The VictoriaMetrics Astronauts

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Our Astronauts

Aliaksandr Valialkin
Co-Founder and CTO at VictoriaMetrics

Aliaksandr is a co-founder and the principal architect of VictoriaMetrics. He is also a well-known author of the popular performance-oriented libraries: fasthttp, fastcache and quicktemplate. Prior to VictoriaMetrics, Aliaksandr held CTO and Architect roles with adtech companies serving high volumes of traffic. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Software Engineering from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics. He decided to found VictoriaMetrics after experiencing the shortcomings of all available time series databases and monitoring solutions.

Dzmitry (Dima) Lazerka
Co-Founder at VictoriaMetrics

Dima is a co-founder of VictoriaMetrics and a well-known expert in machine learning technologies. Before VictoriaMetrics, Dima worked in the self-driving and space industries before being called to entrepreneurship. He holds a Master of Science in Mathematics and is an avid mountain climber and air sports enthusiast.

Roman Khavronenko
Co-Founder at VictoriaMetrics

Roman is a software engineer with experience in distributed systems, monitoring and high-performance services. The idea to create VictoriaMetrics took shape when Roman and Aliaksandr were working at the same company. Prior to joining the VictoriaMetrics team, Roman worked as an engineer at Cloudflare in London. He lives in Kyiv with his wife and son.

Derek Foster
Head of Sales and Business Development for VictoriaMetrics

Derek started his career with Trilogy Software where he was the leading salesperson on the pcOrder.com team before moving to Comergent Technologies where he led the worldwide launch of the “Cisco Marketplace” eCommerce platform. Derek served as General Manager of Sales for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and was responsible for significant growth in the largest sales channel in the company with over $1 Billion in annual sales. He then returned to the software industry first as the Head of Sales for Dgraph Labs and now for VictoriaMetrics. Derek holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester and lives outside of New York City with his wife, Jennifer and their 4 children.

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