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Paresh Motiwala(2300 connections)

SQL Solutions Architect at Actifio

Greater Boston Area
Legal Services
  1. Actifio,
  2. Self,
  3. Circles of Growth
  1. Bingham McCutchen,
  2. VYO Boston,
  3. Shishubharati School
  1. Boston University
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SQL Solutions Architect

– Present

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Career Goal: To manage a technical team.

* 2/1/2010-Present ,Bingham McCutchen as a Sr. DBA. SQL 2000-->2012, Win 2000-->2008, Project Management, Idera, Redgate, SafePeak, Budgeting, SQL Road Maps, Tech Talks, Peer Mentoring, Training Plans, Corporate Citizenship. Interviewing candidates. Speak at SQL and other events.

* 11/09-01/10, Integrity Interactive as SQL DBA.

* 01/08-12/09, BCBSMA - Tech Lead/SQL DBA for HP. Interqual, VMWare, DxCG . SQL 2K-->2K5 and Windows 2003. Selecting and interviewing Offshore Candidates. Created and conducted training programs for OnShore and Offshore staff.

* 10/06-01/08, joined EDS as a DBA at the SOC Mass. I managed projects to migrate multiple Un-Clustered SQL 7 to Clustered SQL 2005. Brought about several changes and improvements in performance, procedures and security.

* 08/1999-09/2006, American Student Assistance as System Admin--->DBA--->Implementation Team Lead---> DR coordinator. An excellent corporate citizen and won seven awards for exceptional contributions.

* Volunteer/leadership positions:
- President Indian American Association of Sharon
- News Letter- for Sharon High School PTSO
- Harvard's Community Ethics Committee
- Dir of PR/Communications for
- Public speaker for Business Networking, SQL, Indian Culture and Discrimination
- Mentor to children in US and globally
- Reader to students via Boston Partners in Education
- Teach Public Speaking, Group Discussions, Debating, Event Planning

* Former Volunteer positions:
- Teacher, Principal and a Director at
- Hindu Facilitator at
- Hindu Chaperon to
- Curriculum Advisor to
- In charge of Automation, Voice Communications for
- Co-Chair, Sharon Middle School PTO

Specialties: SQL 2012--->7, Project Management, SSIS, SSRS, SSMS, Digital Forensics, SafePeak. T-SQL, PowerShell, Disaster Recovery, Windows 2003/8, Idera, Redgate.


SQL Solutions Architect

– Present (1 month)Waltham, MA

Details to follow.


– Present (11 years)Greater Boston Area

Provided Consulting Services for Databases and Disaster Recovery


Circles of Growth
– Present (4 years 11 months)Sharon, MA

I train and mentor people in the following:
1. Public Speaking
2. Group Discussions
3. Small Talk
4. Debating
5. Interviewing.

This is done at my home or over Google Hangouts and Skype. Saturdays and Sunday.
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Completed graduation of 60 odd students since 2011

Volunteer at PTOs

Sharon Schools
– Present (11 years)Sharon, MA

Various leadership positions:
1. Diversity Chair: Elementary School
2. Website Coordinator: High School
3. Newsletter Coordinator: High School
4. Co Chair for Middle School PTO

Senior Database Administrator

Bingham McCutchen
(4 years 10 months)Greater Boston Area

Primary Tasks: Senior DBA. SQL 2014--->2000, Project Management and Tech Lead for Software Upgrades and SQL Migrations. Formulate a 3 year SQL Roadmap and Wrote Best Practices document. Database backups, restores, monitoring, performance tuning. Process Improvement. Maintaining current patch levels on SQL Servers. SQL Server Consolidation.
Researched, Negotiated and fixed customized training for SQL 2008.
Negotiated and purchased software licenses.

Elected as a member of our Corporate Diversity Committee.
Conducted several Tech Talks. Created training plans for new staff and also carried out training programs in various facets of SQL. Even taught Public Speaking to a willing group of colleagues. Near Zero unplanned down time for Production servers.
Helped interview candidates for various positions.

Spoke at SQL PASS in 2012, Consistently speak at SQL Saturday Events. Suggested marketing ideas to PASS leadership. Help organize SQL Saturdays in Providence and Boston areas.

DIrector of PR and Communications

VYO Boston
(3 years 7 months)Boston, USA

Create all communications for Phone, Website and Facebook. Help in automation.

Principal, Director and Teacher

Shishubharati School
(11 years)Greater Boston Area

Volunteered my time as a Director from 2000 to present date.
Taught from 2001 to 2005. Started the Norwood, MA branch as a Principal, brought up the student count to 162 in under 4.5 years. Single handedly recruited volunteer directors and teachers. Even after quitting as a Principal, I continued to volunteer in different capacities.

SQL DBA - Contractor

Integrity Interactive
(4 months)Greater Bos

Managed all the database servers, roughly 12. Managed backups, restores, replication, user security, application support, ETL needs of business and reporting for business decisions.

