Aaron Pestel is Vice President, Sales, North America Public Sector. In this role, Aaron manages EDB’s field sales organization in the North America Public Sector region as well as channel development. He brings almost two decades of public sector experience. Aaron joined EDB from Red Hat, where he managed middleware sales for a portion of the public sector. Prior to taking on that role, he had been solutions architect at Red Hat and at BEA after spending over eight years with Raytheon in various development, architecture, and project management roles. Aaron holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Central Michigan University.