Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer

Paul O'Brien, CEO of MariaDB plc, is a technology executive with broad operational expertise both launching and running startups as well as in venture capital and Fortune 500 firms. He first joined MariaDB in March 2023 to guide the global field operations team. Prior to joining MariaDB, he served as VP, Operations at NetApp, Inc., a storage and data management company and VP, Business Intelligence and Operations at Symantec Corporation, a security company. Prior to that, O’Brien held various management positions at EMC Corporation, a storage and data management company, and HP Inc. (then Hewlett-Packard Company), a technology company, and also served as a partner at Prism Venture Partners, a venture firm. In all these roles, Paul was responsible for successfully guiding companies in their evolution from on-prem deployments and perpetual license software to subscription and cloud-based models.