MongoDB Hires Former Dell Executive Steve Su to Lead Rapid Expansion into Greater China
NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA – January 25, 2016 – MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, today announced the appointment of Steve Su as Area Vice President of the Greater China region, including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Formerly a country manager for Dell in Greater China, Mr. Su’s responsibilities will include building a high performance sales team and a broad network of channel partners across the region. He is based in China.
Mr. Su has more than 22 years of experience across several markets in the APAC region, including China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He has a proven track record of building and managing successful software businesses from the ground up.
“While there has been a lot of news recently about China and the turmoil in the capital markets, the Greater China region offers a massive opportunity for MongoDB. Steve brings deep knowledge of this market and a strong background in spearheading disruptive sales organizations,” said Dev Ittycheria, president & CEO of MongoDB. “With a results-driven leader like Steve at the helm, we are poised to continue our rapid growth in this region as the modern database leader.”
Adoption of Big Data and analytics in the Greater China region is accelerating faster than ever before, with the market in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) expected to reach $3.5B in 2018 according to IDC estimates for Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), or APEJ.
“Companies in the region are looking to next-generation database technologies on which to build modern applications to transform their businesses, as well as to derive meaningful insights from the huge amount of data being generated today,” said Mr. Su. “This is an exciting time to join MongoDB, as the company continues on an upward trajectory of growth worldwide and especially in this region.”
Prior to his leadership role at Dell, Su has built and led successful sales organizations in China for BMC Software, HP/Opsware and Parametric Technology Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and heat transfer from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.
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