Heasman brings more than 20 years of people and culture experience to lead the People Team as MongoDB continues its rapid global expansion
New York City, New York – September 28 , 2017 – MongoDB Inc., the leading modern, general purpose database platform, today announced the appointment of Dan Heasman as Chief People Officer.
Heasman joins MongoDB with more than 20 years of culture and HR leadership working with some of the largest companies in the world such as Coca Cola, Illumina and Pfizer. As a founding partner of The Rise Group, a leadership consulting firm, Heasman worked closely with the MongoDB leadership team for the last two and half years to develop and establish several initiatives that were critical to the company’s cultural identity including the MongoDB Core Values, mission statement and leadership development program. Now, as a member of the leadership team, Heasman will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of MongoDB’s talent management programs and policies to ensure that MongoDB’s culture seamlessly scales as the company grows, continues to attract the very best people in the software industry and develops the next set of leaders to drive future growth.
“Culture, which is something we take very seriously at MongoDB, is all about defining who you are and who you aspire to be as a company,” said Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO, MongoDB. “We are very fortunate to welcome Dan to MongoDB as he brings a unique set of skills and experiences around people and culture. Dan will work closely with the leadership team to make sure our culture, including our leadership development program, is a real competitive advantage for the company.”
Prior to MongoDB, Heasman spent more than four years with The Rise Group and more than eight years at ?What If! Innovation, a global consultancy firm, where he specialized in advising market-leading companies on how best to sustain and grow an innovative culture as their organizations transformed in size.
“I’ve had a front row seat over the last two and half years to see how Dev and the leadership team have rapidly grown the business. Through that experience, it is abundantly clear that there is nothing more important to this team than culture and leadership development.” said Dan Heasman, Chief People Officer, MongoDB. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help MongoDB achieve its strategic goals by ensuring our culture and people are the special ingredients to make that actually happen.”
Dan Heasman is based out of MongoDB’s headquarters in New York City and will report to Dev Ittycheria.
MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose database platform, designed to unleash the power of software and data for developers and the applications they build. Headquartered in New York, MongoDB has more than 4,300 customers in over 85 countries, including more than half of the global Fortune 100. The MongoDB database platform has been downloaded over 30 million times and there have been more than 700,000 MongoDB University registrations.