Press Release

Couchbase Welcomes Tech Industry Veteran, David Scott, to Its Board of Directors

October 02, 2018
As former CEO of 3PAR and member of multiple Boards of Directors, Scott brings extensive private and public market experience to Couchbase

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – October 2, 2018--Couchbase, Inc. today announced that David Scott has joined its board of directors as an Independent Board Member. Scott brings decades of experience leading both emerging and established companies-- from president and CEO roles through various Board chair positions. His background in creating world-class enterprise technology companies within hypergrowth markets coupled with his extensive experience scaling innovative and multi-billion dollar enterprise businesses makes him an ideal Board Member for Couchbase.


Scott brings more than 35 years of experience in the enterprise IT infrastructure industry to the Couchbase board, where he joins Matt Cain, President and CEO of Couchbase, Kevin Efrusy of Accel Partners, Rob Rueckert of Sorenson Capital, Paul Santinelli of North Bridge Venture Partners, Robin Vasan of Mayfield Fund, and Independent Board Member, Jeff Epstein.


From 2001 to 2010, Scott served as President and Chief Executive Officer of 3PAR, Inc., a data storage company that created and defined the market for utility storage designed for service provider IT models. While President and CEO of 3PAR, Scott oversaw the company’s evolution from a venture backed private company to being publically listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2007, then finally through its acquisition by HP in 2010 for $2.5 billion. Scott spent the next five years as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the global HP Storage business before focusing on Board work. He previously served on the Boards of Veritas and AppDynamics, and is currently a Board Director at OverOps, Token, Nebulon, and AntemetA.

“David combines world-class experience in building multi-billion dollar companies with a unique ability to identify and align with winning companies in the right space at the right time,” said Matt Cain, President and CEO, Couchbase. “The expertise he's amassed from leading companies through times of rapid growth and market transitions at data-focused companies is a great fit for Couchbase as we continue to expand our reach among enterprises around the world. We are thrilled to welcome him to our Board."

“Couchbase is in a unique position within the multi-billion dollar database industry to create seemingly endless opportunities for the massively-interactive enterprise,”  said Scott. “As the shift to deploy new applications that are built on modern, faster, more flexible NoSQL databases continues, Couchbase continues to be the database of choice for the most customer-focused brands today. It’s an exciting time to be part of the team that will guide Couchbase as it continues to innovate and grow.”


Couchbase today also announced the departure of Bob Wiederhold, Executive Chairman and former President and CEO, from its Board of Directors. “We would like to thank Bob for his leadership and contributions as Executive Chairman of the Board for the past year and a half, as well as the seven years prior as Couchbase’s President and CEO. Couchbase would not be the company it is without all that Bob has done, and we’ve learned an incredible amount from him.  We wish him the best,” Cain continued.


About Couchbase

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 to help deliver ever-richer and ever more personalized customer and employee experiences. Built with the most powerful NoSQL technology, the Couchbase Data Platform was architected on top of an open source foundation for the massively interactive enterprise. Our geo-distributed Engagement Database provides unmatched developer agility and manageability, as well as unparalleled performance at any scale, from any cloud to the edge.

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