Contributors to SearchOracle

Current Contributors

  • Syed Ali

    Bain & Company

    Syed Ali is a vice president at Bain.

  • Maria Anderson

  • Jim Berkowitz

    CRM Mastery, Inc.

  • Karen Brownfield


    Brownfield is Oracle Practice Director at Infosemantics, a member of the OAUG Board of Directors and a writer and speaker on Oracle E-Business Suite.

  • Dan Clamage

    Betchel Marine Propulsion Corporation

  • Patricia Dues

    City of Las Vegas

    Patricia Dues is the IT manager for the city of Las Vegas.

  • Alan R. Earls

    Alan R. Earls is a freelance writer focused on business and technology.

  • Michael Ernest


    Michael Ernest is a senior consultant at Cloudera, and specializes in IT training and education.

  • Azim Fahmi


  • Andrew Farber

    Consumer Reports

  • Wayne Federico

    Miro Consulting

    As CIO and vice president of technical services for Miro Consulting, Wayne Federico works with Oracle and other IT users on software licensing issues.

  • Brian Fedorko

    Viper Technology Services

  • Carol Francum

    Ashford Global Systems

    Carol has over 20 years experience in Information Systems design and development, including 10 years an an Oracle developer, DBA, designer and implementor and six years in Oracle consulting for DBA, applications custom development and functional solutions

  • Colleen Frye

    Colleen has been a regular contributor to and as well as other TechTarget websites for some time now. Before this, she was an editor on Software Magazine and ESD Magazine before that. Frye has a breadth of experience writing about topics that range from SOA governance to infrastructure, from open source architecture tools to application integration.

  • Maxine Giza

    Content strategist

    Maxine Giza is the content strategist for SearchMicroservices, SearchSoftwareQuality, SearchCloudApplications and

  • Alex Gorbachev

    The Pythian Group, Inc.

    Alex Gorbachev is the co-founder and chief technology officer of The Pythian Group, Inc., a remote services DBA consultancy.

  • Rick Greenwald

    Rick Greenwald is a director of product management at Oracle and is also the co-author of Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata.

  • Craig Guarente

    Palisade Compliance

    Craig is the CEO and founder of Palisade Compliance. Founded in 2011, Palisade Compliance, is now the leading independent provider of Oracle licensing, contracting, audit defense, and cost reduction services. Before founding Palisade, Craig worked at Oracle for over 15 years where he was Oracle’s Global Vice President of Contracts, Business Practices, and Migrations. In addition to his Global VP role, Craig was also the Global Process Owner for Oracle’s customer audit teams (LMS), a member of Oracle’s CIO advisory board, and Oracle’s representative on the Oracle User Group’s contract and licensing advisory board.

  • Sanjay Gupta


    Sanjay Gupta is Vice President of Product Management at WiTricity.

  • Eric Guyer

    Eric Guyer consults with IT organizations to optimize Oracle environments from an architectural and financial perspective.

  • Harish Harbham

  • Carrie Higbie Goetz

    Paige DataCom

    Simens Global Director Data Center Solutions and Services Carrie Goetz can answer your fundamental unified communications and collaboration (UCC) questions.

  • Lauren Horwitz

    Lauren Horwitz is managing editor of

  • Adam Hughes

    Site Editor

    Adam Hughes was site editor for TechTarget's SearchOracle and SearchSQLServer websites.

  • Scott Jesse


    Scott Jesse is the director of the Oracle RAC Assurance Team, and is the co-author of Oracle Database 11g Release 2 High Availability.

  • Alyssa Johnson


    Alyssa Johnson is vice president of Keste's enterprise applications practice.

  • Chris Kanaracus

    Senior News Writer

    Chris is a senior news writer who covers the cloud computing market for TechTarget with a focus on end-user concerns.

  • Randy Kerns

    Evaluator Group

    Randy Kerns is a senior strategist and analyst at Evaluator Group.

  • Eric Kimberling

    Third Stage Consulting Group

    Eric Kimberling is an ERP consultant with more than 20 years of experience advising global clients. He is also a widely quoted writer and speaker.

  • Garry Kranz

    Senior News Writer

    Garry Kranz is a senior news writer in the IT Infrastructure and Strategy Group.

  • Mark Labbe

    News Writer

    Mark Labbe covers topics that include analytics, AI technologies and machine learning for SearchEnterpriseAI and SearchBusinessAnalytics.

  • George Lawton

    George Lawton is a journalist based near San Francisco, Calif. Over the last 15 years he has written over 2,000 stories for publications about computers, communications, knowledge management, business, health and other areas which interest him.

  • Raymond Lefebvre

    Raymond Lefebvre is a member of's editorial advisory board.

  • Rudy Limeback

  • Michelle Malcher

    Michelle Malcher is a database administrator team lead.

