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If you work with data, you’ll eventually run into an issue that leaves you stumped. But what if the answer to your data problems—big and small—were just a call away?

Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting was founded to offer exactly that. We know not every business can have an expert-level DBA on staff (and even the ones that do can use a hand sometimes). In 2012, Denny started DCAC to offer ordinary businesses access to the very top-tier in data expertise through our consulting and managed services. Since then, our team has grown and now proudly includes 5% of the Microsoft Data Platform MVPs in the United States.

Meet the DCAC team

Our team of cloud and data platform consultants are some of the brightest stars in the data space—over 80% are Microsoft Data Platform MVPs, and over 60% of our consultants are VMware vExperts.

Denny Cherry

Founder & Principal Consultant

Joey D’Antoni

Principal Consultant

Kerry Tyler

Consultant

Monica Rathbun

Consultant

John Morehouse

Principal Consultant

Meagan Longoria

Consultant

Elijah Rice

Director of Sales

Yuki Hata

Junior Consultant

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Denny Cherry

Founder & Principal Consultant

With dozens of rare expertise certifications from Microsoft and virtualization software leaders, as well as the published author of the leading book on data security, Denny Cherry is recognized as one of the most deft and knowledgeable cross-platform IT consultants in the world. His technical expertise today includes system architecture, performance tuning, security, replication and troubleshooting.

Denny has an impressive set of credentials. He’s been a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award winner since 2008 and has held the highest level certification available for each version since SQL Server 2000, including but not limited to:

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Data Platform SQL Server 2014 & 2012

Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) Data Platform SQL Server 2012

Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008

Denny has published dozens of articles on a variety of topics including SQL Server, VMware and Enterprise Storage and how these various technologies work together in SQL Server Magazine, Microsoft’s TechNet magazine, SearchSQLServer.com and more. He is also the published author of multiple books.

A popular speaker, Denny has spoken of numerous events including SQL PASS Summit, Microsoft’s Ignite, as well as several smaller events including SQL Saturdays in various locations throughout the world.

Joey D’Antoni

Principal Consultant

With over a decade of IT experience at Fortune 500 companies and enterprise businesses, as well as expert certifications from Microsoft and virtualization software providers, Joey D’Antoni is considered to be a thought leader in cross-platform IT. He routinely works with a wide variety of data platforms including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Hadoop, etc. and possesses extensive experience in cloud design and architecture, specifically focused on hybrid cloud models.

A frequent speaker at major IT conferences such as TechEd, PASS Summit, NoSQL Now, PASS Business Analytics Conference. SQL Server MVP, Dun and Bradstreet MVP, Joey holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech and an MBA from North Carolina State University.

You can find Joey on Twitter at @jdanton or blogging at joeydantoni.com or via email at joey@dcac.com.

Kerry Tyler

Consultant

Kerry Tyler is a SQL Server, Business Intelligence, and Azure consultant. His initial IT experience was in network engineering and Windows system administration, which he still leverages in architectural design work. In the last decade his focus has shifted to the Microsoft Data Platform. His infrastructure background builds a firm foundation for performance tuning and cloud infrastructure design and implementation. Kerry has full-time DBA experience in SQL Server since version 2000 and business intelligence architecture since SQL Server 2005. In addition to consulting work, he delivers presentations on SQL Server administration, business intelligence, and Azure data and infrastructure components.

You can reach Kerry at kerry@dcac.com

Monica Rathbun

Consultant

Monica lives in Virginia and is a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform. She has over 15 years of experience working with a wide variety of database platforms with a focus on SQL Server. She is a frequent speaker at IT industry conferences on topics including performance tuning and configuration management. She is the Leader of the Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group and a Mid‐Atlantic PASS Regional Mentor. She is passionate about SQL Server and the SQL Server community, doing anything she can to give back. Monica can always be found on Twitter (@sqlespresso) handing out helpful tips.

You can find Monica blogging at sqlespresso.com or via email at monica@dcac.com.

John Morehouse

Principal Consultant

John currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky and has over 20 years of IT experience in several different industries and technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and primarily focuses on Microsoft SQL Server. John is passionate about the SQL Server community giving back by speaking on database related topics at various conferences and blogging. He has a passion around performance tuning, database life cycle management, database administration, disaster recovery, high availability and security. John is also a leader of the Louisville SQL Server user group and is an organizer of the annual Louisville SQL Saturday. You can find John on Twitter (@sqlrus) or his blog http://sqlrus.com.

Feel free to reach out to John at john@dcac.com

Meagan Longoria

Consultant

Meagan Longoria is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP living in Denver, Colorado. She is an experienced consultant who has worked in business intelligence, data warehousing, and database development for over ten years. She enjoys creating solutions in Azure and SQL Server that make data useful for decision-makers. Her areas of expertise include data visualization, dimensional modeling, and data integration design patterns.

Meagan enjoys sharing her knowledge with the technical community by speaking at conferences, blogging, and sharing tips and helpful links on twitter (@mmarie).

You can reach Meagan at meagan@dcac.com.

Elijah Rice

Director of Sales

Elijah arrived at DCAC in 2020, after serving a decade as a dedicated sales professional for household brand name companies such as at Nordstrom and Lennar Homes. During his 3-year tenure for Lennar, Elijah worked at six different locations across the Western U.S. and was nationally ranked in top 10% of sales every quarter. A strong proponent of company culture, he was a founding member of Lennar’s LMC Cultural Ambassadors and is the recipient of multiple sales and customer service awards. He’s now thrilled to call Oceanside, California his home, and when he’s not on the phone driving sales for DCAC, he can be found at the beach with his rescue dogs Bella and Diva.

You can find Elijah via email at elijah@dcac.com.

Yuki Hata

Junior Consultant

Yuki Hata is a SQL Server Consultant. While his IT experience started with DCAC, Yuki has been immersing himself in the world of SQL Server since before starting with DCAC. Since joining as an intern Yuki has been focusing learning everything possible about Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL DB. Yuki has been focusing on SQL Server Performance Tuning of databases while working with the rest of the DCAC team to increase his knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server as well as Microsoft Azure.

You can reach Yuki at yuki@dcac.com.