The Experts

We're thankful to have some experienced practitioners who's deepest desire is to see you and your teams be more successful and accelerate providing quality solutions to your customers.

Kevin makes his home in Washington State with his wife and 5 kids.  He loves taking advantage of all the Pacific Northwest has to offer, from hiking and off-roading to skiing and mild weather.

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When Patrick isn't tackling thorny data problems and advising on the finer details of Data Vault 2.0 and WhereScape automation he'll be found navigating whitewater or adventuring through hilly terrain.

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Our northernmost expert, Srinivas is within minutes of Banff National Park in gorgeous Alberta.  As recovering COBOL developer he relishes the speed of data automation and beautiful architecture of Data Vault 2.0.

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In his free time, Sharier enjoys taking long drives in the countryside, presumably using the time pondering Data Vault 2.0, new features in WhereScape software, and clouds (real and virtual).

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Who is The Data Vault Shop?

I’m Kevin Marshbank, CEO and Principal Consultant of The Data Vault Shop:

A long-time data warehouse architect and consultant, I first discovered and experienced the Data Vault methodology in 2008.  As a data warehouse architect within a large software company I brought Hans Hultgren in to train software developers on data warehousing. I had decided to replace an existing "data warehouse" and Hans prompted us to look into Data Vault.  We found four articles Dan Linstedt, founder of Data Vault, wrote for The Data Administrator Newsletter (TDAN) as our initial guide.

My medium-sized data warehousing team built a large, multi-tenant Data Vault with the help of these articles and a very early book Dan had published.  The Data Vault benefits of auditability, extensibility, and scalability our team experienced made a Data Vault believer out of me quickly.

Along the journey, I discovered data warehouse automation and WhereScape software. After a move to another company, I purchased WhereScape Data Vault Express, using the automation to greatly accelerate a Data Vault 2.0 implementation, this time – quickly outpacing my previous team’s efforts with a fraction of the developers.

That experience was a turning point for me – I knew I would never create another data warehouse by hand. Data Warehouse Automation was my future and is THE WAY to help data warehousing teams deliver more value to their organizations quicker.

Soon after, I became an independent WhereScape consultant and later a WhereScape-employed Solutions Architect. Through these roles, I expanded my understanding, experience and applications of WhereScape automation for organizations of all types and helped boost their data warehousing capabilities.  I’ve helped teams implement WhereScape and Data Vault 2.0 solutions on Snowflake, Microsoft® SQL Server, Microsoft Azure Synapse (PDW/APS/Azure DW), Oracle, Teradata, Amazon Redshift and DB2.

Now, through The Data Vault Shop, we are fortunate to be able to partner with WhereScape and continue to help WhereScape customers to get the most out of their data warehouse automation investment and to be quicker and more successful in implementing Data Vault 2.0 solutions.

We are ready to help you successfully deliver on the longstanding promise of data warehousing – a single-source of truth for your enterprise.

Patrick McDermott

Senior Consultant

Patrick has been a database developer for 25 years and has been focusing exclusively on EDW development with Data Vault and WhereScape for the last 7 years. He is a certified Data Vault 2.0 practitioner. He has worked with SQL Server, MPP devices, Oracle, Postgres, and other RDBMS programs, both on-premise and in the Cloud, and has mastered the full range of BI processes, from integration and automation, to modeling, to analytics and reporting.  He has domain expertise in several industries, including health care, education, and insurance, among others. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and North America and speaks English and German fluently.

Srinivas Anupindi


Srinivas has been a database developer for around 30 years, primarily focused on Oracle with broad experience across SQL Server and in the last several years, Snowflake. Starting his career automating processes with COBOL he now designs and implements data automation solutions.  Srinivas has implemented WhereScape Data Vault Express in Snowflake on Azure as well as Alteryx and Tableau in Snowflake on AWS.  He enjoys and excels at project management and team building and has much success managing large scale and diverse teams, on and off-shore.  With experience across mulitple industries and small to large scale organizations, Srinivas enjoys the variety of team structures and quickly integrates into project teams.

Sharier Shaikh

Senior Consultant

Sharier has been working in the data warehouse space for around a decade. His primary focus is data warehouse modeling and design using best practice methodology. Sharier has worked on Data Vault for the several years and is a certified practitioner of Data Vault 2.0. His most recent work was building a highly scalable data warehouse using WhereScape automation and Data Vault 2.0 methodology. He has mostly worked on MPP databases (Teradata, Redshift, and Snowflake). He has worked on database migration projects from on-prem to cloud (AWS). His domain expertise includes mortgages, retail, property and casualty, and banking. In his free time, he goes for a long drive in the countryside and appreciates nature. Sharier likes traveling.

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