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Suyog Pathak

Manager-Database Performance, Oracle


Suyog has 16+ years of experience with Oracle technologies of which  11 years is with Oracle leading the delivery of various services.  Oracle Cloud Certified Master and MBA candidate at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (graduate in 2020).

A leader who believes in achieving team success through collaboration. A leader who can lead amid ambiguity and can balance attention to details while keeping the big-picture insights. A leader with a constant thirst for learning and expanding the horizon. 

Work History

Jun 2017Present

Manager Database performance


Manage a team of 17 engineers to support the database performance of mission-critical applications for all Oracle customers. While supporting small to the extremely large mission-critical implementation of various platforms, constantly improve and evolve the support services for Oracle customers.  I am responsible for areas including but not limited to:

  • Handling executive level escalations for database performance issues and following up on those through the resolution for mission-critical environments, saving millions of dollars in revenue for the customers by reducing the time for unplanned outages.
  • Partnering with Oracle development teams internally to screen product defects, provide feedback on product improvements, identify critical issues for bug fixes, improving rediscovery data for known code defects, regularly share customer experience with development.
  • Working closely with the automation task force that works on areas to improve the support experience by automating various phases of support engagement. Working on projects for improved productivity through automation and ML by using problem signatures and problem analyzers. 
  • Partnering with Oracle Sales teams to ensure priority attention to situations where new revenue is at stake or existing revenue is at risk.
  • Hiring of technical engineers who are capable of providing top-line support.
  • Ensuring adherence to processes, to ensure consistency and coverage. 
  • Defining annual team objectives and ensuring that the team maintains focus on these objectives. 
  • Implementing employee development programs.
Sept 2011May 2017

Senior Principal ASE, Technical lead


As a technical leader, I was responsible for the annual contractual delivery of white glove support for select mission-critical environments for Oracle ACS customers. It included various reactive and proactive services from ACS portfolio. Lead various new services like Exadata-QPD to successful adoption, piloted services like Oracle Predictive Performance. Coordinated with various Oracle LOB like sales, pre-sales to help resolve the issues blocking the contract renewal or pending sale. Helped spot sale opportunities and expansion of ACS footprint. Conduct issue-trending to identify gaps in knowledge for DBA teams and provide tailored training, lead the team of engineers to resolve complex reactive issues, meet remotely with the customer DBA team on weekly basis and the management team on a biweekly basis. Meet in person with customer management and sponsors on a quarterly basis to review support delivery. I was responsible but not limited to the following areas

  • Lead a focused team of 6 engineers delivering proactive and reactive services to customers like GEICO, CVS, JPMC, BoA, AES, and Disney.  Helped these customers through their database upgrades, High Availability and Disaster Recovery setup to ensure their revenue generating environments avoid any unplanned outage saving millions of dollars for mission-critical Managed revenue worth 3 million and renewal through customer satisfaction for these annual services for last seven years.
  • Worked with global and virtual teams located in EMEA, India, and USA  for 24x7 support for mission-critical issues for my customers.
  • As a technical lead mentored and trained new hires. As a tech-lead for Global pillar for Enterprise Manager, designed a training to deliver to the global team of 30+ engineers.
  • Delivered tailored onsite/remote technical brown bags   for customers like ADE, Pay-Pal, GEICO, Disney, and JPMC 
  • Architect solutions for complex High Availability and Disaster Recovery setup using RAC, GoldenGate, Streams, Data guard for Pay-Pal, GEICO, CVS, JPMC, ATT and Disney
  • Provided PATCH/Performance/Configuration assessments for complex solutions designed for mission-critical environments for aforementioned Oracle
Feb 2010Sept 2011

Principal Advanced Support Engineer


Helped resolved Oracle database issues for mission critical environments of Oracle ACS customers

Jun 2007Feb 2010

Senior Service Delivery Engineer


Helped resolved complex Oracle database issues for mission critical environments of Oracle ACS customers

Jun 2005Jun 2007

System Analyst/DBA


DBA for Oracle databases supporting various applications

May 2004Nov 2004



DBA for Oracle databases supporting various applications

May 2003Nov 2003



DBA for Oracle databases supporting various applications

Aug 2000July 2002



Onsite DBA for CMC's application for Mumbai stock exchange (CDSIL)



Candidate Executive MBA

Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University

Master's in Computer Science

University of Central Florida (UCF)
June 1996June 2000

Bachelor's in Computer Science

Mumbai University