MongoDB Expands its Board of Directors with the Appointment of Software Veteran John McMahon

NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA – October 19, 2016 – MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, today announced that John McMahon has joined the company’s Board of Directors. McMahon is one of the most respected executives in the software industry and has held executive positions at several companies, including BMC Software, BladeLogic, Ariba, Cisco (GeoTel) and Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC).

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Mr. McMahon’s career in the enterprise software sector has spanned leadership roles in sales, professional services, customer service and marketing at public as well as venture-backed, high-growth software companies. Currently, McMahon serves as a board director to several enterprise software startups, including Sprinklr, Fuze, Snowflake, Cybereason, Skyport and Sumo Logic.

“John has held senior executive roles at five public software companies and is recognized as one of the most successful go-to-market leaders in the software industry. He brings deep operational experience as well as extensive board experience to help grow MongoDB to its full potential,” said Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO of MongoDB. “As we continue to rapidly scale our business, his advice on leadership, go-to-market and operational excellence will be incredibly important.”

Previously at BMC, McMahon was responsible for $1.4B in annual revenue. McMahon joined BMC after the company acquired BladeLogic, where he was chief operating officer. He was instrumental in BladeLogic’s IPO and consistently grew revenues over 100 percent year-over-year. Prior to BladeLogic, McMahon was at Ariba, where he also grew revenues 100 percent year-over-year; GeoTel, where the growth in network call routing software sales led to an acquisition by Cisco for $2B; and PTC, where revenues increased from $1M to $1.1B in just nine years.

“As we enter the software-defined economy, where software enables a competitive advantage for nearly every business, MongoDB has a tremendous opportunity to capture a significant part of a massive $36B database market,” said McMahon. “MongoDB is already being used for mission-critical applications by businesses across nearly every industry. With the strong adoption of MongoDB among developers in almost every corner of the world, MongoDB is quickly becoming the database of choice for most organizations. I am excited to be part of a special company that has an opportunity to disrupt a huge market.”

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