About ClearData Consulting, Inc.

We started ClearData Consulting in late 1999.  We had a goal of helping companies better manage their data.  Who knew that we were so close to the end of the tech bubble.  We survived the slow down that followed and have spent the last eight years doing SQL Server consulting and application development. 

Our clients range from financial to transportation to entertainment and everything in between.  Many have been with us since we started.  We help them with performance tuning, database server management, data import and export and data warehousing.  Many of our clients are here in Kansas City but we've also worked for companies in Seattle, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, etc.

Along the way we wrote a system that a number of superspeedways use to manage their credentialing process.  That turned out to be a very rewarding experience and an introduction into the NASCAR world.

If we had one of those clever marketing tag lines it would be something like "Making the world safe for data."  That's really what we're trying to do.

You can find a brief biography for each us below.

Bill Graziano & Rick Hanson
December 2007

Bill Graziano

Bill specializes in SQL Server performance tuning and server management.  Bill has nearly twenty years of database management experience.  He started working with Sybase on a Unix platform back before it became Microsoft SQL Server.  He's worked with every version of SQL Server Microsoft has released.  Bill has been a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server for four years.  He is on the Board of Directors for PASS, the global user group for SQL Server professionals, where he is the Vice President of Marketing.  Bill is a regular presenter at the PASS conference and various user groups.  Bill formerly worked for accenture and Empower Trainers & Consultants.

Rick Hanson

Rick focuses on getting users access to their data.  He works with SSIS to populate datawarehouses and uses Reporting Services to generate reports for users.  Rick has over twenty years of application and database development.  He was previously employed at the NCAA.