VP EMEA   |   UK/EU   |   1st February 2023

Robert Ekstrom joins Couchbase as VP EMEA


Couchbase is a leading NoSQL cloud database company that enables leading enterprise businesses to develop, deploy and consume modern applications.

They are at the heart of digital transformation and site over 30% of the Fortune 100 as customers that trust them to power their modern applications.

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.

Robert has over 20 years’ experience running commercial operations in the infrastructure segment. He joins Couchbase from Workato where he recently led the EMEA organisation and managed to triple revenues over the last 12 months. Prior to this, he ran Blue Prism in Europe, up to the point they were acquired and in this role he held revenue responsibility for over $100M. Earlier in his career he had leadership roles in ServiceNow and EMC.

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 “We are absolutely delighted on the hire of Robert Ekstrom. He is a truly international European leader and I feel as a Swedish national, based in Germany, he will enable Couchbase to scale successfully across the EMEA region".

For more information, please visit www.couchbase.com


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