Management

Matt Cain, CEO

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.

Scott Anderson, SVP of Product Management and Business Operations

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 8 years at Oracle serving in various finance and business operations roles. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Finance from the University of the Pacific.

Peter Finter, CMO

Peter Finter is a senior international marketing executive with broad experience across product, sales, and marketing. As Chief Marketing Officer at Gigamon, he led product management, business development, and marketing from IPO, delivering 40%+ YoY revenue growth and exceeding Street expectations for 9 quarters in a row. He repositioned the brand and relaunched the company into the cybersecurity market, growing their addressable market by over $5B. Previously at Juniper Networks, he was responsible for worldwide demand generation and the expansion of Juniper’s Enterprise and Service Provider customer base in the Americas. He also has more than 20 years of experience building and leading marketing and sales organizations for a variety of B2B businesses in EMEA and Canada. Peter is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Imperial College, London, and a Chartered Engineer.

Greg Henry, SVP and CFO

Greg brings more than 20 years of experience leading global growth and financial operations within the technology industry, including time at General Electric (NYSE: GE), Ernst & Young LLP, and most recently, ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW). At ServiceNow, Greg led the enterprise cloud company’s financial development and was responsible for a global team of more than 130 professionals in accounting, procurement and treasury. Prior to ServiceNow, Greg held various senior executive financial positions at GE Healthcare, culminating as CFO of the multi-billion dollar Healthcare IT unit. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.

Denis Maynard, SVP and CRO

As Chief Revenue Office, 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.

Ravi Mayuram, SVP, Products and Engineering

Ravi Mayuram is responsible for product development and delivery of Couchbase NoSQL offerings. He comes to Couchbase from Oracle where he was a senior director of engineering leading innovations in the areas of recommender systems and social graph, search, and analytics, and lightweight client frameworks. He was also responsible for kickstarting the cloud collaboration platform. Previously in his career, Ravi has held senior technical and management positions at BEA, Siebel, Informix, and HP in addition to a couple of start ups including BroadBand office, a Kleiner Perkins funded venture. Ravi holds a MS in Mathematics from University of Delhi.

Matt McDonough, VP of Business Development

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.

Michelle O’Gorman, VP of People

As VP of People, Michelle is responsible for growing and leading the global People function at Couchbase. She is responsible for the company’s human capital management strategy and oversees talent acquisition, talent development, total rewards, employee communications, and engagement programs. Michelle brings more than 15 years of human resources experience to Couchbase by having most recently spent the last 11 years in various international HR leadership roles at Informatica and where she was the HR lead responsible for executing several mergers and acquisitions from early due diligence through long-term integration. She is an experienced leader of global teams and adept at driving change management across diverse regions. Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree at University College Dublin and her master's in Human Resource Management at the Dublin Business School.



Couchbase Board and Investors

Bob Wiederhold, Executive Chairman

Bob served as President and CEO of Couchbase from 2010 to 2017. Until an acquisition by IBM in 2008, Bob served as chairman, CEO, and president of Transitive Corporation, the worldwide leader in cross-platform virtualization with over 20 million users. Previously, 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 start-up 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 start-up that was acquired by Cadence in 1996.

Frank Artale, Partner, Ignition Partners

Frank Artale was most recently Group Vice President, Business Development at Citrix Systems. He has over 26 years of experience in the software industry and was responsible for all aspects of Citrix’s business development with software and hardware technology partners. Frank joined Citrix from XenSource where he was responsible for strategic marketing and business development. Prior to XenSource, Artale was a founder and CEO of Consera Software, a management software company, which was acquired by HP in 2004. Before founding Consera, Frank was Vice President of the Windows Solutions Group for VERITAS Software, where he oversaw overall product strategy of the Windows targeted solutions. He also held the position of General Manager in the Windows 2000 Group at Microsoft Corporation, one of the many and various product management and sales positions he held during his nine-year career with the company. Frank attended the Polytechnic Institute of New York as a Board of Trustees Scholar where he studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Kevin Efrusy, Accel Partners

Kevin joined Accel in 2003. His background is primarily as an entrepreneur and operating executive. He served two stints as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers where he started Corio, an ASP/SaaS pioneer which went public on Nasdaq 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 current annual gross sales over $500M. Prior to KPCB, Kevin worked at Zip2 and Bain Company. Kevin focuses primarily on two areas for investment: consumer internet services and SaaS/open source software. Within consumer services, he sourced Accel's investment in Facebook, and led Accel's investments in Groupon, Tumri, RAMP, Metacafe, Medio Systems, and Mig33. Within SaaS/open source software, he led investments or serves on the boards of Xensource (acquired by Citrix for $500M), Genius, SpringSource (acquired by VMWare for $420M), Terracotta, Aptana, and Couchbase. He also served on the board of BBN Technologies (acquired by Raytheon). Kevin has an MSEE, BSEE, and BA in Economics all from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller scholar.

