Leadership

Dev Ittycheria, President and CEO
Dev Ittycheria, President & CEO

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Dev Ittycheria has over two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and leader specializing in high-growth software companies. Currently, he is the President & CEO of MongoDB, where he led its IPO in 2017—the first public offering of a database company in over 26 years. Under Dev’s leadership, MongoDB has released innovative products such as Atlas, its global cloud database, acquired thousands of customers, rapidly expanded operations around the world, grown its business faster and delivered better financial performance than any comparable company in its sector. Dev currently serves as lead independent director of the board of directors of Datadog, Inc., a public software company, and serves on the board of directors of Altimeter Growth Corporation, a blank-check company formed by an affiliate of technology-focused investment firm Altimeter Capital Management, LP. Previously, Dev was Managing Director at OpenView Venture Partners, Venture Partner at Greylock Partners, and CEO/Co-founder of BladeLogic, which was acquired by BMC for $900 million. Following the acquisition he served as President of BMC. Dev founded his first technology company in 1998, and his leadership and board roles have resulted in 5 IPOs and 2 significant acquisitions. Dev graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, was honored with the Medal of Excellence and was recognized by the School of Engineering as its 2010 Alumnus of the Year.

Michael Gordon, COO & CFO
Michael Gordon, COO & CFO

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Michael brought more than 25 years of financial management and business experience to his roles as COO and CFO of MongoDB. Michael has a strong background in finance, strategy and business operations and a track record of helping high growth companies scale successfully. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Yodle, where he was responsible for the strategic and operational management of all aspects of finance and business operations, business development, reseller programs, corporate development and legal affairs. Prior to Yodle, Michael was a Managing Director in the Media and Telecom investment banking group at Merrill Lynch, where he helped raise over $20 billion in capital for clients, including many initial public offerings, and advised clients on over $50 billion in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Michael worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble. Michael is a member of the CNBC Global CFO Council, serves on the Tech:NYC Leadership Council, and is an advisor/board member to entrepreneurial and high growth companies. He was named to the 2016-2017 class of David Rockefeller Fellows. Michael serves on the board of directors of UiPath, a public enterprise automation software company, and Share Our Strength, one of the nation's leading anti-hunger organizations. Michael received an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Mark Porter, Chief Technology Officer
Mark Porter, Chief Technology Officer

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Mark Porter is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of MongoDB, where he is responsible for crafting the long-term technology roadmap and vision for the company. Prior to MongoDB, Mark was CTO of Core Technology and Transport at Grab, Southeast Asia's super app that provides everyday services such as ride-hailing, food, package, grocery delivery, mobile payments and financial services to millions of people, from October 2018 to July 2020. Previously, Mark was a General Manager at Amazon Web Services, from May 2013 to October 2018, where he led the Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Aurora and RDS for PostgreSQL, the AWS Database Migration Service, and the AWS Schema Conversion Tool. Prior to Amazon, Mark held various roles including CTO of a division of NewsCorp and Vice President of Engineering at Oracle Corporation, as well as working at NASA/JPL and being an early member of the Oracle Database Kernel group. He has been professionally coding since he was 16 years old and founded and ran his own electronics services integration company. Mark previously served on the Board of Directors of MongoDB from February 2020 to July 2020. He also served on the Board of Directors of Splyt, a global mobility company, and as a Board Advisor to MariaDB, a database company. He holds a BS in Engineering and Applied Science from Caltech.

Sahir Azam, SVP, Cloud Products & GTM
Sahir Azam, Chief Product Officer

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Sahir is responsible for product management, growth marketing/operations, and GTM strategy across the MongoDB portfolio. He joined MongoDB in 2016 as SVP, Cloud Products & GTM to lead MongoDB's Cloud Products and Go-to-Market Strategy ahead of the launch of Atlas and helped grow the cloud business from zero to over $150 million annually. Sahir joined MongoDB from Sumo Logic, a SaaS machine-data analytics company, where he managed platform, pricing, packaging and technology partnerships. Before Sumo Logic, Sahir was the Director of Cloud Management Strategy & Evangelism at VMware where he launched VMware's first organically developed SaaS management product and helped grow the management tools business to over $1B in revenue. Earlier in his career, Sahir held a variety of technical and sales-focused roles at DynamicOps, BMC Software, and BladeLogic.

Peder Ulander, CMO
Peder Ulander, CMO

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Peder Ulander is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of MongoDB, where he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s marketing efforts, including marketing strategy and operations, demand and field marketing, digital and growth marketing, corporate communications, brand and content marketing, and product marketing. Prior to MongoDB, Peder was the Director of Enterprise and Developer Solutions Marketing at Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he led the company’s marketing efforts to increase awareness, engagement, and customer success in the areas of enterprise migration and modern application development. In addition to his product priorities, Peder was also responsible for driving Amazon’s open-source marketing and community engagement, helping foster better relationships and support of key open-source projects and vendors. Prior to AWS, Peder had built an outstanding track record for building strong global product and marketing strategies that deliver superior results during market transitions. He’s always been fascinated by what comes next and has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology. In the early days of cloud computing, Peder was responsible for defining and launching the cloud.com brand, leading the company’s marketing strategy from initial public launch to the acquisition by Citrix. With over five exits from four startups under his marketing lead, Peder has had a successful run working with some of the world’s most innovative startups as well as held executive positions with established global players like Sun Microsystems, Citrix, and Cisco.

