Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)

Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)

Senior Database Administrator @ Bingham McCutchen

Greater Boston Area
Legal Services

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Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Overview

  • Senior Database Administrator at Bingham McCutchen
  • SQL DBA at Self
  • Principal at Circles of Growth
  • Volunteer at PTOs at Sharon Schools
  • DIrector of PR and Communications at VYO Boston
  • Principal, Director and Teacher at Shishubharati School
  • SQL DBA - Contractor at Integrity Interactive
  • Database Engineer III (SQL) and Tech Lead (BCBS of Mass) at HP
  • Hindu Facilitator at Interfaith
  • etc at Motiwala Family
  • DR Coordinator and System Administrator at American Student Assistance
  • Marketing Manager at Dukan Corporation
  • Marketing Manager at Zayani Trading
  • Systems Analyst/ Programmer at Micro Giga
  • Programmer at Standard Industries Limited

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Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Summary

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.

Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Experience

Senior Database Administrator

Bingham McCutchen

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

February 2010Present (4 years 8 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.



2003Present (11 years) Greater Boston Area

Provided Consulting Services for Databases and Disaster Recovery


Circles of Growth

January 2010Present (4 years 9 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

2003Present (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

DIrector of PR and Communications

VYO Boston

June 2010December 2013 (3 years 7 months) Boston, USA

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

Principal, Director and Teacher

Shishubharati School

1999August 2010 (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

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Legal Services industry

November 2009February 2010 (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)


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HPQ; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2006December 2009 (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


Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20062009 (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

19882009 (21 years)

Basically the best way to connect with people I know as friends but do not have their email addresses.

DR Coordinator and System Administrator

American Student Assistance

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Financial Services industry

August 1999September 2006 (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

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Plastics industry

19971999 (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

19841987 (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

July 1981June 1984 (3 years)

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


Standard Industries Limited

19811984 (3 years) Mumbai Area, India

Programming in BASIC language.

Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Test Scores

  • Digital Forensics Course CS 693 via Boston University

    • April 2013
    • Score: B+
  • Project Management

    • May 2012
    • Score: A

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

Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Courses

  • Senior Database Administrator

    Bingham McCutchen

    • Digital Forensics (CS 693)

Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Honors and Awards

  • Guac Off

    Bingham McCutchen
    • October 2010

    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
    • May 2010

    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.
    • August 2010

    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.

Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Gujarati

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Hindi

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Marathi

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Certifications

  • CPR

    • Life Support Systems
    • License MA00694
    • May 2013 to April 2015
  • Competent Communicator

    • Toastmasters International
    • June 2008
  • Successful Public Speaking

    • Dale Carnegie Digital
    • October 2013

Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Projects

Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Contributor

      Community Ethics Committee , Harvard University
      • Social Services
    • Co-Chair

      Sharon Middle School PTO
      • Education
      October 2010 June 2012 (1 year 9 months)
    • Mentor

      New Gurukul
      • Children
      June 2008 present (6 years 4 months)
    • Hindu Facilitator and Member of the Steering Committee

      Youthlead Online
      • Social Services
      January 2006 June 2009 (3 years 6 months)

      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
      • Arts and Culture
      September 2000 February 2010 (9 years 6 months)
    • Website Coordinator

      Sharon Highschool PTSO, Newsletters
      • Education
      September 2007 present (7 years 1 month)
    • Director of PR , Joint Secretary

      Vallabh Youth Organization (VYO Boston)
      • Arts and Culture
      November 2010 present (3 years 11 months)
    • Cultural Programs

      • Arts and Culture
      August 1998 present (16 years 2 months)
    • Reader/Mentor to a child

      Boston Partners in Education
      • Education
      September 2010 present (4 years 1 month)
    • President

      Indian American Association of Sharon
      • Arts and Culture
      January 2013 present (1 year 9 months)

      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)
      • Education
      May 2011 present (3 years 5 months)

      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.

    • President

      Indian American Association of Sharon
      • Arts and Culture
      January 2013 December 2013 (1 year)

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

Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Skills & Expertise

  1. Databases
  2. Microsoft SQL Server
  3. SQL
  4. Leadership
  5. Performance Tuning
  6. Team Leadership
  7. Technical Presentations
  8. Leadership Development
  9. Disaster Recovery
  10. Database Design
  11. Database Administration
  12. System Administration
  13. T-SQL
  14. Agile Methodologies
  15. Event Planning
  16. Visio
  17. Windows Server
  18. Project Management
  19. SSIS
  20. Troubleshooting
  21. SSRS
  22. SDLC
  23. ETL
  24. Data Center
  25. Business Intelligence
  26. Enterprise Software
  27. Public Speaking
  28. Vendor Management
  29. Process Improvement
  30. Servers
  31. MS Project
  32. VMware
  33. Integration
  34. Windows
  35. Relational Databases
  36. IIS
  37. Management
  38. Powershell
  39. Database Admin
  40. Stored Procedures
  41. Training
  42. System Deployment
  43. Speech Coaching
  44. Youth Mentoring
  45. Mentoring Of Staff
  46. Enterprise Architecture
  47. Event Management
  48. Diversity & Inclusion
  49. Volunteering
  50. Volunteer Management

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Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Education

Boston University

Master of Management Studies, Marketing


Activities and Societies: Project Management

Boston University

Digital Forensics


Harvard University

None, Bioethics/Medical Ethics


Grade: 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


Paresh Motiwala(2200 connections)'s Additional Information


Music, Hiking, Photography, Singing, Public Speaking, Standup comedy and Networking

Groups and Associations:

Director of PR: for VYO Boston, Automation/Communication in Charge for New England Vaishnav Parivar, Director at Shishubharati Schools, Principal of Shishubharati School Norwood Branch. Cultural Coordinator for SNEH, Facilitator for Interfaith, Committee Member for the Sharon Pluralism Network, Guest lecturer at Harvard University, ex member, Advisory Board for Curriculum at Bentley College, Waltham MA

Honors and Awards:

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

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