Couchbase, Inc. today announced that Jeff Epstein has joined its board of directors as an independent board member. Epstein, former chief financial officer (CFO) of Oracle Corporation, has decades of experience leading financial operations at several of the biggest companies in the world. His background in the database market and management experience at large publicly traded companies as well as pre-IPO start-ups make him an ideal advisor to foster Couchbase’s rapidly growing business.
“Jeff Epstein joins Couchbase as our second independent board director. This appointment is another important step in on our journey to build a large, sustainable business that is a leader in the database industry,” said Bob Wiederhold, Couchbase CEO. “Jeff’s experience in building global businesses will be instrumental to helping Couchbase establish leadership in the $35 billion database market.”
Epstein has an impressive track record of growing global businesses. In addition to serving as the CFO of Oracle, one of the world’s largest and most profitable technology companies, he has been the CFO of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick (sold to Google), King World Productions (sold to CBS), and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group.
“Couchbase has an opportunity to build a multi-billion dollar business. There is a massive technology shift happening as enterprises around the world deploy new applications that are built on modern, faster, more flexible NoSQL databases,” said Epstein. “Couchbase is quickly emerging as the database of choice for these mission critical Web, mobile and IoT applications. I am thrilled to be part of the team that will guide and grow Couchbase as it continues to build leadership in the database market.”
Epstein is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and a Lecturer at Stanford University. Epstein also serves on the boards of directors of Kaiser Permanente, The Priceline Group, Shutterstock, Global Eagle Entertainment and several private companies.
Epstein holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a B.A. from Yale College, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.