10gen, the developer of the open source database MongoDB, has added five vice presidents to its management team: Ed Albanese, Joe Morrissey, Kurt Daniel, Matt Asay, and Ron Avnur. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is backed by more than $73 million in VC from New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Union Square Ventures.
10gen (the MongoDB company) today announced the addition of five vice presidents to its management team. The new executives bring significant experience in database, open source, cloud computing and big data technology from companies ranging from fast-growing startups to global technology giants. The new executives will leverage the recent venture capital investment to bolster product investment, customer success and market reach.
“Our recently expanded management team will help further 10gen’s leadership and momentum in the NoSQL database space and in the broader database market as we help redefine it,” said Max Schireson, president of 10gen. “This talented group of new executives will help us better support the significant and growing demand for MongoDB, the agile and scalable document-oriented database.”
The new executives include:
Ed Albanese, vice president of business development. Albanese has built, marketed and sold software for some of the fastest growing enterprise software companies. Most recently, Albanese was head of business development for Cloudera, leading the team that created the largest distribution channel and vendor ecosystem in the Big Data market. Prior to that, Albanese led product and go-to-market for multiple virtualization products at VMware, helping take the end user computing division from – $1M to +$100M in revenue. Albanese also worked at MRO Software (acquired by IBM), Microsoft and Keane Inc. At 10gen, Albanese is responsible for channels, alliances and OEM sales.
Joe Morrissey, vice president of EMEA. Morrissey brings 20 years of management experience in building and leading sales teams, development and growth of new vertical markets. Morrissey joins from Oracle where most recently he led MySQL sales across EMEA. Prior to Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems he served both as Senior Director of EMEA and Global telecoms sales. Previous to that, he conceived, built and led MySQL AB’s Telecoms vertical where as vice president of Global Telecoms he grew bookings from $3M to over $25M in under three years. At 10gen, Morrissey is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s growth and execution in EMEA.
Kurt Daniel, vice president of marketing and online services. Daniel was most recently chief operating officer at Worklight (acquired by IBM in 2012), a mobile application platform and tools software company. Prior to that, he was senior vice president leading marketing, business and corporate development and the online business unit for Parallels, a well-known virtualization and cloud software company. Daniel was also the lead product manager in the SQL Server team at Microsoft. At 10gen, Daniel is focusing on worldwide marketing as well as the online services business unit, which currently includes the MongoDB monitoring service (MMS).
Matt Asay, vice president of corporate strategy. Asay brings a unique blend of journalism, technology and open source startup experience. Most recently, he was senior vice president of business development at Nodeable, a provider of real-time data stream processing for big data applications, and before that at Strobe (acquired by Facebook). Asay was a columnist at CNET, The Register and GigaOM. Asay was chief operating officer at Canonical (the Ubuntu Linux company), ran the Americas for Alfresco, and founded the Open Source Business Conference. At 10gen, Asay is working on a mix of business development, evangelism and sales.
Ron Avnur, vice president of services and product management. Avnur has more than 15 years of experience in database and DBMS internals. Prior to 10gen, Avnur was the chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering at MarkLogic, a petabyte-scale database. Avnur was one of the first MarkLogic employees, serving as a senior engineer. He also held a variety of positions at Cohera, Business Layers and Informix. At 10gen, Avnur leads solution architecture, consulting, support and product management teams.
Earlier this year, 10gen appointed Martin Cooke as vice president of human resources, recruiting and training; and Andrew Erlichson as vice president of education.
About 10gen 10gen is the company behind MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database. MongoDB is the open-source, document-oriented database that is quickly reshaping the overall database market due to the popularity of its agile and scalable approach among developers and IT professionals for new applications in the cloud and beyond. 10gen leads MongoDB development, supports the global MongoDB community and provides commercial subscriptions, support, consulting and training plus a free, cloud-based MongoDB monitoring service called MMS.