A-Team Chronicles


About The A-Team and A-Team Chronicles

The A-Team is a central, outbound, highly technical team comprised of Enterprise Architects, Solution Specialists and Software Engineers within the Oracle Product Development Organization. The team works closely with customers and partners, world wide, providing guidance on architecture, best practices, troubleshooting and how best to use Oracle Cloud Services and products to solve customer business needs. They specialize in using Cloud Solutions across IaaS, PaaS, SaaS as well as On-premise and hybrid deployments.

The A-Team provides this type of support by working with Oracle Consulting, Support and Sales – engaging in the toughest of situations, solving the hardest problems and the greatest of challenges.

The A-Team is lead from Oracle Headquarters in Redwood Shores, CA, but A-Team members are located and positioned globally, so that we are better prepared to respond quickly, and within an appropriate timezone for our Global customers.

“If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team”


Richard Williams

Richard Williams is a Principal Solutions Architect in the 'A-Team' where he's mainly focused on the Business Intelligence tools within Fusion Applications and the new Oracle Cloud Offerings.  Educated in England, Richard started his career with Cargill and worked with them in London and Chicago, before moving to Denver in 2002.  Richard has 18 years experience building Business Intelligence Solutions, often from inception.  His skill set includes data discovery, data modeling, ETL / ELT, and global reporting solutions, both with Oracle and other industry leading tools.  Richard joined Oracle in 2011 and has since worked successfully with clients around the world.

Ricardo Ferreira

Ricardo Ferreira is a Principal Solutions Architect within the Oracle A-Team. Member of the Cloud Solution Architects Team; he constantly shares his deep knowledge in Oracle technologies during customer engagements. He is expert in Messaging, Service Bus, SOA, ICS and API Platform. Born in Brazil, Ricardo started his career in 1997 and from the early stage of his career he always shown interest in Distributed Computing. Throughout his professional career he held several technical roles from Software Development, Solution Architecture to Sales Consulting. Before joining Oracle in 2011, Ricardo worked for other technology vendors such as Red Hat, Progress Software and IONA. Currently he lives in Apex, North Carolina.