Fidelma Butler has been appointed as the new Chief People Officer of Couchbase, the cloud database platform company. Butler, who previously served as the Vice President of the Talent and Organizational Development team at Zendesk, will be responsible for leading the people function at Couchbase, focusing on scaling SaaS teams and building the company culture.
“I am excited to be joining Couchbase as I strongly believe in the company’s values and mission,” said Butler. “The database market is undergoing a once-in-a-generation shift and Couchbase has a unique opportunity to transform how organizations easily build modern applications. I look forward to supporting Couchbase’s employees and working with the executive team to further cultivate Couchbase’s fantastic, inclusive culture and impressive talent.”
Butler will be leading a global team at Couchbase that will include business partnering and operations, talent acquisition, employee experience and engagement, total rewards, and workplace. She will play a crucial role in strengthening Couchbase’s culture for its distributed teams made up of exceptional people.
“We are thrilled to welcome Fidelma as Couchbase’s chief people officer,” said Matt Cain, CEO of Couchbase. “She is an exceptional leader and has valuable experience scaling high-growth software companies as well as driving transformation across larger organizations. We foster an environment that enables employees to do the best and most fulfilling work, within a culture we believe in and care about deeply. We are excited to have Fidelma come in and take this to new heights as we enter our next phase of growth.”
Couchbase is one of the world's leading cloud database platforms and aims to simplify how developers and architects develop, deploy, and consume modern applications wherever they are. More than 30% of the Fortune 100 trust Couchbase to power their modern applications.