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Couchbase Deepens Investments in European Market With New Vice President and Expanded Office Space

To support its continued growth in Europe, Couchbase appoints a new Vice President for the region and increases its footprint and headcount at the Manchester base in the UK

Manchester, UK – 3 April 2023 – Couchbase, Inc. (NASDAQ: BASE), the cloud database platform company, today underlined its continued support for organisations across Europe by announcing Robert Ekstrom as Vice President, Europe. In this role, Ekstrom will be responsible for sales growth and revenue generation across the region.

Ekstrom brings more than 20 years of global experience to the role and will closely support customers as they innovate their modern applications. He specialises in driving commercial success across the key sales-supporting areas of businesses and heading up key regional divisions. Ekstrom joins from integration service provider Workato and previously held senior roles at ServiceNow and Dell EMC.

Couchbase is also expanding its commitment in the region by growing its Manchester-based facility to provide more support for global customers. The Manchester workspace now totals over 10,000 square feet. And over the last year, Couchbase has grown headcount in the UK by more than 30%, with over 50% based at the Manchester office including core teams across engineering, support, business development, product management and more.

“The pressure on organisations throughout Europe to continuously innovate with modern applications and support digital transformation journeys for their customers will not subside any time soon,” comments Huw Owen, Chief Revenue Officer at Couchbase, who is based in the UK. “I’m thrilled that with our new vice president for the region, Robert, and a deeper investment in Manchester, Couchbase is primed to provide even more innovation and support for customers.”

“Robert’s vision for the European market, alongside his expertise and regional knowledge, makes him an ideal fit for Couchbase,” adds Owen.

“I’m excited to join Couchbase and support some of the world’s leading companies with our Couchbase Capella™ Database-as-a-Service,” comments Ekstrom. “The requirement for powerful and cost-efficient databases has never been more prominent. As more organisations look for cloud-based, managed services, Couchbase is well positioned to deliver this next phase of implementation.”

The expanded Manchester base also benefits from recently recruited roles across research and development, as well as technical support. “We’ve been lucky enough to be closely linked with Manchester for almost 10 years, and I’m delighted that we will continue to build on this by expanding office space in the city,” adds Owen.

Couchbase is hiring. To join the company’s world-class team, please check out available positions here.

Additional Resources

  • Read more about how customers are modernising with Couchbase here.
  • For more information about Couchbase Capella DBaaS and to start a free trial, please visit this page.
  • Developers can learn more about how to build modern applications with Capella here.

About Couchbase

Modern customer experiences need a flexible database platform that can power applications spanning from cloud to edge and everything in between. Couchbase’s mission is to simplify how developers and architects develop, deploy and consume modern applications wherever they are. We have reimagined the database with our fast, flexible and affordable cloud database platform Capella, allowing organizations to quickly build applications that deliver premium experiences to their customers – all with best-in-class price performance. More than 30% of the Fortune 100 trust Couchbase to power their modern applications. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @couchbase.

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