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DB Best is led by a young, entrepreneurial management team with a strong track record of growing successful businesses and organizations by delivering quality software and services to customers around the world. Our management team is dedicated to delivering innovative and efficient solutions that meet our customers’ needs.


Dmitry Balin


CEO and Co-founder of DB Best Technologies — Leads business development and customer/partner engagements. After selling the DB Best products to Microsoft, Dmitry spent the last three years in Microsoft as Principal Program Manager in SQL Server Product group designing SSMA and then as Director in the SQL Server Marketing group leading overall migration program and strategy. He’s a Microsoft and Oracle Certified Professional and an IBM DB2 Certified Solutions Expert. Dmitry speaks frequently at conferences such as TechEd, PASS, TechReady, and Financial Developers’ Conference. He trained hundreds of internal Microsoft people, customers, and partners on migrations and SSMA. Prior to DB Best Dmitry worked for IBM Haifa Research Lab and as a database consultant thereafter. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology.



Irena Balin


Managing Partner and Co-founder of DB Best Technologies — Irena is a seasoned entrepreneur and technologist with a focus on developing technology products for web, mobile, communication, and databases. During the last 17 years, Irena served in multiple roles developing products from scratch, managing teams, starting a new company, and selling it to Microsoft. Following these events, she worked as a Development Manager at Microsoft before getting back to running her own ventures: DB Best Technologies and Today, Irena covers all aspects of software development, business operations, and technology leadership for DB Best, which is now a 240+-person multinational company. Irena has a big passion for technological innovations, operations efficiency, and bold moves. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Technion in Haifa, Israel.



Lior Ribalov


VP of Business Development and EMEA Project Leader — Responsible for developing and implementing DB Best's marketing strategy and coordinating the delivery of projects relations with partners in EMEA region. Lior is a professional software project manager and an IT Governance Process architect with a wide knowledge and experience in developing web 2.0 applications, software technologies, and project management. He has been active in these areas for the last 10 years. He earned his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Information Systems from Ben-Gurion University. Prior to DB Best, he worked as in IT governance and IT project management for an Israeli government agency and held lead development positions in Comverse as Development Leader and Project Manager.



Prabhat Varma


VP of Sales — Prabhat is a 20-year Silicon Valley and Microsoft veteran who has helped build the sales and consulting organizations of two Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing companies — RedBrick and IBIS Consulting & from pre-IPO to successful public offerings. He comes to us from Microsoft where over the past 11 years, he has led development and sales teams across a number of organizations, including Xbox, Microsoft TV, and Services. On a personal note, Prabhat enjoys rock crawling in his heavily modified Toyota FJ40 and spending time with his wife, daughter, and four dogs. He holds degrees in Economics and Computer Science.



Sudhir Gajre


General Manager, Central Region US — Sudhir has over 23 years of experience in the Data Management, and Analytics field and a deep Cloud background. He is a 14 year veteran of Microsoft where he was a Data Architect and later a Principal Technologist. He has been with DB Best for 2 years leading our Central Region Practice, and is coming back to us from a short stint as VP leading Implementation Services Group at a local Omaha financial services company. Sudhir comes with a very strong technical background having authored SQL Server performance tuning whitepapers, designed VLDB and Highly Scalable SQL Server Architectures, and led teams. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and SQL Saturdays, blogs on LinkedIn on Business issues and is a recognized expert in the Data Management field. He is passionate about value based selling and believes in long term customer relationships and being a trusted customer advisor.