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. 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 4 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 one of its "2010 Alumnus of the Year."

Eliot Horowitz, CTO & Co-Founder
Eliot Horowitz, CTO & Co-Founder

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Eliot Horowitz is the CTO and Co-Founder of MongoDB. He wrote the core code base for MongoDB starting in 2007, and subsequently built the engineering and product teams. Today, Eliot oversees those teams, and continues to drive technology innovations at MongoDB. Prior to MongoDB, Eliot co-founded and built ShopWiki, a groundbreaking online retail search engine. He built its technology, it's team, and presided over its private sale in 2010. Before that, Eliot was a software developer in the R&D group at DoubleClick. Eliot is on the board of the NY Tech Talent Pipeline. In 2006, he was selected as one of BusinessWeek's Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under Age 25, and in 2015 was named to the Business Insider “Under 35 and Crushing it” list. He was also recently named to Crain's NY Business 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 list. Eliot received a B.S. in Computer Science from Brown University.

Dwight Merriman, Co-Founder
Dwight Merriman, Co-Founder

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Dwight is one of the original authors of MongoDB, the open-source document database. In 1995, he co-founded DoubleClick (acquired by Google for $3.1 billion) and served as Chief Technology Officer for 10 years. Dwight was the architect of the DoubleClick ad serving infrastructure, DART, which serves tens of billions of ads per day. Earlier he was Co-Founder, Chairman, and the original architect of Panther Express (merged with CDNetworks), a content distribution network (CDN) technology. Dwight is also a Co-Founder of, and investor in, Business Insider and Gilt Groupe.

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

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Michael brought more than 20 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, and is on the Board of Directors of 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.

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.

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, where she was responsible for physical and cyber security. She also has previously served as a Sector Chief with FBI InfraGard. Lena is a founding partner 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.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.

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.

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.

Richard Kreuter, SVP, Field Engineering
Richard Kreuter, SVP, Field Engineering

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Richard leads MongoDB's Pre-Sales, Professional Services, and Customer Success teams. Having joined MongoDB in 2010 as a member of the core database engineering team, he built MongoDB’s global consulting practice, then went on to develop the Customer Success and Pre-Sales organizations who work with MongoDB’s customers throughout their journey. Richard’s teams have helped thousands of customers optimize MongoDB for scale and performance. His engineering experience prior to MongoDB includes a stint at ITA Software (acquired by Google) as well various other software development roles in bioinformatics, open source, web development, and operating systems.

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

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Cailin is the SVP 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, SVP, Core Engineering

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Dan Pasette is the SVP 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.

Sahir Azam, SVP, Cloud Products & GTM
Sahir Azam, SVP, Cloud Products & GTM

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Sahir is responsible for MongoDB's Cloud Products and Go-to-Market Strategy. He joined MongoDB from Sumo Logic, a SaaS machine-data analytics company, where he managed platform, pricing, packaging and technology partnerships. Prior to 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.

Jason Buss, VP, Talent Acquisition
Jason Buss, VP, Talent Acquisition

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Jason brought more than 20 years of global human resources and recruiting experience in high growth companies to his role as VP, Talent Acquisition at MongoDB. He has been named the #1 Most Influential Online Recruiter by HR Examiner, a Top 50 HR Influencer by SAP and a Top 100 Most Social HR Experts by the Huffington Post. Prior to joining MongoDB, Jason was the head of talent acquisition and chief diversity officer for New Relic and the head of talent acquisition for TriNet and VP of Talent Acquisition and Diversity for Ameriprise Financial. Jason is also the founder of the Recruiters Network, creator and editor of the blog TalentHQ, and has authored and published content in a variety of media outlets.

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.