Kevin is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is also a top-rated speaker at industry trade shows worldwide.

Prior to joining SQL Sentry, Kevin was Technical Strategy Manager at Quest Software, where his product designs won numerous awards. Previous experience includes acting as Manager of Information Architecture at Deloitte, Research Scientist for the US Army Missile Command, and Database Specialist for NASA.

Kevin holds a BSBA in Management Information Systems from University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL.

Justin Randall - Director, Professional Services

Justin leads the Professional Services Organization, established in response to a growing demand from customers seeking to maximize their investment in SQL Sentry software. The Professional Services Organization provides clients with consulting and training services focused on configuring and tuning SQL Sentry, and performance monitoring and optimization using the software.

Justin has the distinction of being one of SQL Sentry's first customers in 2004. He was a long-time client as a Senior Database Engineer at Ceridian and Telular before joining the SQL Sentry team in 2011. Other experience includes Project Manager at UPS, Data Analyst at The Coca-Cola Company, and Data Administrator for the US Coast Guard.

Justin holds a BS in Government from U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London CT, and an MS in Communications Systems Management from Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey CA.

Steven Wright - Director, Quality Assurance

Steve directs the quality assurance and documentation initiatives at SQL Sentry. He holds MCSD, MCDBA, OCDBA 8i, and IT Project+ certifications.

Prior to joining SQL Sentry in 2005, Steve developed and presented web based training courses for Wachovia Bank. Previous experience includes education positions at Techskills and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.

Steve holds a BS degree in Comprehensive Science and Minors in Astrophysics and Classical Studies from Villanova University in Villanova, PA.


SQL Sentry seeks talented individuals to join a dynamic entrepreneurial organization that develops and markets premier software products for Microsoft SQL Server environments.

Open Full-time Positions

Business Development Manager

Responsibilities include:
  • Directs the activities of the Professional Services and Strategic Partner divisions within the Organization, providing strategic and technical leadership.
  • Hires, builds and manages performance to drive employee development and maximize retention within the Professional Services organization.
  • Partners with the Sales Engineers to design an effective program for the Strategic Partners in order to achieve Sales goals.

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Responsibilities include:
  • Manages the month-end close and financial reporting process, while looking to consistently improve the quality of financial reports and the close process.
  • Manages the accuracy and productivity of all day-to-day accounting and financial operation activities including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and general ledger.
  • Works with external auditors and manages the annual audit process, with a strong understanding of GAAP. Proactively implements systems and processes to ensure an efficient audit process.

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Software Developer

Responsibilities include:
  • Software development utilizing Microsoft .NET, SQL Server, as well as other Microsoft-oriented platforms, tools and technologies.
  • Create user interfaces using C# (WinForms and WPF), and databases using MS SQL Server.
  • Create web based applications with ASP.NET, MVC, Web Forms, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and other client-side scripting technologies.

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Open Internship Opportunities

Here at SQL Sentry, we are always looking to hire enthusiastic people to work with our team either on an ongoing part-time basis or in our Summer Internship Program. We offer competitive salaries, flexible schedules and challenging assignments! All positions are located in our Huntersville, NC offices.

As an intern, you will be given assignments that will catapult you into the future of technology and give you real world experience. You might help develop pieces of software, test new upgrades, troubleshoot highly technical customer problems or analyze business unit operations and marketing decisions. It all depends on how engaged you are in your role with us.

Summer Internship Program and Part-Time Internships

Our Summer Internship Program is tailored to students. This experience provides 3 months of opportunity to gain knowledge and exposure to business and software. Many interns continue working part-time after returning to school.

If your schedule allows, we offer part-time internships all year-round. When you apply, please indicate that you are interested in being a part-time intern.

Technical Support Specialist - Intern

Responsibilities include:
  • Serves as a point of contact for incidents involving software and professional services customers.
  • Uses existing content from user guides, forums, knowledgebase, or previous communications to address common user issues.
  • Resolves as many user reported problems as expertise permits using available tools and procedures for handling support cases.

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Quality Assurance Specialist - Intern

Responsibilities include:
  • Performs usability testing and reports on recommended enhancements.
  • Investigates defects and recommends improvements of the software coding, error handling, and the development process.
  • Maintains and updates databases of known test defects.

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Marketing Specialist - Intern

Responsibilities include:
  • Work with the Marketing Specialist to develop innovative marketing programs, events, and campaigns.
  • Assist with the creation of sales collateral, press releases, newsletters, and other material as it applies.
  • Contribute to the design, creation and distribution of company newsletter and CRM emails.

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Software Developer - Intern

Responsibilities include:
  • Assist the Development team in developing web-based/desktop applications.
  • Work with a team of developers to create new software features and fix defects.
  • Hands on participation in daily scrum and planning sessions.

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Great culture with perks

SQL Sentry is a small company where everyone works together for one goal, creating innovative software to optimize computing performance. Because SQL Sentry is small, every employee has the chance to make a difference. It doesn’t matter if you are on the Client Services team, Development team, Sales and Marketing team or Quality Assurance team, everyone is a valued member of the company.

Other Advantages to working at SQL Sentry include:

If this sounds like where you would like your career to grow, email this PDF application to our HR team at hr@sqlsentry.com

Interns, please indicate whether you are interested in part-time or the Summer Internship Program.



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