10gen, the company behind MongoDB, the NoSQL database used by companies from Craigslist to Foursquare to Disney (s dis) to Thrillist, is adding some serious enterprise and open-source software talent to its executive roster to help build momentum worldwide.
The new faces include Ed Albanese, who headed business development for super-hot Hadoop startup Cloudera and is now VP of business development for 10gen. Albanese also spent time at VMware(s vmw), Microsoft(s msft) and Keane.
In addition, Matt Asay, who’s done stints at Nodeable, Alfresco and Canonical (and has contributed to GigaOM), is 10gen’s new VP of corporate strategy.
Also new to 10gen is Ron Avnur, formerly of MarkLogic, who is now VP of services and product management. Kurt Daniel, formerly of Worklight(s ibm), is VP of marketing and online services and Joe Morrissey, a veteran of MySQL and Oracle(s orcl), is VP of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
In a statement, 10gen president Max Schireson said the expanded team will help the company accelerate MongoDB momentum both in the NoSQL and broader database market.