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Couchbase CEO Matt Cain Recognized on CRN’s List of Top 100 Executives

Annual List Recognizes Couchbase CEO as One of 2018’s 100 Most Important Executives in the IT Channel

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — August 1, 2018 — Couchbase, Inc., creator of the world’s first Engagement Database, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named CEO Matt Cain to its 2018 list of Top 100 Executives, specifically among the Top 25 Innovators. This annual list recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping today’s IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities or forging innovative routes to success.

As President and CEO, Cain plays an integral role in driving strong growth and momentum for Couchbase. After expanding its executive leadership team, launching PartnerEngage, and introducing world-class brands such as YapStone, SyncThink and Norwegian Cruise Lines to its customer base, Couchbase is paving the future of a $40+ billion database market by creating exceptional customer and employees experiences through Engagement Database technology like the Couchbase Data Platform. 

“Visionary and strategic leadership can make the difference between just surviving and actually excelling in this period of disruptive change for the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “In order for technology suppliers and solution providers to thrive and stay ahead of the competition, they need leaders who are able to envision both the future of the channel and the role their organization needs to play in order to create that reality. CRN’s 2018 Top 100 Executives embody these qualities. They are change agents who deliver unwavering guidance to their companies, always asking where are we headed and not being afraid to take the necessary steps to get there.”

“Matt’s leadership and positive influence is felt in the office day in and day out, and we’re thrilled that he has been honored as a Top 25 Innovator within CRN’s Top 100 Executives listing,” said Peter Finter, CMO at Couchbase. “He has led Couchbase through massive growth in the past year, and we look forward to his steadfast leadership and innovative vision as we continue our journey to revolutionize digital experiences for customers and employees.”

The Top 100 Executives list will be featured in the August 2018 issue of CRN and online at

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At Couchbase, we believe data is at the heart of the enterprise. We empower developers and architects to build, deploy, and run their most mission-critical applications. Couchbase delivers a high-performance, flexible, and scalable modern database that runs across the data center and any cloud. Many of the world’s largest enterprises rely on Couchbase to power the core applications their businesses depend on. For more information, visit

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