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John Piekos

Vice President, Engineering

John Piekos heads up VoltDB’s engineering operations, including product development, QA, technical support, documentation and field engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience leading teams and building software, delivering both enterprise and Internet-based solutions – and he uses that knowledge to ensure that VoltDB remains the fastest, coolest database on the planet.


John has held tech leadership positions at several companies, most recently at Progress Software where he led the OpenEdge database, ObjectStore database and Orbix product lines. Previously, John was vice president of Web engineering at EasyAsk, and chief architect at Novera Software, where he led the effort to build the industry’s first Java application server. John holds an MS in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a BS in computer science from the University of Lowell.


If you see a sharply dressed guy running/biking/fishing on Martha’s Vineyard, say hi – it’s probably John!