Matt has been working with SQL Server since 2009, and has experience in database administration, development, and business intelligence. In addition, for the past six years, Matt has been working in an agile, continuous integration environment on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. He knows both Windows and *nix server administration, and leads application release and deployments.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Database Developer, Sanametrix, Inc.

    Dec, 2012 - Present

    • Cloud SQL Server Database Administrator (Amazon Web Services / AWS).

    • Responsible for design, creation, and management of a new data management system (EDFacts DMS) for the U.S. Department of Education, NCES. The system integrates with the EDEN Submission System via replication, which decreases processing time and enables centralized communications among users. It is automated to find errors in the data, and promotes quicker turnaround for common fixes.

    • Storage and performance administration on over 1.5TB of data for the Civil Rights Data Collections (CRDC) for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

    • Lead ETL developer for new Case Investigation Management System (CMISS) for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General (HUD OIG).

    • Release/Deployment Manager for clients’ IT teams.

    • Establish and enforce database best practices for development, performance, and maintenance.

    • Leads development team towards automation in unit testing and deployment practices.

    • Custom ETL development in SSIS.

  • Finance DBA (Consultant), Democratic National Committee (DNC)

    Jun, 2012 - Nov, 2012

    • Translated business requirements into data exports and reports for fundraising efforts.

    • Integrated DNC and Obama for America (OFA) donor data using stored procedures and views.

    • 65% increase in performance of SQL Server jobs via tuning and scheduling changes.

    • Developed, implemented, and maintained disaster recovery strategies for SQL Server data.

  • Production Specialist, Navigant Consulting

    Feb, 2012 - Jun, 2012

    • Processed electronic documentation to produce deliverables for litigation.

    • Quality Control and delivery management all SEC e-Discovery matters.

    • Lead internal SEC team to eliminated four-month backlog of SEC matters.

    • Developed disaster recovery and performance tuning strategies for SQL Server data.

  • Web Developer, Independent Consultant

    Apr, 2011 - Feb, 2012

    • Web developer at Washington Graphic Services, Pearl Knowledge Solutions, and Linchpin People.

  • Data Administrator, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundtion

    Jul, 2008 - Feb, 2011

    • SQL Server administration included implementing disaster recovery strategies, managing security, monitoring with automated alerts.

    • Developed custom ETL and other automated processes.

    • Database conversion from SalesForce.com to SQL Server based application.



  • Fine Art, B.A., George Washington University

    Sep, 2002 - Jun, 2006



  • Tribal SQL , Red Gate

    Published on: Sep 23, 2013

    What makes you passionate about working with SQL Server? What lessons have you learned, perhaps the hard way, on how to get the best performance and scalability out of your SQL Server databases? We challenged a group of talented, up-and-coming ‘new voices’ in SQL Server to share their passion and knowledge with the Community. The resulting book, Tribal SQL, is a reflection of how a DBA’s core and long-standing responsibilities sit alongside new thinking and fresh ideas about where the DBA role is going, and what it means to be a DBA in today’s businesses.