About


Leandro Melendez
(a.k.a. Señor Performo!)
PerfBytes Español
We would like to welcome our friend and colleague Leandro Melendez to the PerfBytes family as the producer and host of an Espanol (note: that means Spanish) language version of PerfBytes. Leandro has more than 20 years of experience on the IT business from Developer, DBA, Project Manager and others. The last 10 years he has been working on the QA area, especifically on the Performance and Load testing area using tools as WinRunner, LoadRunner, JMeter, HPDiagnostics, NeoLoad, AppDyn, Dynatrace and many others. Has served multiple S&P500 customers all over the USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil and Austria. He is an author of an internationally popular performance testing blog called Señor Performo (www.srperf.com) where he curates a diverse set of learning material for performance testers and engineers.



Brian "Emperor" Wilson
Ask PerfBytes
Brian is the listener advocate of the Ask@PerfBytes show, taking all of the important questions from the expanding PerfBytes audience. Brian is a performance engineer with over 18 years of experience, where after many years of leading the performance teams at Weightwatchers.com, WebMD and MTV, Brian landed a cushy job as a sales engineer at Dynatrace. Besides engaging in continuous learning by working with his clients, Brian gets to spend quality time leveling-up his skills and sharing his learning and passion for performance with others. Additionally you're probably familiar with Brian's voice if you listen to the very popular PurePerformance Podcast where he produces and co-hosts with our good friend Andi Grabner. In his copious amounts of spare time, he enjoys drumming, listening to music and spending time with his family outside the mile-high city of Denver.



James Pulley
News of The Damned
As one of the original and lasting LoadRunner experts, James Pulley's focus for the past decade has been assisting clients in finding answers to complex questions related to load, performance, response time and scalability. James began his career working for Microsoft in the support arm of Microsoft's Operating Systems and Database solutions as an an electronic support pioneer for Microsoft on Compuserve for Microsoft Windows. After Microsoft James worked for Banyan systems, a pioneer in the integrated directory services model for PC networks. From Banyan, James moved to Mercury Interactive for a two year stint in Mercury's sales arm as a pre sales systems engineer. In the last 18 years, James has been working independently as an executive, consultant, advisor and evangelist for various companies big and small.



Mark Tomlinson
Performance Sherpa
PerfBytes
Mark's career began a long-ass time ago with a comprehensive two-year test for a life-critical transportation system which literally sought to prevent trains from running into each other. Since then and for the last 27 years Mark has metaphorically been preventing “train wrecks” for organizations each and every day. He has broad experience with real-world scenario testing of large and complex systems and is regarded as a leading expert in software testing automation with a specific emphasis on performance. After decades working with "big tech giants" Mark still prefers tirelessly working at all hours of the night as a testing practitioner and consultant using the leading products for performance testing, profiling and measurement. Masquerading as his alias "The Performance Sherpa" he helps with mentoring and teaching customers adopt modern performance testing and engineering strategies, practices and behaviors for better performing technology systems.