About Me


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!
My name is Rafael Salas and I have been working with information technologies and Business Intelligence for more than 15 years.

I have experience with a wide range of  data warehousing and database technologies. I enjoy presenting at local and national technical conferences, co-authored SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Vol. 2 and  have had the privileged of being recognized as Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional since 2007. My team was awarded The Data Warehouse Institute best practices award in 2009. I spend a lot of time closing communication gaps between technologists, project managers and the business, working on technical architectures, data integration, data modeling and BI.

I am also the co-founder of Charlotte BI Group and help organizing Charlotte SQL Saturdays.

I call Charlotte, NC home where I live with my wife and our 3 kids.

Bragging Rights:
Raising 3 kids and loving the same women since 1998.
Aspirant marathon runner - first marathon schedule for fall 2013.

Contact me
You can get a good idea of my professional experience by visiting my LinkedIn profile. For projects and job inquires please feel free to send me an email to: