Ryan started working at Percona in 2012 after being employed at RightNow Technologies, a SaaS CRM company with a large scale mysql deployment, for 11 years. During his time at RightNow, Ryan worked on database and systems architecture as well as systems automation. He created a reliable and scalable database architecture that served billions of page turns each month with 99.998% reliability.
Ryan has been working with MySQL extensively since 2001. He was previously a member of the MySQL customer advisory board for from 2003-2008. His specialties include mysql replication and optimizer as well as query tuning. One focus has been on adding enterprise reliability and features to mysql, which includes sponsoring dozens of MySQL features throughout the years.
Ryan holds a BS in Computer Science from Montana State University in Bozeman Montana, where he lives with his wife, three dogs and two children. When away from work he enjoys watching movies, geocaching and spending time with his family.