Former BMC & BladeLogic Sales Leader Will Be Responsible For Continuing MongoDB’s Remarkable Growth
NEW YORK, NY – February 11, 2018 – MongoDB, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDB), the leading modern, general purpose database platform, today announced Cedric Pech, who previously lead the company’s EMEA sales organization, is promoted to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).
Cedric joined the company to lead Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales in July 2017, and since that time has rapidly increased the size of the team, expanded into new markets, implemented a new process that has measurably increased sales productivity and has driven exceptional growth. In his new role, Cedric will be responsible for developing and executing MongoDB’s global sales strategy. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Cedric will report to Dev Ittycheria, President and Chief Executive Officer of MongoDB.
“There are three core elements to building a fast-growing and leading software company -- a big market, strong product-market fit, and a highly effective distribution channel. At MongoDB we have the benefit of pursuing one of the largest markets in enterprise software, massive adoption of MongoDB on a global scale, and a high-performance go-to-market organization that has delivered exceptional results,” said Dev Ittycheria. “I’ve had the privilege of working with some truly outstanding sales leaders, and Cedric is clearly one of them. He is a leader who has the experience, skills and vision to build a formidable sales organization to position MongoDB to continue its strong growth and extend its leadership position.”
With more than 20 years of sales leadership experience, Cedric has a track record of building high-performance sales organizations that deliver strong and consistent results. Prior to MongoDB, he led worldwide sales at Fuze, an enterprise global cloud communications and collaboration software platform. He has also held senior sales leadership roles for four different software companies, including three publicly traded companies -- BladeLogic, BMC, and BazaarVoice.
MongoDB has more than 8,300 customers and continues to experience rapid growth, particularly with MongoDB Atlas. In MongoDB’s Q3 results, Atlas made up 22% of total revenue, up more than 300% year-over-year.
Cedric Pech, Chief Revenue Officer of MongoDB, said, ”We are seeing tremendous adoption of MongoDB across all types of organizations and across nearly every industry and geography. The company has an amazing opportunity, supported by a fantastic executive team, talented leaders across the organization and outstanding products, to help customers innovate more quickly by using the power of MongoDB to transform their businesses. I am excited about the opportunity to help customers all around the world derive meaningful value from our products and guide the company to continued high growth.”
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 8,300 customers in over 100 countries. The MongoDB database platform has been downloaded over 45 million times and there have been more than one million MongoDB University registrations.
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