  • Al Marmero

    Al Marmero is a J.D. Edwards project manager and senior J.D. Edwards finance functional leader.

  • Mike Matchett

    Small World Big Data

    Mike Matchett is principal IT industry analyst at Small World Big Data.

  • Jeff McCormick

    Jeff McCormick is an architecture director at a major health service company and president of the Connecticut Oracle User Group. He has worked in IT for more than 20 years as a data and infrastructure architect/administrator and holds several industry certifications.

  • Ashish Kumar Mehta


    Ashish Kumar Mehta is a database manager for Cognizant. He is also a trainer and technical author with more than a decade of IT experience.

  • Lindsay Moore

    Associate Managing Editor

    Lindsay Moore is an associate managing editor at TechTarget focusing on the SearchOracle and SearchSQLServer websites.

  • Matthew Morris

    Computer Sciences Corporation

    Matthew Morris is a database engineer at Computer Sciences Corporation and a popular author of Oracle certification study guides.

  • Karen Morton


  • Craig S. Mullins

    Mullins Consulting

    Craig Mullins has extensive experience in the field of database management having worked as an application developer, a DBA, and an instructor with multiple database management systems including DB2, Sybase and SQL Server.

  • David Needle

    David Needle is a veteran technology reporter covering mobile, big data, CX and social media, among other topics.

  • Richard Niemiec


    Richard Niemiec is chief executive officer of TUSC, an Inc. 500 full-service consulting and training company specializing in Oracle technology. Rich has been named by Oracle Corporation as an Oracle Certified Master--one of only six originally so recognized around the world. He is the former president of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and president of the Midwest Oracle Users Group. Rich has been named the Top Speaker of the IOUG Conference five times and is a member of the Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame.

  • Ellen O'Brien

    Executive Editor

    Ellen O'Brien, a former senior editor at CIO Decisions, is now executive editor of

  • Baya Pavliashvili

    Baya is a database consultant helping his customers develop highly available and scalable

  • Brian Peasland

  • Hoa Pham

    TopDown Consulting

    Hoa Pham has over 12 years' experience with Hyperion Financial Management. He specializes in financial close and consolidations.

  • Chris Presley


    Chris Presley is a SQL Server consultant at Pythian, a remote database administrator services company.

  • Mark Rittman

    Rittman Mead

  • Margaret Rouse

    Margaret Rouse writes for and manages, TechTarget’s IT encyclopedia and learning center.

  • Ed Scannell

    Senior Executive Editor

    Ed Scannell is a Senior Executive Editor of TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group.

  • Margie Semilof

    Editorial Director

    Margie Semilof is the editorial director for TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group.

  • Robert Sheldon

    Robert Sheldon, technical consultant and freelance technology writer, has written numerous books, articles and training materials.

  • Rick Sherman

    Athena IT Solutions

    Rick Sherman is the founder and managing partner of Athena IT Solutions, a Maynard. Mass.-based firm that provides data warehouse, BI and data management consulting services. In addition to having more than 30 years of experience in the business, Sherman is an author, a frequent speaker at industry events and a part-time lecturer at Northeastern University's Graduate School of Engineering.

  • Jessica Sirkin

    Jessica Sirkin is the former associate site editor for SearchOracle and SearchSQLServer. She previously was a managing editor at SAPexperts, and she also has written for Data Informed and Knowledge@Wharton.

  • Eldred Smikle

    TopDown Consulting

    Eldred Smikle is the technical services manager for TopDown Consulting. He has more than 10 years experience working with Oracle Hyperion Enterprise applications.

  • Lauren Soucy

    Senior SEM Manager

    Lauren Soucy is the Senior SEM Manager for TechTarget, Inc.

  • Jan Stafford

    Features Writer

    Jan has covered the computer industry for more than 20 years, writing about everything from personal computers to operating systems to server virtualization to application development.

  • Craig Stedman

    Editor at Large

    Craig Stedman is an editor at large for TechTarget's information management websites, including SearchBusinessAnalytics, SearchDataManagement and SearchEnterpriseAI.

  • Jon Toigo

    Toigo Partners International

    Jon Toigo was a veteran planner who assisted more than 100 companies in the development and testing of their continuity plans.

  • Shyam Varan Nath

    Oracle Exadata SIG

    Shyam is a data warehousing and database professional with over 20 years of industry experience.

  • Jack Vaughan

    Senior News Writer

    Senior news writer Jack Vaughan writes stories and helps oversee editorial coverage for SearchDataManagement, SearchOracle and SearchSQLServer.

  • Corlyn Voorhees

    Editorial Assistant

    Corlyn Voorhees is an editorial assistant for TechTarget, working on SearchBusinessAnalytics, SearchDataManagement and other websites.

  • Brian Willson

    TopDown Consulting

    Brian Willson, a solutions architect for TopDown Consulting, writes about Hyperion for

Past Contributors