SOURCE: 10gen


March 02, 2011 13:42 ET

10gen Announces Hiring of Ben Sabrin as Vice President of North American Sales

MongoDB Sponsor Continues to Expand Executive Team

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - 10gen, the company that develops and supports the open source database MongoDB, today announced the hiring of Ben Sabrin as Vice President of North American Sales. In addition, Roger Bodamer was promoted to Executive Vice President, Products and Engineering.

"From his experiences at JBoss, Ben brings expertise in sales and marketing of open source software," said Dwight Merriman, co-founder and CEO of 10gen. "Coupled with Roger's background working on enterprise database products at Oracle, we have solidified an excellent management team to scale this company."

Prior to 10gen, Sabrin provided consulting services to Appcelerator, helping them to form their executive team, acquire venture capital, and to generate a positive buzz in their space. He was also previously Vice President of Sales, Americas for open source pioneer JBoss, Inc. Sabrin had the distinction of being the company's first non-founding employee. He was a significant factor in JBoss' success and helped drive average annual revenue growth of more than 150 percent during his tenure. Additionally, Sabrin was instrumental in building the technical and management teams at JBoss, as well as orchestrating and defining open source acquisitions such as Hibernate, JGroup and JBPM. Prior to his tenure at JBoss, Sabrin was a Recruiter at Pencom Systems, an IT consulting and recruiting firm. In 1997, he helped to establish the Atlanta Java User Group. Sabrin is a graduate of Indiana University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a Marketing focus. 

"The energy and vision of the 10gen team and MongoDB community caught my attention," said Sabrin. "It is clear that MongoDB is the leading database in the NoSQL movement, and I am honored to be a part of the team and community."

MongoDB is an open source, high performance, non-relational database. It is the leading technology in the NoSQL space, with downloads exceeding 100,000/month. Fortune 500 companies as well as internet companies like foursquare,, IGN, and SourceForge use MongoDB to deliver innovative large-scale applications.

About 10gen
10gen develops MongoDB, and offers production support, training, and consulting for the database. The focus of the MongoDB project is to combine the best traits of the non-relational or "NoSQL" model, including high scalability, performance, and ease of development, with important features common in traditional databases, such as dynamic queries and indexes. 10gen is funded by Flybridge Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Union Square Ventures. For more information, visit or

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