Quentin Clark

Quentin Clark is the Corporate Vice President of the Database Systems Group in Microsoft SQL Server, reporting to Ted Kummert, Senior VP of the Business Platforms Division. In his current role he is responsible for the engineering and business leadership of the database systems of SQL Server – serving Microsoft’s OLTP and Data Warehousing capabilities. This responsibility includes the core relational database engine and data access, SQL Server Manageability, Parallel Data Warehouse, and advanced development work in databases, including the Gray Systems Lab in Madison. A 17-year Microsoft veteran, Clark held a variety of roles mostly in systems technology prior to joining SQL Server, including the Internet Information Server team, Application Center and System Center. In 2002, he joined SQL Server to lead work to bring unstructured data capabilities into the data platform, a vision realized over the last and upcoming SQL Server releases. In 2006 he took the position of General Manager overseeing the core relational database engine. Clark graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences (Physics) from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and doubled-majored in Computer Science. He lives in Bellevue, WA with his wife and two boys.