Roel Van de Paar
Director of Development Services
Roel leads Percona's Development Services group, which includes Percona's QA, documentation, software packaging, build/release management and performance testing teams. Roel has an extensive and varied background in IT, backed up by many industry leading certifications.
Previously Roel was a Senior QA Engineer at Oracle, contributing significantly to the MySQL QA infrastructure. Prior to this he was a Senior Support Engineer at Oracle/Sun, supporting enterprise scale MySQL deployments across a variety of platforms.
Roel's prior IT career also included being a Support/Systems Engineer at Siemens, and a Project Manager for Volvo IT, where he led several major projects. He currently works from his home office in NSW, Australia. Roel also enjoys time with God, his wife and 4 children, or in just being out and about.