Meet our management
Matt is a proven technology executive with deep experience in successfully leading global organizations through market transitions, driving operational excellence and accelerating growth. He currently serves as Chair, President and CEO of Couchbase (NASDAQ: BASE), where his vision and leadership transformed the company, leading to its successful IPO in July 2021.
Prior to Couchbase, Matt was President of Worldwide Field Operations for Veritas Technologies, where he was responsible for global sales as well as customer success, channels, services, and support. Before that, he was Chief Product Officer for Veritas’ $2.5B business where he led strategy, product management, product marketing, engineering, support, hardware operations, and cloud delivery. Matt also previously held a variety of senior leadership positions at Symantec Corporation and Cisco Systems.
Matt 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 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, and documentation. 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.
A chartered psychologist, Fidelma is the Chief People Officer at Couchbase. She is responsible for leading the People function, aligned with the company’s values and operating objectives. In this role, she leads all aspects of the People organization, including Business Partnering, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Workplace, Employee Experience & Engagement and HR Operations. She was most recently Vice President of the talent and organizational development team at Zendesk where she led its global organization development, engagement, and learning teams. Fidelma began her career with Accenture’s talent management consulting practice, specializing in large-scale technology and business model transformations, and later led the People function for fintech company Realex Payments. Fidelma holds a B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Occupational Psychology from Cardiff University.
As Chief Legal Officer, Margaret is responsible for scaling the global legal function and advising Couchbase in all aspects of its business. Margaret is a proven leader and seasoned advisor for software and SaaS companies. Most recently, she was Deputy General Counsel at Medallia where she guided the company from early start-up stage through a successful IPO. She led their transactions practice, supporting over $300 million in revenue, as well as the corporate, compliance and employment legal functions. Prior to Medallia, Margaret served as Associate General Counsel of Usablenet where she managed several critical practice areas including intellectual property, data privacy and litigation. Before her in-house roles, Margaret was a corporate attorney at Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP. Margaret also serves on the board of Anjiro Initiative, a 501(c)(3) organization. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Economics from the University of California at Berkley and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
As Senior Vice President of Engineering, Gopi is responsible for all product development and delivery at Couchbase. He came to Couchbase from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he served as General Manager of Analytics and Observability. During his tenure at AWS, he oversaw the development of numerous cloud-native databases, notably AWS Redshift and Aurora, and was a founding member of the AWS Glue service and Cloudwatch Observability initiatives. Previously, Gopi held senior technical leadership positions at IBM and Informix, leading their flagship database offerings. Gopi holds a Master of Science degree in Data Science and Machine Learning from UC Berkeley, and Bachelors in Computer Science from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India.