Aaron Bertrand, Sr. Consultant, SQL Sentry, Inc.
Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President, Windows Azure, Microsoft
Scott Guthrie is a corporate vice president in Microsoft's Server and Tools Business division, where he is responsible for Windows Azure.
A founding member of the .NET project, Guthrie has played a key role in the Microsoft developer space since 1998. Today, Guthrie manages the teams that deliver Windows Azure, Active Directory, BizTalk Server, IIS, ASP.NET, WCF, WF and the Web, and Web Service and Workflow features of Visual Studio.
Guthrie graduated with a degree in computer science from Duke University.
Steve Jones, Editor, SQLServerCentral.com
Jonathan Kehayias, Principal Consultant, SQLskills
Jonathan Kehayias is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills. He's a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server 2008 and has been a SQL Server MVP since 2007. Jonathan is heavily involved in the SQL community including being a top-responder on the MSDN Database Engine Forum, writing deep technical content on his blog, and answering questions as @SQLPoolBoy on Twitter.
Jonathan is a performance tuning expert, both SQL Server and hardware, and has architected complex systems as a developer, business analyst, and DBA. he has presented at multiple conferences including PASS, SQLBits, and VMware Open Forum, and SQLConnections. He was ranked fourth overall from presenters at the first ever PASS SQL Rally in Spring 2011. In addition, Jonathan teaches part of the SQLskills Immersion Events on Performance Tuning and on High Availability, as well as the SQL Server portion of the Microsoft Certified Master - SharePoint certification for Microsoft.
Microsoft MVP since 2008
Kevin Kline, Director of Engineering Services, SQL Sentry, Inc.
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.
Microsoft MVP since 2004
Kendra Little, Managing Director, Brent Ozar Unlimited
Brent Ozar, Brent Ozar Unlimited
Brent is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server 2008 and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He has over a decade of experience pushing SQL Server past the speed limit, plus working with VMware, SAN storage, and high availability technologies including AlwaysOn Availability Groups. When he's not tweeting as @BrentO or blogging at http://www.BrentOzar.com, he's probably watching Top Chef.
Microsoft MVP since 2009
Jeremiah Peschka, Brent Ozar Unlimited
Paul S. Randal, CEO / Owner, SQLskills.com
Paul is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director. He spent 9 years working on the SQL Server team, writing DBCC CHECKDB, and ultimately responsible for the entire Storage Engine. In 2007 Paul left Microsoft to co-own and run SQLskills.com, and is a world-renowned author, consultant, and top-rated speaker on SQL Server performance tuning, administration, internals, and HA/DR. When he's not tweeting, blogging, or helping someone recover from a disaster, he's likely to be underwater somewhere in the world with his wife, Kimberly L. Tripp.
SQL Server MVP since 2008
Erin Stellato, Senior Consultant, SQLskills.com
Erin is a Senior Consultant at SQLskills.com and a SQL Server MVP.  For the 12 years prior to joining SQLskills, Erin worked at two different software companies working closely with customers, users and colleagues to support business solutions across a variety of industries including healthcare, insurance, finance and government.  Figuring out a SQL Server problem and then understanding how to solve it is the coolest part of her job.  Erin is an active member of the SQL Server Community and presents regularly at user groups, SQLSaturdays and the PASS Summit.  She's also searching for the perfect chocolate lava cake.
SQL Server MVP since 2012
Kimberly L. Tripp, President/Founder, SQLskills.com
Kimberly has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director for over 10 years she's an author, consultant and top-rated speaker having spoken at PASS, TechEd, VSLive and numerous other events around the world. She has over 20 years of experience designing and tuning SQL Server solutions with a focus on optimizing procedural code, indexing strategies and partitioning. When she's not tuning SQL servers, she's probably diving and photographing all sorts of underwater critters such as frogfish with her husband, Paul S. Randal.
SQL Server MVP since 2002
Bob Ward, Principal Architect Escalation Engineer, Microsoft
Bob is a Principal Architect Escalation Engineer with Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) based in Irving, Texas. He has worked with Microsoft since 1993 and has now supported every release of Microsoft SQL Server from 1.1 for OS/2 to SQL Server 2012. Bob has been presenting advanced internals and troubleshooting topics on SQL Server since 2003 in the United States, Europe and Asia. His background in the computer industry spans 26 years and includes database development projects with companies like General Dynamics, Harris Hospital and American Airlines. Bob graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science from Baylor University in 1986. Bob has co-authored the book SQL Server 2005 Practical Troubleshooting: The Database Engine including chapters on advanced data recovery and troubleshooting. He now authors and directs one of the most popular blog sites for SQL Server advanced users at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/psssql/.