Database Engineer III (SQL) and Tech Lead (BCBS of Mass)

(3 years 3 months)

• Responsibilities: Backups, restores, maintenance, security, scripting, ETL, proactive research, performance tuning, trouble shooting. Created warm and cold database servers using log shipping and DB mirroring. Installation of SQL Servers, Patches and Service Packs. Database design and re-architecture. Type of data handled: PII, PHI and PCI

Key achievements:
• DBA or Tech Lead in the completion of 10+ medium- to large-scale implementations of software and migrations SQL 7 to 2005 from concept to solutions delivery and support.
• Managed Production/Dev/Test/CDE/Sandbox and Staging environments with near zero unplanned down time.
• Users: 500+ Instances 50+ Types of Servers: HP/Dell/VM
• Databases 100+ up to 200 GB
• Tools used: SSIS, SSRS, SSAS, Erwin, BIDS, Visual Studio, Log Shipping, Database mirroring
• Created, managed and re-architecture databases/tables/views and stored procedures with Erwin
• Monitored performance, integrity and security of the databases and the servers
• Presented a case for Server Consolidation, got it approved and contributed in the rollout of the project.
• Suggested and implemented Process Improvement / Best Practices
• Automated key activities saving company substantial money
• Selected and trained domestic and international candidate
• Created and presented technical topics at various technical and business users forums
• Developed and tested storage strategies and disaster-recovery plan for large manufacturing company’s operational database, delivering solution that guaranteed recovery, performance and high availability
• Worked with other teams to provide extremely secure environment and made constant other improvements and suggestions
• Worked with System Admins to adopt a new paradigm in SQL Backups in conjunction with TDP and TSM backups, their retention and archiving.
• Led several social activities like : Halloween, Summer Picnics, Super Bowl Parties, Holiday Donations

Hindu Facilitator

(3 years)Greater Boston Area

Was a lead member of the Sharon Pluralism Network's Steering Committee. Also visited Jordan in 2008 as a lead member of the Interfaith/Peace mission. Met and mentored lot of Jordanian youth.

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Motiwala Family
(21 years)

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DR Coordinator and System Administrator

American Student Assistance
(7 years 2 months)

• DBA Responsibilities: Down Time: Less than 0.01%
Backups/restores, log shipping, replication, maintenance, DTS, performance monitoring/tuning, security, scripting, proactive research, trouble shooting and problem solving.

Key projects:

• Led the project to upgrade over 220 instances to SQL 2K SP4.
• Managed Production and countless test environments with near zero unplanned down time. Users supported: 100+. Instances supported over 25. Databases supported over 200(ranging from 200 MB to 120 GB) Tools used: EM, DTS, Visual Studio, Log Shipping Versions: SQL 7/2000(SP4)
• Disaster Recovery Coordinator leading a cross functional team of 20 colleagues for our Semi Annual Disaster Recovery exercises. Setup both hot and cold sites
• Deployments: Led cross-functional teams for deployment of new software on several occasions. Received accolades from client CIO and our President.
• Employee Recognition Awards received: Seven, along with Cash Bonuses
• Leadership: graduated from a One year internal Leadership Development Program
• Other achievements: Developed intranet and conducted new hires’ training programs.
• Corporate Citizen: Participated in the Emergency Response Team, Leading the annual “Take our Children to work” Day, helped in the corporate Art/Talent Show

Marketing Manager

Dukan Corporation
(2 years)Greater Boston Area

Marketing manager for our Offshore Digitization services and sale of our Software Development services and "body shoppers"

Marketing Manager

Zayani Trading
(3 years)

Pre and Post Sales services for a. Our Micrographics Bureau. b. Our Micrographics line of products. c. Physical and Electronic security systems, Card Access Systems, Parking Control Systems and CCTv Systems.

Systems Analyst/ Programmer

Micro Giga
(3 years)

Systems Analyst and Programmer in BASIC for reputed firm called MicroGiga consultants


Standard Industries Limited
(3 years)Mumbai Area, India

Programming in BASIC language.

Test Scores

Digital Forensics Course CS 693 via Boston University

Score: B+

Project Management

Score: A

Project Management Fundametnals conducted by Boston University.
Prof Kanabar was the teacher.


Bingham McCutchen

  • Digital Forensics (CS 693)

Honors & Awards

Guac Off

Bingham McCutchen

Won the first prize at the annual Guac Off competion. Here, the contestants made Guacamole from the scratch with ingredients provided by the company.

Best Photograph

Bingham McCutchen

Got First prize for my photography on the theme of Spring, 2010.
Got Second prize for my photography on the theme of Winter, 2010
Both photographs available on request.

Exceptional Volunteer

Vallabdham or Vaishnav Parivar of Connecticut.

Got an award for exceptional volunteering for making suggestions and help implement them for
1. Meetings- conducting
2. Website- redesign

and implementing automatic phone blast system using wherein more than 6000 numbers were dialled using this service at a severely negotiated price of 2.5 cents per call.

Additional Honors & Awards

7, Employee Recognition Awards at ASA.
1 Cash Bonus for successful and timely migration to SQL 2005 at EDS/HP's SOC Account


  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Gujarati

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  3. Hindi

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  4. Marathi

    Native or bilingual proficiency



Life Support Systems, License MA00694

Competent Communicator

Toastmasters International
– Present

Successful Public Speaking

Dale Carnegie Digital
– Present


Relocation of Vital Applications

Relocated our HR application from an old server to a more powerful newer server with more memory, CPU and storage.

