Advanced DataTools was founded in 1993 by Lester Knutsen, who serves as President and Principal Consultant. Lester has been building large data warehouse and business systems using Informix Database software since 1983, and focuses on large database performance tuning, training, and consulting.
Lester Knutsen was one of the first to receive the IIUG Directors award in 2002. Lester is a member of the IBM Gold Consultant program; he was presented with one of the Inaugural IBM Champion awards by IBM and has won this award every year since 2008. He is also one of the founders of the International Informix Users Group and the Washington Area Informix User Group.
Lester Knutsen was honored to receive the IBM Champion - Lifetime Achievement Award from IBM on September 1, 2020.