About the Author
Matt Yonkovit is Percona’s Chief Experience Officer, overseeing company strategy & marketing functions, as well as operating as the chief storyteller. Before joining Percona in 2009, Matt worked at MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems as a Solution Architect, building out and optimizing high performance, scalable, and always-available infrastructure for Fortune 500 and countless other web properties. He has carried this experience and expertise into his executive leadership roles, helping build Percona's customer offerings and guiding the growth of services by 10X over the course of his career, leading to a 99.8% customer satisfaction rating.
With 20+ years in the open source database industry, Matt specializes in guiding customers to achieve their specific objectives. He has a passion for performance and takes pride in contributing to the vibrant open source community, as well as finding and mentoring Percona’s future leaders.
Matt is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and attended Grand Valley State University. He now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, daughter, cat, and dog, where he enjoys fantasy sports, playing video games, listening to rock music, as well as taking things apart to figure out how they work.