Ed Leighton-Dick

Ed Leighton-Dick, Founder
Principal Architect

IT that works for you

Started in 2014, Kingfisher Data is a database and cybersecurity solution provider. We are 100% committed to making sure business owners have the most reliable, fast, and safe data – period! Our team of talented IT professionals can solve your database, compliance, and cybersecurity nightmares once and for all.

Here’s why so many businesses depend on Kingfisher Data for their database and data security needs:

  • Rapid Response.We know that a fast resolution is critical to your business when you have a database or cybersecurity issue. And since most problems can be resolved remotely using our secure management tools, you don't have to wait around for someone to show up in person.
  • No Geek-Speak.You deserve to get answers to your questions in PLAIN ENGLISH, not in confusing technical terms. Our technicians will also not talk down to you or make you feel stupid because you don't understand how all this "technology" works. That's our job!
  • 100% No-Small-Print Satisfaction Guarantee.Quite simply, if you are not happy with our work, we'll do whatever it takes to make it right without charging you extra for it.
  • Peace Of Mind.Because we monitor all of our clients' networks 24/7/365, you never have to worry that a virus has spread, a hacker has broken in, or a backup has failed to perform. We watch over your entire network, taking the management and hassle of maintaining it off your hands. This frees you to focus on your customers and running your business, not on your databases, security, and backups.

Our custom service packages deliver what you need and want without overstepping the boundaries of your budget. In fact, you’ll spend a lot less with us than doing it yourself. From database management to data security, Kingfisher Data is here to team up with you and your company for expert support.

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Meet The Team

Ed Leighton-Dick
Principal Architect

Ed Leighton-Dick helps small and midsize businesses solve their most challenging database performance, resiliency, and data security issues at Kingfisher Data, the consulting firm he founded in 2014. He has taught thousands of people at over 200 events, including the world's largest Microsoft data platform conferences, and he has been a leader in the Microsoft data community since 2008. Microsoft has recognized Ed seven times as a Data Platform MVP for his expertise and service to the data community.

Dr. Stacy Levin-Hein
Senior Architect
DBA, Cybersecurity

I'm not just your typical Cybersecurity and Data-platform Leader; I'm the proud holder of a Doctorate in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. My journey in this dynamic field has spanned over two decades, during which I've had the pleasure of leading crucial technology projects, collaborating with some truly remarkable folks, and making valuable contributions to a range of fantastic companies across different industries. My background as an ex-Infantry Drill Sergeant in the US Army has been a rock-solid foundation for my continued success in the worlds of technology and cybersecurity. It's given me a strong dose of discipline, leadership, and adaptability, which I've woven into my professional approach. When I'm not immersed in the world of tech, you'll often find me out on the golf course. But my heart truly lies with my family, as well as the delightful company of our dogs and horses down at the barn. Life is all about finding the right balance, and I'm committed to making the most of every aspect of it.

Amy Ward

Amy Ward

I am a dedicated and highly skilled cybersecurity specialist with a profound passion for safeguarding digital landscapes. With approximately 19 years of experience in the field, I have cultivated expertise across various cybersecurity domains. Additionally, I draw upon my extensive background in business management to ensure our clients receive an exceptional experience.

I thrive on participating in ethical hacking challenges, contributing to security conferences, and maintaining a fully-equipped lab environment for hands-on experimentation. When I'm not immersed in the world of cybersecurity, I treasure spending time with my three boys and indulging in competitive shooting events. For relaxation, I'm often found enjoying a game of pool at home or at our local hall.

Barney Foley
Consultant – DBA

Barney has been a database administrator since 2003, with experience on both SQL Server and Oracle systems.

Our Mission

Kingfisher Data was started in 2014 with a simple mission: Help our customers thrive in an increasingly technology-driven world. Today, we leverage our deep expertise in Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Azure, .Net, cybersecurity, and related technologies to solve complex data problems for small and medium businesses throughout North America.

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