People who have the job title CEO


Database replication specialist, with long track record of developing various replication and clustering solutions for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.
Currently holding CEO position at Codership, working for Galera open source project with the target of developing a universally applicable synchronous multi-master replication solution.

Robert Hodges's picture

Robert has over 30 years of experience in database and application engineering. Prior to Continuent, he worked on object-relational databases and transaction processing at Sybase. He also held senior engineering positions at Portera and Exigen Group, where he designed and operated software-as-a-service applications. Robert is the original designer of Continuent's Tungsten solution.

Peter Zaitsev's picture
Percona Inc

Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.


Vinay is a passionate advocate and builder of concepts and business around Big Data computing infrastructures.
Prior to co-founding Severalnines, Vinay held the post of Vice-President EMEA at Pentaho Corporation - the Open Source BI leader. He has also held senior management roles at MySQL / Sun Microsystems / Oracle, where he headed the Global MySQL Telecoms Unit, and built the business around MySQL's High Availability and Clustering product lines. Prior to that, Vinay served as Director of Sales & Marketing at Ericsson Alzato, an Ericsson-owned venture who built NDB Cluster (the storage engine for MySQL Cluster).


Damian started his career at HP in their European research labs, eventually running a European-wide middleware business. At HP he pioneered IP Mediation, real-time technology for Telecomm analytics and billing, becoming market leader. He moved to XACTT as VP Product Management until acquired by Amdocs. Damian was also VP Sales and Business Development for Followap, a Sequoia funded company, leader in mobile Instant Messaging and Presence until acquired by NeuStar, powering Vodafone's IM service. Damian is the author of ten patents and founder of SQLstream, a parallel engine executing continuous SQL queries against streaming Big Data in a cloud architecture. Come see him as he's presenting his take on the best ways to integrate My SQL with streaming SQL for real-time Big Data applications.


Razi has more than 20 years of management experience in product/solution development from concept to release in various disciplines. Razi brings to Xeround expertise in visionary and strategic marketing as well as in driving products to market from positioning through go-to-market and delivery.

Prior to joining Xeround, Razi led the strategic transition from traditional data centers to cloud computing at BMC Software; a leading provider of data center & IT management solutions encompassing BSM.


Cary Breese is a successful entrepreneur and financial executive with proven achievements in technology, financial risk management and operations. Most recently, Cary served as CFO/COO for Frost Venture Partners, a high-tech startup incubator with a focus on Big Data and Cloud Computing. Prior to Frost Venture Partners, Cary was founder and CEO of Trafalgar, a profitable, technology-driven financial services firm he led until its sale, returning 18x original investment. Before Trafalgar, Cary was Senior Vice President at CIGNA with bottom line responsibility for the $120 million FIS division, following rapid progression through an executive financial management and actuarial program with emphasis on predictive analytics and risk analysis. Prior to broadening his talents into financial risk management, Cary was successful in the high-tech aerospace industry, serving as managing software engineer for Lockheed Martin, developing a naval-based radar control system. Cary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.


Founder of OXEVA SAS, a hosting company specialized in HA and high trafic websites. My team and I built from scratch infrastructures that were able to sustain more than 12 millions visitors / day. I'm specialized in PHP/MySQL, (server side and client side).

Monty Program Ab



Mike is CEO of ScaleDB a company delivering a database virtualization and clustering solution for MySQL/MariaDB. Prior to ScaleDB, Mike founded ZiXXo, a web 2.0 advertising platform, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2007. Previously, Mike was VP Field Operations United States/Asia Pacific for Poet Software, a leading object-oriented database (ODBMS) company (now Versant). Prior to that, Mike founded two other start-ups that were both acquired and he spent 3 years doing Corporate Development at Novell. Mike has a BA from the College of the Holy Cross.

Volker Oboda
TeamDrive Systems GmbH

Chander is the CEO and a founder of Zmanda. Chander provides a unique combination of leadership in open source and data protection software. He has been involved on both the technology and business sides of open source software and was named one of the "Top 20 Linux Luminaries" by Linux World Magazine in 2004. Prior to Zmanda, Chander founded and ran LinuxCertified, Inc., an open source product and services company. Earlier in his career, Chander was a business development executive at VERITAS software and served as a product line manager for storage software at SGI. Chander holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Tradebit, Inc.

In 1995 Ralf started one of the first online shops in Germany and is connected to the eCommerce topic since then. From 2001-2004 he led one of the biggest SEO companies in Germany and started as the download marketplace in late 2004 on a self-made Linux cluster. now hosts more than 25,000 merchants on a LAMP cluster with more than 60 Terabytes of downloadable products. Peter Zaitsev assisted Ralf in 2006 when the platform took the first steps towards a scalable setup.

Ralf is speaking regularly on Internet marketing conferences with practical insights in his daily work and shares real life examples.

His activities include: :
SMX US and SMX Germany:
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He is a big Linux fan and supporter, married and an active blogger.

Paul Mikesell's picture

Prior to starting Clustrix, Paul was the founder and director of engineering at Isilon Systems, where he designed, architected, and developed all of Isilon’s scale-out NAS products while building the company to $100M. Before Isilon, Paul was the development manager for all of RealNetworks infrastructure products. Paul earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

Technology Insights Research
Ivinco Ltd.
Prisjakt Sverige AB
Mårten Mickos's picture
Eucalyptus Systems

Marten Mickos is CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, the leader in open source cloud computing platforms for on-premise use. Previously as CEO of MySQL AB, Marten grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1bn, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group. Marten holds a M.Sc. in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology in his native Finland. He is a recipient of the Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award: European Entrepreneur of the Year 2006" and the Nokia Foundation Award.

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