Roel Van de Paar
Director of Development Services
Roel joined Percona in July 2012. Previously Roel was a Senior QA Engineer at Oracle, testing new features for the MySQL server, and 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 has an extensive background in IT, backed up by many industry leading certifications.
Roel's prior IT career 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. In his free time, you may find Roel in Church, or at home with his wife and three beautiful daughters. When possible, Roel also enjoys camping and kayaking.