Jan started his IT career in a medical facility of the Royal Dutch Army in 1992 as an administrator on a Datapoint Mainframe. In 1994 the medical facility switched to using Oracle 7.1 on a Micro VAX 3100, which kicked of his career in Oracle. From 1998 Jan supported the development of a system for healthcare administration. Over the years Ecaris evolved to an APEX based solution.
In recent years Jan came in contact with Dbvisit of New Zealand. In 2011 he started working as a Business Development Manager for Dbvisit, successfully creating brand-awareness and recognition for the company. Jan founded #RepAttack as a new form to introduce commercial products to a technical community, an idea which was quickly adopted by other vendors. Starting March 2017 Jan is acting as Senior Sales Engineer for EnterpriseDB, one of the major companies behind PostgreSQL. In this role Jan supports the DACH-region in spreading the news of this Open Source Software (OSS) Enterprise ready database. Traveling from the North of Germany to the South of Austria, he helps both customers and partners adopting this technology stack.
Also Jan made his appearance as a regular speaker at User Groups around the world, with a debut at UKOUG_Tech13, including DOAG14 and OOW14. His work for the Oracle User Community was recently recognized with an Oracle ACE award.