Management

Robert HodgesCEO, brings over 30 years of experience in database and application engineering. Prior to Continuent, he worked on object-relational databases and transaction processing at Sybase. He also held senior engineering positions at Portera and Exigen Group, where he designed and operated software-as-a-service applications. Robert is the original designer of Continuent's Tungsten solution.

Eero Teerikorpi, COO and Executive Chairman of the Board, a serial entrepreneur, brings more than 20 years of high tech management and enterprise software experience to Continuent. He is also a founding partner at Blue White Partners. Prior to co-founding Blue White Partners, he held top management positions at various cross-Atlantic entities, including as President at Capslock, Executive Board Member at Esker S.A. and CEO at Alcom Corporation.

Edward Archibald, CTO, brings over 25 years of distributed systems architecture and engineering experience. Prior to Continuent, he was the Sr. Director of Data Services at Moody's Analytics, the DBMS connectivity lead at Forte Software, and was responsible for architecture, design and engineering leadership for a number of innovative DBMS and middleware solutions at Sybase, including Replication Server and Open Server 2.0.

Ari Valtanen, Vice President of Products, is a driven and creative technology-focused business leader with extensive portfolio of global start-up activities, bridging gaps between technology and people, and offering record of results in software development, product management and technical sales. Prior to Continuent, he held executive responsibilities with IBM BigData initiatives. Before IBM acquiring solidDB in 2008, he spent a good amount of time as a co-founder, architect and CTO of the company. He is a Big Data, in-memory and high availability expert, leveraging extensive hands-on experience to create breakthrough solutions to drive business results.

Giuseppe Maxia, Director of Quality Assurance, a.k.a. "The Data Charmer" is an active member of the MySQL community and long timer open source enthusiast. During the past 23 years he has worked in various IT related fields, with focus on databases, object oriented programming, system administration.