Solid Quality Mentors Says ‘Namaste, India’ as It Opens Operations in Mumbai

Solid Quality India Pvt Ltd—providing specialized services and training in database architecture, development, management, and business intelligence (BI) on the Microsoft Data Platform—will initially serve the needs of markets in India and Sri Lanka and will collaborate with different subsidiaries to serve other regions, in particular Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

Madrid, Spain, June 14, 2009 --( Solid Quality Mentors—the Global Authority on the Microsoft Data Platform—is proud to announce the latest addition to its growing global footprint with the incorporation of Solid Quality India Pvt Ltd in Mumbai, India.

Providing specialized services and training in database architecture, development, management, and business intelligence (BI) on the Microsoft Data Platform, the new company will initially serve the needs of markets in India and Sri Lanka and will collaborate with different subsidiaries to serve other regions—in particular, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

"India has one of the largest communities of IT Professionals in the world and is a strong growth market for SQL Server,” says Rushabh Mehta, who has been named Managing Director of Solid Quality India and will serve on the Board of Directors for the new organization. “Our presence in the region, coupled with our unparallel global expertise and experience on the Microsoft Data Platform, puts us in a unique position to support and grow the SQL Server market locally."

Solid Quality Mentors focuses on enhancing the knowledge and skills of company’s in-house IT resources through expert mentoring and customized training and offers unique value-adds around best practices, frameworks, and solutions—equipping customers to own their success rather than depend long-term on external resources.

In line with this mission, Solid Quality India will initially provide the following services to help customers derive strong returns on their investment in the Microsoft Data Platform:
- SQL Health Check
- Disaster Recovery Planning
- SQL Server and Database Architectures
- Business Intelligence Architectures and Solutions
- Select public and private courses for SQL Server and BI through its training partners

Mehta, who has been part of Solid Quality Mentors since 2005, is a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a globally known BI expert. He has an MBA in Finance and Management of Information Systems and significant business-management experience, serving in leadership roles at a number of organizations, including as Vice President, Operations, for a group of chemical manufacturing companies in India and as Executive Vice President of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS).

“Apart from being an expert in SQL Server’s BI solutions, Rushabh has contributed significantly to the innovative services and training that we provide,” says Solid Quality Mentors’ Itzik Ben-Gan, noted SQL Server programming expert and SQL Server MVP. “With Solid Quality India under his leadership, customers can expect an excellent level of expertise and service.”

Joining Mehta on the Solid Quality India Board of Directors are

- Fernando G. Guerrero. One of the founders of Solid Quality Mentors and its first Global CEO, Guerrero is a Microsoft Regional Director, former civil engineer, university lecturer, and SQL Server trainer, author, and MVP. He currently leads the Board of Directors for Solid Quality Mentors’ international subsidiaries, ensuring that the organization serves its customers wherever they are in the world.

- Douglas McDowell. CEO of Solid Quality Mentors, North America, McDowell is a SQL Server MVP and holds MCT, MCTS, MCSE, and MCDBA certifications as well as an MBA and a Masters of Information Technology. He is also an author and serves on the PASS Board of Directors.

“Solid Quality Mentors started operations in India not only to better serve our customers in the region, but also to help develop mentoring excellence among the community of highly skilled professionals in this country,” Guerrero says. “Our organization—and our customers worldwide—will greatly benefit from the new team members who will join us in India. And we expect to have a positive impact in the Microsoft community and the partner ecosystem in India.”

Over the past 2 years, Solid Quality Mentors has delivered BI training in the region through the Microsoft BI Voyage program for key ISVs, working closely with Microsoft subsidiaries in Bangalore, India, and Singapore. And working with Microsoft and Spring Global Services (Pvt) Ltd. in Sri Lanka, Mentors have helped create awareness of and interest in the Microsoft BI platform, helping customers with successful implementations.

“Having personal involvement with IT in India since 2001, initially as a student and then as an instructor, I've witnessed enormous growth in the IT market,” notes SQL Server MVP Peter Myers, who in 2008 conducted BI training in India and was part of a Solid Quality Mentors Webcast series for the audience in India. “I'm impressed to see SolidQ launching in India to contribute quality services to this important market.”

Solid Quality India’s incorporation enables the organization to more cost-effectively provide significant value through a strong local presence backed by the company’s global expertise and reach.

“Solid Quality is excited about entering emerging markets, and our investments in India show our commitment to the global SQL Server community, making Solid Quality’s expertise and resources available to India and neighboring markets,” says McDowell. “We look forward to growth in India’s rising market, adding talented new Mentors, and helping new clients.”

Solid Quality India Pvt Ltd
Level 8, Raheja Towers, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E)
Mumbai 400 051 INDIA
Phone: +91 22 4090 7376
Fax: +91 22 4090 7379

About Solid Quality Mentors
Solid Quality Mentors is comprised of more than 100 of the world's top technical experts who specialize in assuring client success using integrated Microsoft technologies. Our mentors—located around the world—include more than 40 winners of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and seven Microsoft Regional Directors (RDs). Experts work daily with the constantly evolving Microsoft SQL Server, Business Intelligence, and .NET Development platforms to help you take advantage of the latest features for database deployments. Since its founding in 2002, Solid Quality Mentors has become a trusted global provider of advanced solutions and education for the Microsoft Data Management and Development platforms. You can reach Solid Quality India at +91 22 4090 7376 or For assistance in the U.S., contact 1-800-757-6543 or

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