Hi! I’m Chad. I love data, travelling and anything to do with sport.
I originally hail from Auckland, New Zealand. I spent a few great years in London, UK, but now have settled back in Auckland again, with my family where I work as a Senior Database Administrator at Fraedom, a subsidiary of Visa. My focus is on Microsoft SQL Server where my main interests are reliability, scalability, migrations, and automation.
I’m a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Data Management and Analytics and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012/2014.
I got my start in 2009, first as a mixed developer / DBA / app support role, then quickly changed to a full time DBA, which I’ve mostly been ever since. I’ve managed reliability and performance for varying servers, from modern to ancient, physical and virtual, databases tens of terabytes in size, and thousands of transactions per second.
Outside of work, I enjoy travelling the world with my young family, exploring my local city by hiking, cycling and running, and playing proper football.