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February 09, 2016 3:44 AM ET

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Company Overview of Pythian Group, Inc.

Company Overview

Pythian Group, Inc. provides remote database and consulting services. It offers database administration (DBA) and consulting services, such as configuration management, performance, capacity planning, business continuity, security, forecasting, project management, data architecture, and infrastructure design. The company also provides systems administration services, including hardware specifications and selection assistance, OS installation and configuration, optimization for performance, security audit, regular patching schedules, backup and DR planning, clustering and high availability, upgrade and migration, storage layer configuration and optimization (SAN/NAS/local storage), network co...

1200 St. Laurent Boulevard

Suite 261

Ottawa, ON K1K 3B8


Founded in 1997





Key Executives for Pythian Group, Inc.

Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Director of Finance
Chief Revenue Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Director of Human Resources
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Pythian Group, Inc. Key Developments

Pythian Appoints Francisco Alvarez as Vice President of Asia Pacific

Pythian appointed Francisco Alvarez as Vice President, Asia Pacific to oversee the company's regional expansion effort and deliver high-level database and data infrastructure support to an underserved region. In his new role, Alvarez will oversee a team of more than 50 Pythian experts. Alvarez will be based out of Pythian's Macquarie Park, Australia office and be responsible for extending Pythian services in major practice areas, including Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, big data, DevOps, and system administration. He will also manage all Pythian user groups in the Asia-Pacific region. With more than 24 years of experience in database consulting, analysis, support, implementation, and migration of Oracle databases, Alvarez has an extensive background in both the managerial and technical components of effective database management. Prior to joining Pythian, Alvarez served as the Chief Technology Officer of Database Integrated Solutions Limited and is a noted industry spokesperson and thought leader who founded and presides over the Chilean Oracle Users Group and is president of the New Zealand Oracle Users Group and the Latin American Oracle Users Group Council.

Pythian Announces Executive Changes

Pythian announced that Paul Vallée has been named CEO. Vallée co-founded Pythian in 1997, served Pythian as co-CEO until 2005, and as CEO from 2005-2008. Since 2008, he has led Pythian as Executive Chairman and has been responsible for the vision and strategy behind the company's emergence as the leading global provider of 24/7 outsourced database infrastructure operations and related services. In his capacity as CEO, Vallée succeeds Andrew Waitman, who leaves the company on strong financial footing to pursue other interests. Waitman will remain on Pythian's board of directors and will continue to contribute to Pythian in an advisory capacity. Further, Keith Millar will return to Pythian as Chief Revenue Officer. In that role, Millar will lead Pythian's sales, marketing, business development, and service delivery teams and focus on expanding Pythian's global customer and delivery footprint.

Pythian Appoints Gregg Kitaeff as Vice President of Global Sales

Pythian appointed Gregg Kitaeff its new Vice President of Global Sales. As the global demand for data management services continues to rise, Kitaeff will lead the charge in delivering Pythian's proven solutions to the global marketplace. In his new role, Kitaeff will oversee global sales, with a specific focus on services in the United States, as well as further adoption of Pythian services in Australia and the United Kingdom. Kitaeff will also work to grow Pythian's footprint by adding to the sales team and expanding the sales management structure to support the rapid growth of Pythian's major practice areas, including Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL, big data, and system administration. Kitaeff previously served as Pythian's Managing Director of U.S. Sales.

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