Percona Names Terry Erisman Chief Marketing Officer
PLEASANTON, California – December 1, 2011 – Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced that Terry Erisman has joined the company as chief marketing officer. Erisman is responsible for the company’s global brand and marketing strategy execution as well as Percona’s conferences.
With more than 20 years of experience, Erisman has helped start seven companies, launch more than 25 new products, and driven high revenue for a multitude of award-winning companies in the SaaS, open source, and enterprise software sectors. Prior to joining Percona, Erisman was vice president of product marketing at DotNetNuke, the fastest growing open source web CMS on .NET, where he was responsible for all outbound marketing activities and helped grow company revenues from zero to a $10 million annual run rate in 18 months and the subscription customer base from zero to more than 1,500 in less than three years. The DotNetNuke Community Edition open source software has been downloaded more than 6 million times and powers more than 700,000 websites worldwide.
Erisman previously served as vice president of marketing and business development at Project Hosts, the worldwide leader in Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM), CRM and SharePoint SaaS solutions, where he doubled annual revenues and drove a 107 percent growth in active customers in less than two years. Prior to Project Hosts, Erisman was CEO of MyTango, a consumer text message-based payment service and an online and text message-based preordering system. Erisman held executive-level and marketing positions at several organizations, including CaseCentral, Intevac and Atcor (acquired by Biotest A.G.). He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree awarded cum laude from Harvard University.
Baron Schwartz, Chief Performance Architect for Percona LLC
“As the previous acting CMO for Percona, I have worked closely with Terry for several months during the transition, and I'm impressed with his professionalism, focus on excellence and customer service, and his quick grasp of our unique company culture and relationship with the MySQL community which is based on highly personal interaction with customers and no-fluff technical content.”
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Percona LLC has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 1,000 consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade MySQL support, consulting, training, and engineering services to companies such as Cisco Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC. Percona's founders authored the definitive book High Performance MySQL from O'Reilly Press and the widely read MySQL Performance Blog. Percona also develops software for MySQL users, including Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup, the only open source, hot backup utility for the InnoDB storage engine. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit www.percona.com.
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