Brings Extensive Experience in Leading Global Growth
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (September 21, 2016) - Couchbase, a leader in database solutions for the digital economy, announced today the appointment of Narayan Sundareswaran as Vice President of Business Development. Sundareswaran has more than 30 years of experience leading global growth and business development strategies within the technology industry, including time at SAP and recently, DataStax.
“Couchbase is in an exciting period of growth and momentum and we are thrilled to have Narayan joining to help us enable further expansion,” said Bob Wiederhold, Couchbase CEO. “His expertise as a leader of growth will be instrumental for Couchbase as we continue to support a growing list of global Fortune 500 enterprises in the digital economy.”
Sundareswaran led DataStax’s technology partnerships and global business development and expanded the company’s ecosystem across web, mobile, cloud and IoT use cases. Prior to DataStax, Sundareswaran held various executive roles, culminating as a Global Vice President at the Office of the CTO at SAP. In these roles, he guided Fortune 1000 customers through their Digital Transformation journey with new product development and strategic technology programs, while driving global adoption of emerging and innovative technology offerings.
“Couchbase’s technology is truly unmatched and is enabling some of the world’s largest enterprises to build next generation applications for the digital economy,” said Sundareswaran. “I am looking forward to continuing the great momentum Couchbase has seen and opening new opportunities for the company as it looks to power the critical applications of the future.”
Sundareswaran provides thought leadership at industry events as an expert who has lead transformations at companies both large and small. He shares guidance on achieving inorganic growth through large deals, completing strategic acquisitions, developing strategic partnerships and investments, and by defining and building out new business models and strategies for go-to-market success.
Couchbase delivers the database for the Digital Economy. Developers around the world choose Couchbase for its advantages in data model flexibility, elastic scalability, performance, and 24x365 availability to build enterprise web, mobile, and IoT applications. The Couchbase platform includes Couchbase, Couchbase Lite - the first mobile NoSQL database - and Couchbase Sync Gateway. Couchbase is designed for global deployments, with configurable cross datacenter replication to increase data locality and availability. All Couchbase products are open source projects.
Couchbase customers include industry leaders like AOL, Amadeus, AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, Dixons, eBay, General Electric, Marriott, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, PayPal, Ryanair, Rakuten / Viber, Tesco, Verizon, Wells Fargo, as well as hundreds of other household names.
Couchbase investors include Accel Partners, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, North Bridge Venture Partners, Sorenson Capital, and WestSummit Capital.
Kiley Nichols, MSLGROUP