DURHAM, North Carolina – Feb. 2, 2015Percona, the company that makes MySQL and OpenStack faster and more reliable, today announced the appointment of Jim Doherty to Chief Marketing Officer. Doherty is responsible for the company’s global brand and marketing strategy execution as well as Percona’s training and educational programs and conferences.

Doherty has more than 17 years of experience building enterprise value for both start-up and Fortune 100 public and private companies in the technology, networking and telecommunication sectors. Over the past 11 years, he has authored seven books, including the “Networking Simplified” series published by Pearson Education.

Prior to Percona, Doherty was the senior vice president of marketing for Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, security and virtualization solutions for the communications, where he transformed marketing by consolidating multiple departments into a single global organization, led the effort to rebrand the company, and drove the development of the company messaging as Ixia expanded its offering from pre-production test to production network visibility and security offerings. Before Ixia, Doherty was the chief marketing officer for Certes Networks, a provider of network encryption solutions for high performance, SDN and virtualized networks. He defined the overall communications strategy and brand identity for the company, led the strategic development of the company’s cloud strategy and positioning, and was instrumental in the company’s successful effort to raise successive rounds funding. Prior to joining Certes Networks, Doherty helped build a new marketing group within Symbol Technologies that drove revenue growth prior to the acquisition by Motorola. Before Symbol, Doherty was at Cisco Systems.

Doherty has a Master of Business Administration degree in General Management from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from NC State University in North Carolina. Doherty also served in the United States Marine Corps.


Peter Zaitsev, Founder and CEO of Percona, Inc.

“Jim is a supremely talented marketing executive with the experience, drive, and vision to dramatically expand our marketing efforts on a global scale. He is an excellent fit for our executive team, and we are confident he will take Percona to the next level.”

Jim Doherty, CMO of Percona, Inc.

“Percona’s commitment to the evolution of MySQL and the growth of OpenStack is matched only by its drive to revolutionize both the capabilities of these solutions and the services that organizations need to optimize their deployments. The company’s willingness to take over and successfully expand the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 and to develop the new OpenStack Live 2015 is one of the more remarkable stories in open source marketing. I look forward to building on this tradition of innovative thinking as we continue to scale across the globe.”

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Percona has made MySQL and OpenStack and faster and more reliable for over 2,800 consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade Support, Consulting, Managed Services, and Training services to companies such as Cisco Systems, Time Warner Cable, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC. Percona's founders authored the definitive book High Performance MySQL from O'Reilly Press and the widely read Percona Performance Blog. Percona also develops software for MySQL and OpenStack users, including Percona Server, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, and Percona Toolkit. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit www.percona.com.




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