Dion joined Datical in 2020 bringing over a decade of open source leadership experience from Red Hat and MariaDB. He previously served as CEO of ReachForce, a B2B marketing and sales software provider that was acquired by Leadspace. While at ReachForce Dion drove a 35% improvement in customer retention and improved gross margins by 15%. Prior to ReachForce he was the vice president of global sales at MariaDB Corporation, where he grew subscriptions over seven-fold and set the company on a course to become one of the fastest growing open source database providers with more than 12 million users worldwide. Before that, Dion held several strategic leadership roles at Red Hat including vice president of strategy, vice president of North American sales and vice president of investor relations and strategic development.