Martin is currently working for his third open source software company and is responsible for Percona’s sales operations across EMEA & APAC focussing on the MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and MariaDB marketplaces. Before joining Percona, Martin was the regional vice president of Northern Europe for DataStax (the company behind Cassandra), where he led the enterprise sales, business development and partner management teams; helped grow the business by significant double digit growth year-over-year; and was an author and spokesperson for DataStax in various publications, including Forbes and ITProPortal.
Prior to DataStax, James was a sales director at Pitney Bowes Software, where he built a team of data management sales specialists across EMEA, growing revenue in the region fivefold from 2014 to 2016. Prior to Pitney Bowes, Martin held executive and director-level sales positions at other software companies including Talend where he was the 1st person on the ground and built their business in Northern Europe from the ground up.
Martin lives in Windsor, England, is a keen sportsman and includes exercising cavalry horses in Windsor Great Park as one of his passions.