Mark Ginnebaugh is a well-known leader in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley technical community. Through his leadership of the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Data Platform User Groups, and the Bay Area Microsoft BI User Group, he plays a pivotal role in providing learning and networking opportunities to software and business professionals. He’s a former aerospace engineer who earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Mark is one of 150 Microsoft Regional Directors worldwide, and is a six-time MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for the Microsoft Data Platform.
Mark is an internationally-known software engineering leader with over 15 years of experience building, deploying and operating large-scale high performance distributed data processing systems. He specializes in Hadoop and related technologies, Data Warehousing, and Technical and Project Leadership. Before joining DesignMind, Mark spent two years at Western Union Digital Ventures where he transformed Western Union data processing capabilities with the introduction of a new Cloudera Hadoop-based Big Data processing platform for risk and customer analytics uses cases.
VP, Solutions Architecture
Angel leads our Solutions Architecture team, helping design and build world class data-related systems. His expertise includes Microsoft SQL Server BI tools, Power BI, Azure-based database services, and Tableau. His team develops Proofs of Concept, Pilots, and highly scalable production systems. Angel co-leads the Bay Area Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group and the San Francisco Power BI User Group. He speaks at Data Analytics events throughout the U.S. and writes for SSWUG.org. He is a graduate of Cal Poly with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
VP, Business Intelligence
Christian has over 20 years of experience in software engineering and leadership. At DesignMind, he leads a team of talented BI professionals. He specializes in helping organizations leverage the Microsoft BI platform, including Power BI, Azure, and SQL Server. His BI team is also certified in Tableau and AWS. Christian helps companies evaluate their current situation and create strategic roadmaps, as well as setting the technical direction for internal teams, projects, and products. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Strasbourg in France.
VP, Business Development
Mark helps data-driven businesses achieve their strategic and growth initiatives by providing technical leadership and project resources to turn their data into useful insights. He liasions with DesignMind’s technical partners to make sure our clients receive the latest technical updates and offers. Some of Mark’s recent projects include Power BI Implementation/Migration, Global Power BI Deployment, Tableau Development, and Build Data Pipeline, Frameworks and Processes using Hadoop. Before joining DesignMind, he launched Robert Half Technology’s Salaried Professional Services practice in SF.
Microsoft Lead, Irvine
Suresh Datla leads our Microsoft Practice in Southern California. He focuses on building large-scale Power BI, Analytics, Azure, and Business Intelligence solutions. Suresh is a expert at building teams and practices around the Microsoft technology stack. He provides thought leadership in technology solutions, implementations, and delivery related to Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Data Analytics platforms.
Greg A. Larsen
Lead SQL Server DBA / SQL Server MVP
Greg is an internationally recognized expert in Microsoft SQL Server. For the past 12 years, he has been focused on SQL Server and T-SQL and has written more than 150 articles related to SQL Server. In addition to his expertise in Database Administration and Development, he has designed and developed Data Warehouses using SQL Server Integration Services, Reporting Services, and Analysis Services. He has also led numerous successful SQL Server migrations and upgrades. Greg’s articles can be found at SQL Server Magazine, Database Journal, simple-talk, SQLServerPerformance.com, and his blog, SQL Server Examples. He holds Microsoft Certifications in SQL Server Database Administrator and Development.
Patty specializes in digital marketing, and has held corporate communications positions at Charles Schwab, Cisco Systems, Fremont Group, and Wells Fargo. At DesignMind, she directs marketing strategy, email marketing, PR, and social media operations. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and holds an MBA from Tulane University.