Vice President of Sales for the Americas   |   UK/EU   |   24th October 2022

Kent Bateman joins Couchbase as VP of Sales for the Americas


Couchbase was founded in 2011 following the merger of Membase and CouchOne, Couchbase believe data is at the heart of the enterprise.

They empower developers and architects to build, deploy and run their most mission-critical applications. Couchbase delivers a high-performance, flexible and scalable modern database that runs across the data center and any cloud. Today nearly 700 companies use Couchbase, including more than 30% of the Fortune 100. In July 2021 Couchbase achieved its initial public offering. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Couchbase also has offices in Austin, San Francisco, Bangalore, London, Manchester, Munich, Paris, Tel Aviv and Singapore.

Kent joins Couchbase from Micro Focus where he spent two and a half years running Enterprise Sales in North America. Previously he had an exceptional career with BMC, spanning nearly ten years and resulting in him being AVP Sales in North America.

Commenting on the hire, Huw Owen, CRO at Couchbase stated “Having worked in partnership with Sebastian over many years, he played an integral role in filling another key crucial GTM role for Couchbase. His understanding of our business, deep industry knowledge, extensive network and diligence on cultural fit, he was able to present excellent candidates in tough market conditions. Candidate briefings, interaction with our executive team, management of the candidate pool and closing out the hiring process have been excellently managed with high professionalism. I have no hesitation in recommending Sebastian and the team at Renaissance”.

Sebastian Kayll stated “Kent has exceptional enterprise sales experience, coupled with superb sales, processes and methodologies. I believe him to be the ideal hire to scale Couchbase in North America through their next stage of growth”.

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