LEADERSHIP

Meet the Couchbase leadership team

Meet our management

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Matt is a proven technology executive and general manager with nearly two decades of experience leading global organizations. Most recently, as President of Worldwide Field Operations for Veritas Technologies LLC, Matt led a 4,200 person team responsible for all aspects of sales, customer retention, channels, services, and support. Before that, as Chief Product Officer for Veritas’ $2.5B business, he led strategy, product management, product marketing, engineering, support, hardware operations, and cloud delivery. During his tenure, he revitalized the company strategy, increased operational efficiency, delivered growth across the portfolio, and was instrumental in the separation of Veritas from Symantec. Matt previously held a variety of senior leadership positions at Symantec Corporation and Cisco Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Scott brings more than 20 years of experience in finance, operations, product management, and general management to Couchbase. As SVP of Product Management and Business Operations, he is responsible for driving Couchbase’s product and solution strategy, product roadmap, pricing strategy, competitive strategy, documentation, and development advocacy. Most recently he was SVP and GM of a $1.5B business at Veritas, where he spent 15 years in various positions. Prior to then, he spent eight years at Oracle serving in various finance and business operations roles. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from the University of the Pacific.

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Peter is a senior marketing executive with broad experience building and leading marketing and sales organizations for a variety of global B2B organizations in the U.S., EMEA, and Canada. As Chief Marketing Officer at Couchbase, he is defining the Engagement Database market category and creating breakthrough programs to drive market awareness and leadership. Prior to Couchbase, Peter served as CMO at Gigamon, where he repositioned the brand and launched the company into the cybersecurity market, growing its addressable market by more than $5B and revenues by 40+% CAGR. Before Gigamon, Peter was with Juniper Networks, where he was responsible for worldwide demand generation and the expansion of Juniper’s Enterprise and Service Provider customer base in the Americas. Peter is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Imperial College, London, and a Chartered Engineer.

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Greg is an established finance leader with more than 20 years of experience leading global growth and financial operations within the technology industry. As Chief Financial Officer at Couchbase, Greg is responsible for the overall financial governance and management of the company’s financial operations as well as management of worldwide Legal, IT, and Facilities operations. Prior to Couchbase, Greg served as Senior Vice President of Finance at ServiceNow, where he led the enterprise cloud company’s financial development and was responsible for accounting, procurement, and treasury. And before ServiceNow, he held various senior executive financial positions at GE, culminating as CFO of the multi-billion dollar Healthcare IT unit. Greg is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.

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As Chief Revenue Officer, Denis plays a pivotal role in driving revenue growth faster and is accountable for tight alignment between all revenue-related areas, including Couchbase’s overall go-to-market optimization efforts, strategic account planning, global expansion, and customer success. Most recently SVP of Worldwide Sales at Illumio, he brings more than 25 years of experience in sales, operations, and marketing to Couchbase, including leadership roles with Ruckus Wireless, Harmonic, Omneon, and QLogic. Earlier, he was a sales and operations leader at Cisco during their hyper-growth phase, where he last ran global sales operations for a 10,000 person, $20B field team. Denis studied Business Administration from Pepperdine University, Malibu.

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As Senior Vice President of Engineering and CTO, Ravi is responsible for product development and delivery of the Couchbase Data Platform, which includes Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile. He came to Couchbase from Oracle, where he served as senior director of engineering and led innovation in the areas of recommender systems and social graph, search and analytics, and lightweight client frameworks. Also while at Oracle, Ravi was responsible for kickstarting the cloud collaboration platform. Previously in his career, Ravi held senior technical and management positions at BEA, Siebel, Informix, HP, and startup BroadBand Office. Ravi holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from University of Delhi.

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Parlaying his experience in building emerging technologies as a product leader, Matt is responsible for Couchbase partner strategy and worldwide partner execution including channels, technology partners, solution partners, systems integrators, and cloud service providers. Prior to Couchbase, Matt was at EMC where he built out and led one of the flash storage offerings running product management, marketing, and solutions. And in a previous role at EMC, he led the company’s Emerging Technologies Division product and portfolio strategy. Before joining EMC, Matt was at Symantec/Veritas for seven years where he held positions across business development, alliances, strategy, marketing, and product management for both the security and information management businesses. Matt’s technology career is preceded by his service as a United States Army Officer. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy.

Meet our board

Bob holds the position of Executive Chairman at Couchbase and previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Couchbase from 2010 to 2017. Prior to Couchbase, Bob was chairman, CEO, and president of Transitive Corporation, the worldwide leader in cross-platform virtualization with over 20 million users, until it was acquired by IBM in 2008. Before Transitive, he was president and CEO of Tality Corporation, the worldwide leader in electronic design services, whose revenues and size grew to almost $200 million and had 1,500 worldwide employees. Bob held several executive general management positions at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., an electronic design automation company, which he joined in 1985 as an early stage startup and helped to grow to more than $1.5 billion during his 13 years at the company. Bob also headed High Level Design Systems, a successful electronic design automation startup that was acquired by Cadence in 1996. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering.

