June 24, 2011 14:51 ET

SolidQ Targets Sales Strategy Through New Director of Sales Eric Van Soldt

Company Positions Itself for Growth, Structure and Agility

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - Jun 24, 2011) - SolidQ recently announced the addition of Eric Van Soldt to its executive sales and business strategy team. As an accomplished technical sales and marketing leader, Van Soldt joins SolidQ as the Director of Sales for North America.

Eric began his career at well-known information technology companies HP and Oracle where he sharpened his marketing skills while developing and implementing integrated lead generation programs for both companies. More recently, Eric focused broadly on sales and marketing for a number of small firms and startups including Resonate, Kliosoft and Enliven. In each situation he had primary ownership of overall marketing sales and business development activities.

"I've never seen anything like it," Van Soldt said. "With over 800 clients, SolidQ has an amazing record of delivering on time, on budget, as promised. It's an exciting time to be joining the team as SolidQ is emerging as an innovative leader in this space."

Eric joins SolidQ at a time of exciting growth. SolidQ announced in April a streamlined name and fresh visual identity to help clients better identify with outstanding services and consultants. With a strong heritage of advanced training, SolidQ has moved beyond education to a full-service consultancy with multiple disciplines. Today, SolidQ is a highly-awarded business intelligence (BI) and data management team recognized for its excellent publications and large percentage of consultants who are also world-class Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP).

Douglas McDowell, SolidQ CEO, North America, admits it was no easy feat to find the right person for the role of Sales Director, "We were looking for someone who could be both structured and process-oriented about pursuing business but still agile and able to thrive in our unique services company of very focused experts," he explains. "I am pleased about Eric's decision to join SolidQ and the potential he brings. Adding his skills to our team now is a real game-changer for SolidQ."

About SolidQ
SolidQ sets the standard for information management services by providing the world's most trusted and reliable data management services, business intelligence, collaboration and advanced technology solutions for Microsoft's cloud and on-premise platforms. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with 10 Competencies (3 Gold, 7 Silver), the company employs many of the world's top technical experts, including over 50 recipients of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) award or Regional Director recognition. These professionals serve more than 800 clients in 22 countries by helping them take advantage of the latest features for database and application deployments within Microsoft SQL Server, Business Intelligence, and .NET Development platforms. A key advisor and content provider to Microsoft, SolidQ experts have published more than thirty books and delivered countless speaking engagements at leading technical conferences around the world.

Since 2002, SolidQ's University has delivered education and training for the Microsoft Data Ecosystem™ by combining real-world consultants with academia and IT professionals.

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