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Who is Adam?

Adam Jorgensen MBA is a SQL Server MVP and the President of Pragmatic Works. He focuses on mentoring senior executives and technical teams, helping them realize the potential in their organizational data and improve operational execution.

Adam is also a regional mentor for the Greater Southeast chapter of SQLPASS and the co-founder and editor of (Business Intelligence Developer Network). Adam co-hosts SQL Lunch a weekly live presentation series on SQL Server technology.

He co-chairs the SQLPASS Virtual Chapter for Business intelligence and serves on other industry groups and boards. Adam has authored several books, whitepapers and publications on business intelligence, management and successful program implementation. 

Work experience

President and Managing Partner

Pragmatic Works Inc.

Apply over 13 years of database and technology optimization experience to educate and innovate for industry leading firms. Primary market includes Fortune 100 firms to agile startups and our primary client generation is from previous clients where we achieved dramatic results in an efficient timeframe, word of mouth, and out proprietary sofware products.

Sr. Director - Enterprise, Site, and End User Technology

JM Family Enterprises

Directed teams providing operational technology for $13B automotive services firm. Responsibilities included setting organizational vision and strategy, ITIL leadership and adoption, managing large outsourcing operations, performance management, and application delivery architecture.

Director, Database and Business Intelligence Systems

JM Family Enterprises

Managed global team of permanent and off-shore professionals. Responsible for lifecycle suport and management of SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 (Unix and Mainframe), Cognos, Informatica, Essbase, Epiphany, and backup and storage solutions. Also maintained key ITIL leadership positions.

Sr. Infrastructure Manager - Data & Alarm Processing Systems

ADT Fire and Security \ Tyco International

Directed lifecycle technical operations and infrastructure management for Electronic Security and Fire Protection Company serving government agencies and more than 100 countries and netting $11.5B in annual sales. Program Management for $255M project to upgrade Life-Critical legacy AIX systems to SQL Server 2000/EMC Solution.

Configuration Manager & Database Systems Architect

Campus Management Inc.

Managed team that supported 475 Databases, data-marts, data warehouses, and more than 150 TB of data. Supervised 2 DBA’s and 2 Configuration Managers responsible for managing internal and customer environments, daily builds, and preparing final packaging to clients. Oversaw product and client Database, ETL, and Reporting architecture and provided code review process for T-SQL code. Conducted client consultations and negotiated with vendors to ensure cost effectiveness.

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M.B.A. - Finance & Operations

Master's of Business Administration with specializations in Operations Management, Finance, and International Relations. Top marks in Project Management, Operations Management, and Corporate and International Finance. Chosen for top internships with global firms improving operations, finance, and technology operations.

Activities and Societies: President's List, Golden Key Honor Society, Business Honor Society

B.S. Computer Science, Finance, Economics

Activities and Societies: President of IEEE and ACM ChaptersDirector of Freshman Orientation Welcome WeekAlumni Relations BoardMultiple Athletic TeamsTutor and Mentor - Rinker School of BusinessTop marks in all subjects....


Rick Webster

“I had the great pleasure of working with Adam for just over a year. His role was from our "holding" company. Our company was a recent acquisition and our business models varied wildly, as our company is a 24X7 web-based service organization. As such, Adam was instrumental in adapting their service models to support our needs. While this sounds trivial, it was not - this service model change allowed our organization to achieve growth and stability that would have otherwise taken much longer to achieve. Adam is an exceedingly bright and technically astute person that embodies team spirit exceptionally well. On many occasions, Adam was the first person to volunteer his services to help our company become the best that it can be. I look forward to working with Adam in the future.”

Lisa Session

“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Mr. Adam Jorgensen. I have known him for many years. Adam has always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility, and ambition. He is definitely a leader rather than a follower. In addition to his excellent accomplishments He is also a most dependable team player. His good judgment and mature outlook ensure a logical and practical approach to his endeavors. Mr. Jorgensen would be an asset to any organization, and I am happy to give him my wholehearted endorsement.”

Cindy Finney

"I am CFO of Distribution America who hired Adam Jorgensen through Pragmatic Works for a week long training on data warehouse set up and management for our internal IT staff and oustide programmer. It was the best value for our money that we have gotten out of a project in some time. Adam quickly understood our system and what we wanted to accomplish, and modified the workshop accordingly. He spent additional time in areas we identified to make sure we could proceed once he was gone. We will definitely use Adam and Pragmatics for future projects."

Shane Dempsey

“I find a brief description would not do justice for an exceptional leader. I will say the overall experience I had working with Adam has been beneficial to my personal growth. Adam, deliveries his message with absolute clarity and communicates across channels to fulfill all required aspects of a managed service.”

Robert Hirsch

“Adam sees problems differently than others. This ability coupled with his attention to detail places him in the top 1% of people that I have worked with or engaged. I found Adam to be a quick study who can adapt quickly to any environment. I would highly recommend Adam.”

Jonathan Angliss

“Having worked with Adam on several projects, I highly recommend him for his skills, and knowledge, as well as his problem solving abilities. He's a quick study, learning the basics of a new product quickly to help diagnose issues and help support application issues. Adam makes a great leader, and is an excellent asset to any organization that employees him.”

Nicole Debickes

“Adam is extremely skilled. On more than one occassion, I sought his excellent advice on technical or personnel matters. Not only is Adam excellent from a technical perspective, he is incredibly good with people. He is one of the rare technical indivudals that can explain complex technical details to a laymen. I would consider myself lucky to work with Adam again.”