Chief of Staff
Tom Basil serves as Percona’s Chief of Staff. Before his current role he acted as Percona's first Chief Operating Officer, having joined Percona in 2008. Starting in 2001 Tom became the first Director of Support for MySQL AB, serving eight years until the company's $1 billion acquisition by Sun Microsystems. Tom's first experience with MySQL was in 1999 as a DBA for an Internet startup. His prior computing career was as a civilian programmer and DBA for the US Naval Academy’s Computer Services Division. Tom has a BA from the University of Maryland, and resides in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife where they’ve raised their six children.