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Couchbase Strengthens World-Class Executive Leadership Team as Company Continues on Accelerated Growth Path

 •  Mountain View, Calif.

Silicon Valley leaders Robin Schulman and Jessica Yuen join Couchbase as momentum behind Engagement Database technology increases

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — February 28, 2018 Couchbase, creator of the world’s first Engagement Database, today announced the further strengthening of its executive bench with the appointments of two strategic hires: Robin Schulman joins as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, and Jessica Yuen joins as Chief People Officer.


“The foundation of who Couchbase is, what we do, and how we succeed as a company is our world-class team,” said Matt Cain, President and CEO of Couchbase. “Our strength as a company is primarily a function of our people and our culture, and in our journey to become the next great enterprise software company, I’m excited that Robin and Jessica will be joining us to help make that happen. They are tremendous people, balanced executives, and proven leaders that will play critical roles in taking Couchbase to the next level.”


Robin Schulman joins Couchbase from New Relic, where she served as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. At New Relic she established, scaled, and managed the company’s legal, compliance, privacy, and corporate governance operations from scratch, through IPO, to the $4B profitable, public company it is today. Before that, she led the legal function for several of Adobe’s Marketing and Creative Cloud products, and prior to Adobe, she served as a Technology Transactions Attorney at Fenwick and West LLP. Robin has also taught intellectual property at the Santa Clara Law School and was named a Silicon Valley Business Journal 2017 Corporate Counsel of the Year.


Jessica Yuen comes to Couchbase from Gusto, where she served as Head of People and oversaw recruiting, HR, program operations, learning and development, office management and facilities while establishing an “employee-first” culture and growing the company from 40 to 450 employees. Prior to Gusto, she led strategy, product management, global partnerships, recruiting, and managed the 15,000 volunteer base at Khan Academy, growing the company from 5 to 150 employees while creating the foundation to grow the learner base from under 1M to more than 100M today. Previous to Khan Academy, Jessica held a variety of leadership roles across HR, recruiting, strategy, business development, operations, and product management at Yahoo! and McKinsey.  


About Couchbase, Inc.

Couchbase's mission is to be the data platform that revolutionizes digital innovation. To make this possible, Couchbase created the world's first Engagement Database. Built on the most powerful NoSQL technology, the Couchbase Data Platform includes open source Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile. The platform provides unmatched agility and manageability -- as well as unparalleled performance at any scale -- to deliver ever-richer and ever more personalized customer experiences. For more information, visit


Couchbase customers include industry leaders like Amadeus, AT&T, Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, Dixons Carphone, DreamWorks Animation, eBay, Marriott, Neiman Marcus, Rakuten/Viber, Tesco, Tommy Hilfiger, 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.


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