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 and currently resides in San Francisco, USA. 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. Dima currently resides in San Francisco, USA.

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 Austria with his wife and son.

Artem Navoiev
Co-Founder at VictoriaMetrics

Artem is a software engineer with extensive experience in distributed systems and public clouds. Before co-founding VictoriaMetrics, Artem worked on the VMware Solution for Microsoft in Azure and built the GCVE product in Google. His focus at VictoriaMetrics is on execution. Artem holds a master's degree in computer science. He is Ukrainian and currently lives in Poland.

Derek Foster
Head of Sales and Business Development for VictoriaMetrics

Derek is a cross-industry executive having earned success in start-up, turnaround and Fortune 500 environments. He has a deep understanding of how to use technology to build, scale and optimise operations. Career highlights include leading the worldwide launch of “Cisco Marketplace'' ecommerce platform at Comergent Technologies. From there, he joined Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company where he was responsible for significant growth in the largest sales channel in the company. Derek holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester.

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