Team members:

App Migration to SQL 2008

– Present

Migrated applications still straggling on SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 to SQL 2008. Lead a crossfunctional team of Developers, App Analyst, Business Analysts and Business users

Team members:

SQL 2012 Upgrade

– Present

Started with migrating our Data Warehouse and now our Sharepoint suite of applcations

Team members:

Autonomy's iRM Application Deployment Project

– Present
Team members:

Volunteer Experience & Causes


Community Ethics Committee , Harvard University
(3 years 7 months)Social Services

Participate in discussion and decisions pertaining to use of or lack of ethics in Medical treatments. Make suggestions and help in word resolutions.


Sharon Middle School PTO
(1 year 9 months)Education

Co-Chair Sharon Middle School PTO
News Letter Coordinator at Sharon High School PTSO


New Gurukul
– Present (6 years 6 months)Children

Teaching Soft Skills to students, mainly children. Soft skills include speaking, presenting, and extempore speaking, group discussions, debating and event planning.

Hindu Facilitator and Member of the Steering Committee

Youthlead Online
(3 years 6 months)Social Services

Was a lead member of the Sharon Pluralism Network's Steering Committee. Also visited Jordan in 2008 as a lead member of the Interfaith/Peace mission. Met and mentored lot of Jordanian youth.

Principal, Director, Teacher

Shishubharati School
(9 years 6 months)Arts and Culture

Director, Teacher and Principal of Norwood branch.
Started the Norwood branch and brought it from 0 students to 160+ students. Got over 100 volunteers inspired to work for this cause. Bred next level of leaders.

Website Coordinator

Sharon Highschool PTSO, Newsletters
– Present (7 years 3 months)Education

Formatting and designing the newsletter. Ensuring that all the content was squeezed in, in a standardized format.

Director of PR , Joint Secretary

Vallabh Youth Organization (VYO Boston)
– Present (4 years 1 month)Arts and Culture

Director of PR and communications. Suggested and implemented personalized emails and automated phone reminders for our large database.

Cultural Programs

– Present (16 years 4 months)Arts and Culture

Reader/Mentor to a child

Boston Partners in Education
– Present (4 years 3 months)Education

Read to the children in Boston Public Schools. Mentored one student at a time, inspired him to read more and ask questions. And yes, also bring a smile on his face every time we met.


Indian American Association of Sharon
Arts and Culture

Selected to be the president for 2013. Leading a group of around 250 families of Indian Origin.

Speaker, Volunteer and Marketing and PR committee.

Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS)

Helping the PASS in various capacities:
1. Speaking at multiple forums,
a. Annual Summit
b. SQL Saturday Events
2. Volunteer for logistics
3. Of lated, selected to the newly created Marketing committeed for PASS, to help spread the word for the organization and its events.


Indian American Association of Sharon
(1 year)Arts and Culture

About 300 families, 4 mega events. A great success. over 1000 people's participation overall.

Opportunities Paresh is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Paresh cares about:

Organizations Paresh supports:


  • Databases
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • SQL
  • Leadership
  • Performance Tuning
  • Team Leadership
  • Technical Presentations
  • Leadership Development
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Database Design
  • Database Administration
  • System Administration
  • T-SQL
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Event Planning
  • Visio
  • Windows Server
  • Project Management
  • SSIS
  • Troubleshooting
  • SSRS
  • SDLC
  • ETL
  • Data Center
  • Business Intelligence
  • Enterprise Software
  • Public Speaking
  • Vendor Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Servers
  • MS Project
  • VMware
  • Integration
  • Windows
  • Relational Databases
  • IIS
  • Management
  • Powershell
  • Database Admin
  • Stored Procedures
  • Training
  • System Deployment
  • Speech Coaching
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Mentoring Of Staff
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Event Management
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Volunteering
  • Volunteer Management
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Boston University

Master of Management Studies, Marketing

Activities and Societies: Project Management

Boston University

Digital Forensics

Harvard University

None, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, n/a

Activities and Societies: Bio Ethics course (3 days) covering various topics including Death with Dignity, Dilemmas in treating terminally ill patients, Medical Mistakes



Activities and Societies: SQL 2005, SSIS, SQL Performance Tuning, SSRS, T-SQL, Power Shell, IIS, VB Scripting, JavaScripting, MCSE Training, Project Management Training, Public Speaking (Toastmasters' International)

Northeastern University

-, Disaster Recovery Managment

University of Mumbai

M.M.S, Management

Activities and Societies: President of Student Associaton, Specialized in Marketing and Advertisement. Represented the college for Table Tennis, Chess and Cricket.

University of Mumbai

M.Sc, Science

Represented my college for Table Tennis, Chess and Cricket

Activities and Societies: Chemistry, President of Student Council, Secretary of School Gym, Secretary, Treasurer for the Alumni Association

University of Mumbai

Master of Science (MSc), Physical Chemistry

Saint Xavier's High School, Vile Parle

High School Diploma, SSC

Manav Mandir, Walkeshwar, Mumbai 400 006

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