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Directors

Paul Johnson — Managing Director (CEO) / Principal Consultant

Paul Johnson

Paul is responsible for VLDB strategy, specialist consulting and R&D, and is the main contributor to the VLDB Blog. Paul has been a Teradata specialist since the late 1980s and was one of the first individuals outside Teradata Corporation to achieve ‘Teradata Certified Master' status in 2001. Paul has also been a certified 'Netezza Professional' since 2003.

In addition to various published articles and papers, Paul has been a speaker at trade events such as TDWI and DAMA for over 10 years. His expertise in the high end data warehousing field were recognised in 2012 when Paul was made a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS).

Outside work Paul enjoys hang gliding, cycling, snowboarding, motorbikes and Everton FC. Some of these interests are more dangerous than others!

You can find Paul on LinkedIn here.

David Agnew — Consulting Director / Principal Consultant

Dave Agnew

David is responsible for the delivery of VLDB’s consulting and training services. With over 25 years experience of high-end data analytics, David, like Paul, is also a Teradata Certified Master. Prior to VLDB, he held senior positions at American Express and Great Universal Stores, and was also a successful freelance data warehousing consultant. David is one of the most sought after hands-on data warehousing consultants in the UK.

When you absolutely have to hit a tight deadline without dropping the ball on quality, David is your man. Clients such as Yodel, Genting, ShopDirect, Co-op, Vodafone, Barclays, and Lloyds can attest to his work ethic, attention to detail, and determination to succeed, no matter how long the odds may appear.

On the rare occasion that David leaves the office, he enjoys supporting Manchester United FC. David was actually born in Manchester, so that’s OK.

Take a look at David's LinkedIn profile here.

Richard Jackson — Operations Director (COO) / Principal Business Consultant

Richard Jackson

Richard is responsible for driving VLDB's growth through sales, marketing, and technology partner relationship management.

As the leader of VLDB’s sales and marketing operations, Richard delivers our vision, strategy and innovation by managing prioritisation, effective resource alignment and accountability across the company.

In addition to being a talented print and web designer, Richard has over a decade of e-commerce and digital marketing expertise.

Outside work Richard enjoys 5-a-side football, road and mountain biking, snowboarding, and Tranmere Rovers FC (no, really!).

Find Rich's profile on LinkedIn here.