Couchbase Hires Enterprise and Mobile Industry Veteran Rod Hamlin as Vice President of Business Development
Executive known for building successful enterprise and mobile software companies will cultivate Couchbase partner ecosystem
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Couchbase Inc., provider of the most complete NoSQL database, today announced the appointment of Rod Hamlin as its Vice President of Business Development, further strengthening its management team to accelerate the company’s rapid growth as more and more enterprises look to Couchbase to power mobile and mission critical NoSQL applications.
Hamlin joins Couchbase in the midst of an explosive growth period driven by increasing enterprise adoption of NoSQL and mobile applications. Since the start of the year, Couchbase has raised $60M in funding, added new offices around the world, launched the industry’s first mobile NoSQL solution and added more than 70 large enterprises to its growing list of customers. Couchbase’s increasing success is driving massive interest in a rapidly expanding ecosystem. Hamlin will be responsible for strengthening and expanding relationships with existing partners and identifying and building partnerships with new companies that are part of the big data, NoSQL and mobile ecosystems.
“Mobile and NoSQL are at the top of almost every CIO’s priority list and have become crucial technologies for businesses to remain competitive in a world of big data,” said Bob Wiederhold, CEO, Couchbase. “That imperative continues to accelerate interest in Couchbase and creates the need for a thriving partner ecosystem. Rod’s decades of experience in mobile and enterprise software are a tremendous asset that will help us leverage this growing opportunity. We are thrilled to have him join Couchbase.”
Rod is a proven mobile and enterprise business development and sales executive having helped lead and grow several notable companies to IPO or successful acquisition. Before Couchbase, Rod ran business development for WIMM Labs, a pioneer in wearable Android technology, which was acquired by Google in 2012. Prior to WIMM, Rod served as SVP of Sales & Marketing for Opera Software, a global leader in mobile browsing and advertising. Rod also owned the global P&L for several years at Nuance Communications were he served as EVP of Global Sales and Professional Services. As an early employee with CRM leader, Onyx Software, Rod helped the company achieve a global presence and dynamic growth, leading to a successful IPO. Rod began his career with IBM in Seattle, and has served on several advisory boards including Spoke Software and Jibe Mobile.
“Couchbase has an incredibly impressive product portfolio which spans massively growing markets including NoSQL, Big Data and Mobile Applications,” said Rod Hamlin, Vice President of Business Development, Couchbase. “I’m excited to be joining the company at this time of explosive growth to form a strong ecosystem of system integrators, resellers, and technology partners, which will provide the foundation to meet our goal of being the global leader in next generation data management.”
Couchbase provides the world’s most complete, most scalable and best performing NoSQL database. Couchbase Server is designed from a simple yet bold vision: build the first and best, general-purpose NoSQL database. That goal has resulted in an industry leading solution that includes a shared nothing architecture, a single node-type, a built in caching layer, true auto-sharding and the world’s first NoSQL mobile offering: Couchbase Mobile, a complete NoSQL mobile solution comprised of Couchbase Server, Couchbase Sync Gateway and Couchbase Lite. Couchbase Server and all Couchbase Mobile products are open source projects. Couchbase counts many of the world’s biggest brands as its customers, including AT&T, Amadeus, Bally’s, Beats Music, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, eBay / PayPal, Neiman Marcus, Orbitz, Rakuten / Viber, Sky, Tencent, Tesco, Verizon and Willis Group, as well as hundreds of other household names worldwide. Couchbase is headquartered in Silicon Valley, and has raised $115 million in funding from Accel Partners, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, North Bridge Venture Partners and WestSummit. www.couchbase.com