SentryOne Promotes Three Engineering Leaders to Boost R&D and Product Strategy
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 25, 2019)— SentryOne, the leading provider of DataOps and database performance monitoring capabilities for the Microsoft Data Platform, has promoted three engineering team leaders to help position the company for long-term product and engineering growth.
John Welch, previously Senior Vice President of Product Engineering, is now the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at SentryOne. He takes full responsibility for all technical needs for developing and delivering SentryOne software products and cloud solutions.
Welch joined SentryOne in 2018 when the company acquired Pragmatic Works Software. He has over 20 years of experience in technology and software development, working with data, business intelligence (BI), and data warehousing extensively. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) from 2009-2016 due to his commitment to sharing his knowledge with the IT community. Welch is a SQL Server Analysis Services expert and has also contributed to multiple books on SQL Server and BI.
Richard Taylor, previously Vice President of Engineering, is now Senior Vice President of Platform Engineering. Richard oversees the SentryOne cloud services, as well as the Data Science, DevOps, and Platform Delivery teams.
Taylor has more than 20 years of experience in software development in small- to enterprise-class applications. He joined SentryOne in 2017. A Microsoft MVP, Taylor serves as one of the organizers of the Modern Devs Charlotte Meetup group and is the founding organizer of the Charlotte Xamarin Developers Meetup group.
Sheri Villers transitions from Director of Engineering to Vice President of Product Engineering, overseeing the feature delivery teams for SentryOne product development.
Villers has nearly two decades' experience in software development. She has been with SentryOne for six years and has grown with the company to become a strong and trusted leader and a resident expert on several SentryOne products and codebases. As an advocate for women in tech, Villers serves as a member of several women's affinity organizations and founded the "Women Empowered" group at SentryOne.
Greg Gonzalez, SentryOne founder and formerly CTO, is now Chief Scientist. He has led the design and development of many SentryOne solutions and will continue to work closely with Product Engineering in his new role.
"As Chief Scientist, I’m excited to bring greater focus to product research and longer-term strategy," said Gonzalez. “It’s all about delivering on our mission to improve the lives of Microsoft data professionals and their customers, and this new role will enable me to have maximum impact in that regard.”
“We’re at a pivotal point in our growth strategy as we take our product engineering to the next level—and John, Richard, and Sheri play an integral role in that process,” said SentryOne CEO Bob Potter. “We have big things ahead in 2020 and I’m excited to see the SentryOne engineering team flourish under their leadership.”