Matt is a proven technology executive and general manager with nearly two decades of experience leading global organizations. Most recently, as President of Worldwide Field Operations for Veritas Technologies LLC, Matt led a 4,200 person team responsible for all aspects of sales, customer retention, channels, services, and support. Before that, as Chief Product Officer for Veritas’ $2.5B business, he led strategy, product management, product marketing, engineering, support, hardware operations, and cloud delivery. During his tenure, he revitalized the company strategy, increased operational efficiency, delivered growth across the portfolio, and was instrumental in the separation of Veritas from Symantec. Matt previously held a variety of senior leadership positions at Symantec Corporation and Cisco Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Kevin Efrusy joined Accel in 2003 and focuses on software and consumer investments. Kevin was the lead investor in a number of pioneering companies including Facebook (which he sourced for Accel in 2005), Groupon (public), Couchbase, SpringSource (acquired by VMWare), BBN Technologies (acquired by Raytheon), CAN Capital, and MemSQL. He also leads the firm’s Latin America initiatives, resulting in investments in Despegar, Mind Lab, Baby.com.br, and Elo7. Prior to Accel, Kevin founded Corio, a software-as-a-service pioneer that went public and was acquired by IBM in 2005. Later, he built and served as the first CEO of IronPlanet, an online marketplace for heavy equipment with annual gross sales of more than $500 million. Kevin is from the Chicago area and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and MBA from Stanford.

Jeff Epstein is an independent member of Couchbase’s board of directors. He is a former chief financial officer (CFO) of Oracle Corporation with decades of experience leading financial operations at several of the biggest companies in the world. Jeff is currently an Operating Partner with Bessemer Venture Partners, leading its CFO Advisory Board where over 50 BVP portfolio company CFOs meet in person and online to help each other learn and improve their effectiveness and performance. He specializes in marketplaces, B2B cloud software, and advertising technology companies. He teaches the Lean Launchpad class at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Engineering with Steve Blank. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Kaiser Permanente, The Priceline Group, Shutterstock, Twilio, Global Eagle Entertainment, and several private companies. Prior to his CFO role at Oracle, Jeff served as Chief Financial Officer for several public and private companies, including DoubleClick (sold to Google), King World Productions (sold to CBS), and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation. He holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree from Yale College, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Rob Rueckert joined Sorenson Capital in 2015 and leads the firm’s growth-stage technology practice. Influenced by his engineering background, Rob is a “product-first” investor, focusing on product leadership, technical depth, and differentiating quality – a winning formula for innovation and growth. Rob enjoys working closely with ambitious leaders and is equally devoted to both solving their challenges and celebrating their accomplishments. Prior to joining Sorenson Capital, Rob spent 15 years in Silicon Valley at Intel Capital, where he invested in over 50 companies worldwide and across multiple technology sectors, including enterprise software, cloud computing, data platforms, security, communications, consumer internet, and consumer devices. Rob managed and oversaw more than 25 successful exits from his portfolio, including four IPOs and acquisitions by Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Samsung, Cisco, and many others. Additional past positions include software and data engineer/consultant for Arthur Andersen and executive roles for a number of other companies. Rob holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He is a Kauffman Fellow.

Paul Santinelli has been a Partner at North Bridge since 2005. Paul focuses on investments in open source, software, security, internet applications, and infrastructure and communications, and is based in California. Previously, he served as director of Red Hat Network and was responsible for product definition, strategy, engineering, product management, marketing, and lifecycle management for the company's flagship software services offering. Paul also served as the director of global information systems and technology during his tenure at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Paul was founder and CEO of NOCpulse, a Silicon Valley software startup focused on delivering the next generation enterprise systems management platform. NOCpulse was acquired by Red Hat in October 2002. While at NOCpulse, Paul was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award of 2002. Previously, Paul was Chief Technology Officer of Global Center and Vice President of technology for Global Crossing, a telecommunications company that built and operated the world's first independent global fiber optic network. During the past twelve years, Paul has held various engineering, product management, and marketing positions in companies including Red Hat, IBM, Lotus Development, and Compuware. Before joining North Bridge, Paul served on the advisory boards of Arrowpoint Communications (acquired by Cisco), Inflow, Kiva Software (acquired by Netscape), Mobility.net (acquired by Software.com), and One Secure (acquired by Netscreen). Paul has a bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in Boston.

Robin Vasan is an experienced investor and former repeat entrepreneur. Robin’s expertise covers the full lifecycle of building and scaling companies – from initial product strategy and architecture, to market positioning and modern digital marketing techniques, through building and scaling sales, and ultimately to strategic partnerships and exit. Prior to joining Mayfield, Robin was a founder and engineering executive at several successful companies within financial technology: C-ATS Software, Infinity Financial Technology (IPO), and Risk Management Solutions. Robin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BAS in Industrial Engineering and Economics from Stanford University, which he attended on a soccer scholarship. Robin is a sports junkie and travel enthusiast who has been to nearly 50 countries. He avidly supports global and grassroots non-profits such as Khan Lab School, Fugees Family, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, and Wildlife Conservation Society.

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