About the Authors
Bill Schuler is Percona's Executive Vice President of Sales, bringing his 20-year career in the database market to Percona starting in August 2009. Previously Bill was the founding Director of MySQL AB's World Wide Corporate Sales, which he grew in size from 4 to 46 sales reps. He was a pioneer of high volume sales at MySQL, which were instrumental to the company's $1 billion acquisition by Sun Microsystems in 2008.
Bill's specialty is start-up sales organizations. Prior leadership roles have included ones at Extended Systems, which staged a successful IPO, and at Zachary Software, which was successfully acquired by a larger firm. Bill holds a Computer Science degree from Illinois State University. He now lives with his family in Boise, Idaho.
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