Paul Schweikert III started the Datara Group in 2009 in New Zealand (formerly called BPMetrics). He is the Chief Technology Officer for the global group, with 30+ years of experience in the IT industry across the globe. Paul sets the technical direction of the products and services of the group – working with vendors and IT manufacturers to keep Datara on the leading edge of performance engineering technology and knowledge. Paul regularly gives presentations on trends in this sector and CEO-level advice to companies on how they can reduce their technology risks and create great User experiences by using Performance Engineering and Application Performance Management.
Paul is a highly self-motivated and exemplary engineering professional with senior management experience, who specialises in performance engineering, application performance management, service virtualisation, risk mitigation, test automation, and quality processes.
Paul has returned with his family to the US to help establish Datara Group US LLC located in Reno, Nevada.
Sheila McLeod is an experienced Executive Level Management professional with a strong technical background. She emigrated to New Zealand in 2006 having had a very successful career in the UK as a Principal Consultant, as a CIO and as a COO. Sheila’s extensive senior management experience in both small businesses and large corporations, on both the vendor and the client sides, means that she understands how to make business engagements successful from both perspectives.
Sheila has worked for some of the top performing private sector companies around the world: Burmah Oil, Marks and Spencer, Oxford University Press, Sheffield Hallam University, Logicalis, Vodafone, Contact Energy, Spark Digital. She has also gained valuable experience in the Public Sector: in the UK - Department for Work and Pensions, Department of Education; in New Zealand - Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand Defence Force.
Sheila joined Datara Group (NZ) Limited in 2017 as General Manager. She took over as the Chief Executive Officer for the whole Datara Group in 2018. She has been the driving force behind Datara Group’s global expansion and the acquisition of RepuTech in March 2018 to augment the Managed Service offerings that Datara Group brings to the market.