Andrew joined Percona in September 2013 as a remote DBA. His duties include handling remote DBA operations and collaborating closely with the team to evolve the RDBA offering.
Andrew has 10+ years of mixed IT and customer support experience spanning various roles. Starting life as a customer support agent for Virgin Mobile Andrew took his communication skills into a technical support role at a small software house supporting regional clients using a SQL Server backed product. Andrew moved to Nokia in 2008 to develop enterprise experience and from there moved into a remote MySQL DBA role with the Pythian Group in August 2011.
His major specialties are database administration, high availability, customer technical support, system administration and web development. Andrew holds LPI certification and is MySQL 5.1 certified also.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Andrew recently moved to Dorset in the South West of England and is suffering the relaxing surroundings of the countryside with his Fiance and two young children. Andrew likes to keep active by cycling and playing soccer.