Robin Murray, General Partner of Adams Street Partners

Robin is a partner at Adams Street Partners, and invests in venture and growth-oriented companies with a focus on the technology space. Robin’s investments include Couchbase, Criteo (CRTO), Donuts, HighTail, Integral Technologies,RadiumOne, Rimini Street, RetailMeNot (SALE),TeleSign and Zynga (ZNGA). Robin’s past investments include Ancestry.com (ACOM), Appshop (acquired by ATT), Bitfone (acquired by HPQ), Demand Media (DMD), Fotolog (acquired by HIM.Pa), Merchant eSolutions (acquired by Cielo S.A.), Mobile365 (acquired by SY now SAP), Omniture (OMTR), Placeware (acquired by MFST) and Vonage (VG).

Rob Rueckert, Managing Director, Sorenson Capital

Rob Rueckert is a managing director at Sorenson Capital, joining them in 2016 to expand their growth stage technology practice. Prior to Sorenson Capital, Rob was a managing director at Intel Capital. During his tenure at Intel Capital (2001-2015), Rob invested in over 50 companies with his primary investment focus in enterprise and consumer software. Rob’s background prior to Intel Capital is as a software and data engineer including spending 1997-2001 with Arthur Andersen as a consultant, managing their internal database systems. His investments have produced dozens of successful exits, including multiple IPOs and acquisitions by Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft, Fidelity, American Express, Intel and Telefonica, among others. Rob has an MBA from the University of Chicago, a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Brigham Young University and is a Kauffman Fellow.

Paul Santinelli, North Bridge Venture Partners

Paul Santinelli joined the team at North Bridge Venture Partners in 2005, focusing on investments in open source, software, security, internet applications, infrastructure and communications. 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, Inc., a Silicon Valley software startup focused on delivering the next generation enterprise systems management platform (acquired by Red Hat in October 2002). While at NOCpulse, Paul was nominated for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002. Before founding NOCpulse, 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 12 years, Paul has held various engineering, product management and marketing positions in companies including Red Hat, IBM, Lotus Development and Compuware. Prior to 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 received a BS from Emerson College in Boston.

Robin Vasan, Mayfield Fund

Robin Vasan is an experienced early stage venture investor and former repeat entrepreneur. His expertise covers the full life-cycle of building and scaling companies and he primarily invests in applications, cloud computing, open source, virtualization and security. Prior to joining Mayfield in 1999, 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.His past successful investments include Marketo (IPO), Trigo (acquired by IBM), Global Logistics (acquired by Oracle), Akimbi (acquired by VMware) and webMethods (IPO). Currently his investments are focused around big data, complex analytics and distributed systems, and include: Alfresco, Big Panda, Centrify, Couchbase, HashiCorp and InfluxData. Robin earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A.S. dual degree in industrial engineering and economics from Stanford University.

Raymond Yang, WestSummit Capital

Raymond is co-founder and managing partner of WestSummit Capital, a leading global technology growth capital firm focused on helping high growth technology companies market in China. Raymond has more than 25 years of investment and entrepreneurial experience in the US and China technology sector. prior, Raymond was founding partner of Taishan Invest, the leading institutional angel fund in China. Earlier, he was also managing partner at Navi Capital Partners and a venture partner at Northern Light Venture Capital. Prior, Raymond was the CEO of Linktone (NASDAQ: ITON), the leading wireless value-added services provider in China, where he led the company through a turnaround situation and took the company public on NASDAQ in 2004. Before Linktone, Raymond was a senior executive and entrepreneur at several high-technology companies in Silicon Valley and China, including founder and CEO of Rivalwatch and founder and CEO of Saratoga Technology Inc. Raymond is a Delegate Member of the World Economic Forum Davos Global Agenda Council and a former Chairman of the prestigious Tsinghua University Entrepreneur and Executive Club (TEEC). Raymond serves on the Board of Directors for WSC portfolio companies Unity Technologies and Couchbase, served as a former Board member for Maginatics (acquired by EMC in 2014), and co-led the WestSumnit’s investment in Twitch Interactive, Inc. (acquired by Amazon.com in 2014). Raymond holds a Bachelors from Tsinghua University and a Masters from the Graduate School of China EPRI.