Svetlana is Percona's Director of Finance. She joined the company in September 2009. Prior to that, she had worked as an accountant for several companies, of which DHL was the largest. Her accounting career began in 1997, after she graduated from Saint Petersburg Technical University in Russia. Hired to work in the accounting office of the largest franchise hardware store in Saint Petersburg, Russia, she quickly gained a great deal of practical experience. In just a year, she was promoted to lead accountant, and subsequently to departmental manager of a team of 70 persons.
After moving to the United States in 2000, Svetlana took additional training in accounting and was able to earn a college degree in six months.
She works from the Seattle area, where she lives with her husband and their son.