RALEIGH, North Carolina – May 18, 2017 Percona, the only company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL®, MongoDB® and other open source database solutions and services, today announced the appointment of John Breitenfeld to Executive Vice President of Sales, where he is responsible for the company’s global sales effort.

An industry veteran with more than 25 years of services and software sales expertise, Breitenfeld has spent the past 12 years helping organizations leverage and support open source more effectively and securely. Breitenfeld most recently served as regional vice president for Rogue Wave Software, the world’s largest independent provider of cross-platform software development tools and embedded components, where his teams sold the first enterprise OSS CentOS support contract and consistently surpassed sales goals. Before Rogue Wave, Breitenfeld was vice president of sales, Americas, for Black Duck Software, an organization that helps companies streamline, safeguard, and manage the use of open source software. While at Black Duck Software, he grew sales for the American region by more than 1,000% over eight years and led the company’s successful penetration into the technology, financial services, automotive, government and energy markets. Prior to discovering the power of open source, Breitenfeld held positions at Dun & Bradstreet, Ariba, Oracle, and Bearing Point.

Breitenfeld holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University.


Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO of Percona
“With our continued global growth, we need a knowledgeable and experienced sales leader. John’s extensive background with services and sales of open source software makes him the perfect person to join our team, and we look forward to even greater growth in the years ahead.”

John Breitenfeld, Executive Vice President of Sales
“Open source is becoming the first choice for database technologies in organizations of all sizes. Percona’s focus on customer experience and reputation for championing open source databases made it my ideal company. I’m committed to delivering Percona solutions to every company that can benefit from them.”

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About Percona

With more than 3,000 customers worldwide, Percona is the only company that delivers enterprise-class solutions for both MySQL® and MongoDB® across traditional and cloud-based platforms. The company provides Software, SupportConsulting and Managed Services to large, well-known global brands such as Cisco Systems, Time Warner Cable, Alcatel-Lucent, Rent the Runway and the BBC, as well as smaller enterprises looking to maximize application performance while streamlining database efficiencies. Well established as thought leaders, Percona experts author content for the Percona Database Performance Blog, and the Percona Live Open Source Database Conferences draw attendees and expert technical speakers from around the world. For more information, visit www.percona.com.


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