SentryOne, an emerging entrepreneurial company in Charlotte that focuses on database performance, raised $25 million in 2015 and recently announced plans to move its HQ, now has a new CEO.

The company on Monday announced that founder Greg Gonzalez is giving up the CEO role to become chief technology officer.

Replacing him as CEO is veteran tech executive Bob Potter, who has worked with SentryOne as a consultant for the past six months.

“SentryOne has long been known for our unmatched innovations to optimize Microsoft SQL Server database performance across the business spectrum,” Gonzalez said in a statement. “As we have scaled, it has taken me further away from the technology, which is my true passion. This move enables me to renew my focus on the tech to ensure we remain at the forefront, and, with Bob Potter’s leadership, the company will be poised to achieve even greater success and market penetration.”

The company, which employs some 100 people, launched in 2004 as SQL Sentry.

“I have come to regard SentryOne, and especially its talented management and technology teams, as truly exceptional leaders in a fast-expanding, hot technology space,” Potter said. “Greg has built an amazing team of leaders and technologists and I am truly excited about helping the company move quickly to solidify its market presence and expand its business at home and abroad.”

Potter joins SentryOne from San Francisco-based Alpine Investors where he was part of the operating teams.

He earlier in his career worked at Rocket Software, Kalido Corporation, QlikTech International and Expressor Software. He also served in executive roles at IONA Technologies and Object Design.

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Source: SentryOne