Cedric Pech, CRO
Cedric Pech, CRO

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Cedric joined MongoDB with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the software industry, and with a proven track record of building high performance sales organizations. He joined MongoDB first to lead EMEA sales in July 2017 and was promoted to the Chief Revenue Officer role in February 2019. In the time since joining, Cedric has rapidly increased the size of the team, expanded sales into new markets, and implemented a new process to increase sales productivity and drive exceptional growth. Prior to MongoDB, he was Senior VP of worldwide sales at Fuze, an enterprise global cloud communications and collaboration software platform, and the VP of sales or EMEA GM for four software companies, including publicly traded companies BladeLogic, BMC software, and BazaarVoice. Cedric completed his Class Préparatoire at Lycée Bois Fleury Grenoble and received his M.B.A. from Montpellier Business School.

Harsha Jalihal, Chief People Officer
Harsha Jalihal, Chief People Officer

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Harsha brings more than 20 years of experience in a broad range of HR and business roles to her role as Chief People Officer at MongoDB. Most recently she was the Vice President of HR at Unilever, responsible for delivering the end-to-end HR strategy and operations for the U.S. business, and co-creating Unilever's strategy to build a sustainable future of work across its multinational business while being on a part-time secondment to the World Economic Forum. She started her career as a business development associate with a software company before finding her calling as an HR business partner at Cognizant Technology Solutions in 2004. She spent 10 years at Cognizant, helping the company through its hyper-growth phase, and laying the early foundations of their talent acquisition, talent management, reward management, employee relations practices. Harsha is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council for the New Education & Work Agenda, sits on the advisory board of the HRD Summit, and was recently recognized as Crain's New York Notable Women of Talent for 2020.

Lena Smart, Chief Information Security Officer
Lena Smart, Chief Information Security Officer

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Lena joined MongoDB with more than 20 years of cyber security experience. Before joining MongoDB, she was the Global Chief Information Security Officer for the international fintech company, Tradeweb, where she was responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity. She also served as CIO and Chief Security Officer for the New York Power Authority, the largest state power organization in the country. Lena is a founding member of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan, formerly the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which allows security leaders in academia and the private sector to collaborate on tackling the most challenging security issues.

Cailin Nelson, SVP, Engineering, Cloud
Cailin Nelson, EVP, Engineering, Cloud

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Cailin is the EVP of Cloud Engineering ​at MongoDB, and leads the development of MongoDB Atlas, Cloud Manager, Ops Manager and Stitch. Prior to joining MongoDB, Cailin led the engineering team at a variety of organizations including SquareTrade, Kiva.org and Turntable.fm. She received her PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and her A.B. in Physics from Dartmouth College.

Dan Pasette, SVP, Core Engineering
Dan Pasette, EVP, Core Engineering

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Dan Pasette is the EVP of Core Engineering and oversees the core server, drivers, and integrations at MongoDB. Prior to joining MongoDB, Dan worked in a variety of engineering leadership roles at the intersection of technology and media at LimeWire, MTV Networks, Sonicnet, iXL and INSO. Dan received a degree in Computer Science from Brown University.

Ronnen Miller, SVP, Global Technical Services
Ronnen Miller, SVP, Global Technical Services

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Ronnen joined MongoDB with over a decade of post-sales services experience. He is responsible for Technical Services at MongoDB, encompassing technical support and proactive services. Previously, Ronnen was the Head of Customer Integrations at BloomReach, a big data e-commerce marketing software company, where he was responsible for handling customer integration and support globally. Prior, Ronnen was the Director of the Performance Engineering team and Director of Global Support at MarkLogic. He has also held professional services roles at Versatile Systems and Computer Sciences Corporation. Ronnen received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Alan Chhabra, SVP, WW Partners and APAC Sales
Alan Chhabra, SVP, WW Partners and APAC Sales

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Alan Chhabra is responsible for Worldwide Partners and APAC Sales at MongoDB. Before joining MongoDB, Alan was responsible for WW Cloud & Data Center Automation Sales at BMC Software, where he managed $200M annual revenue business unit that touched over 1000 customers. Alan has also held senior sales, services, engineering & IT positions at Egenera (a cloud pioneer), Ernst & Young consulting, and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. Alan is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering and his Masters in aerospace engineering.

Andrew Stephens, General Counsel
Andrew Stephens, General Counsel

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Andrew joined MongoDB as a seasoned technology executive advising growing technology companies in all aspects of their business. He has extensive in-house and law firm experience, and has helped scale the legal departments for several technology companies. Prior to joining MongoDB, Andrew was the Managing Counsel at LinkedIn where he focused on technology transactions, including negotiating LinkedIn's strategic partnerships and revenue generating contracts. He was the second lawyer hired and guided LinkedIn through its hyper-growth phase and successful IPO. Before LinkedIn, Andrew was the Assistant General Counsel at Logitech after advising them as outside counsel while working at Wilson Sonsini. Andrew started his legal career at Lawson Lundell in Vancouver, Canada.