Founder / CEO
Paul has a deep background in both software design and in business. He started his career as a Data Systems Technician Petty Officer in the US Navy Submarine Service, and then spent three decades developing data-centric software for multiple clients ranging from manufacturing systems to airline reservation system. Paul is an twelve-time Microsoft Data Platform MVP recipient (2004 - 2016), author of eight technology books including the best-selling SQL Server 2008 Bible, and has presented seminars, training courses, and conferences in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe.
Paul was previously widowed and is now married to his beautiful wife, Edie. They have an 12-year-old daughter who loves to ride horses and 2 adult children, and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For relaxation, Paul reads math books, watches TED talks, codes in his head, and sometimes plays a Taylor 814ce acoustic guitar.
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Co-Founder / Business Development
Samuel is a passionate individual who is working to change the world. Samuel Elliott is a Bachelor of Innovation Business Marketing graduate from the University of Colorado. He has been active in the Colorado Springs Startup Ecosystem for three years organizing, mentoring, speaking, and volunteering at Startup Weekends, Startup Weeks, and is proud to be the emcee of the local Pitch Night. He is also a former organizer of 1 Million Cups. Tejon Technologies is the 3rd company Samuel is heading business development for and he is excited to change the database industry forever.