Board of Directors

  • Kevin P. Ryan

    Co-founder and Chairman, MongoDB

    Kevin P. Ryan is one of the leading Internet entrepreneurs in New York, having founded and is Chairman of several businesses, including MongoDB, Zola, Workframe and Nomad Health. Previously he founded and was Chairman of Business Insider and GILT. Previously, Kevin helped build DoubleClick from 1996 to 2005, first as President and later as CEO. He led DoubleClick's growth from a 20-person startup to a publicly traded global leader with over 1,500 employees. In 2013, Kevin was named one of “The 100 Most Influential New Yorkers of the Past 25 Years” by the Observer. Aside from his professional responsibilities, Kevin serves on the board of Yale Corporation, is Vice Chairman of The Partnership for New York City, Chairman of the Partnership for New York City’s Innovation Council, is a member of the CFR Committee on Foreign Affairs, is a Director for The Trust for Governors Island and is on the Board of TECH:NYC. He previously served on the boards of Human Rights Watch, INSEAD, the Direct Marketing Association, The Ad Council, HotJobs and the advisory board of Doctors Without Borders. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

  • Chip Hazard

    General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners

    Chip is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners whose investment interests and experience broadly cover companies and technologies in the information technology sector. He currently represents the firm on the boards of 1-800-FREE411 (Jingle Networks), MongoDB, First Best Systems, Infobright, Placemark, Reveal Imaging, and Sciformix and was previously a director at Bowstreet (acquired by IBM), mValent (acquired by Oracle) and SupplyScape (acquired by TraceLink). Before joining Flybridge in May 2002, Chip was a General Partner with Greylock Partners, a leading venture capital firm he joined in 1994. While at Greylock, Chip led or participated in numerous successful investments in the enterprise information technology field including Narrative Communications (acquired by @Home), Idiom Technologies (acquired by SDL), iPhrase Technologies (acquired by IBM), IBA (acquired by ServiceSoft/Kana), Storage Networks (IPO), Totality (acquired by MCI) and the Vincam Group (IPO in 1996, acquired by ADP). Prior to Greylock, he was with Company Assistance Limited, an investment and consulting firm in Warsaw Poland; and Bain and Company, an international management consulting firm. Chip received a BA with honors from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and a Ford Scholar.

  • Roelof Botha

    Partner, Sequoia Capital

    Roelof focuses on internet services and software investments at Sequoia Capital. He is currently a Director of Eventbrite, Evernote,, Jawbone, MongoDB, Natera, QuizUp, Square, Unity Technologies, Weebly, Whisper, and Xoom. He is also involved with Sequoia Capital portfolio companies including AssureRx. Previously, he was a Director of (GOOG), Insider Pages (IACI), Meebo (GOOG), TokBox (Telefonica Digital), Nimbula (ORCL), Tumblr (YHOO), and Cue (AAPL), and led Sequoia's investment in Instagram (FB). Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2003, Roelof served as the Chief Financial Officer of PayPal (EBAY), an online payments company. Earlier, he worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. Roelof is a certified actuary (Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries) and holds a BS in Actuarial Science, Economics and Statistics from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

  • Tom Killalea


    Tom Killalea has been an advisor to technology-driven companies since November 2014. Formerly at Amazon for 16 years, Tom was the Company’s first Chief Information Security Officer and led the infrastructure and distributed systems team, which later became a key part of the Amazon Web Services platform. While there, he also led the product development and engineering teams for the Kindle Content Ecosystem, where he advanced the Kindle reading experience by creating innovative features such as X-Ray and Popular Highlights, and built the Amazon Publishing technology platform. Tom is advising several private companies at present, including ORRECO, which provides bioinformatics to world class athletes; Profitero, which delivers global ecommerce intelligence for brands and retailers; and Satellogic, which is building commercial-grade, affordable earth observation. He holds a BS in Education from the National University of Ireland and a BS in Computer Science from Trinity College in Dublin.

  • John McMahon


    John McMahon serves as a board director to several enterprise software startups, including Sprinklr, Fuze, Snowflake, Cybereason, Skyport, and Sumo Logic. Previously at BMC, John was responsible for $1.4B in annual revenue. John joined BMC after the company acquired BladeLogic, where he was chief operating officer. He was instrumental in BladeLogic’s IPO and consistently grew revenues over 100 percent year-over-year. Prior to BladeLogic, John was at Ariba, where he also grew revenues 100 percent year-over-year; GeoTel, where the growth in network call routing software sales led to an acquisition by Cisco for $2B; and Parametric Technology Corporation, where revenues increased from $1M to $1.1B in just nine years.

    • Hope Cochran


      Hope is a Venture Partner at Madrona Venture Group with more than 20 years of financial and operating experience in the technology and telecom sectors. Recently, she served as CFO of gaming company King Digital where she helped lead the company’s IPO and subsequent acquisition by Activision. Hope currently serves on Hasbro's board of directors as the Audit Committee chair and has a wealth of experience as a financial expert with audit committees at both public and private companies. She has also held several roles in the software industry at Red Pepper Software Solutions and SkillsVillage, a company she founded. Both companies were acquired by PeopleSoft. Later, Hope served as the CFO at Clearwire Corporation, a telecommunications operator. Hope holds a BA in economics and music from Stanford University.

    • Eliot Horowitz

      Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

      Eliot Horowitz is the CTO and Co-Founder of MongoDB. He wrote the core code base for MongoDB starting in 2007, and subsequently built the engineering and product teams. Today, Eliot oversees those teams, and continues to drive technology innovations at MongoDB.

      Prior to MongoDB, Eliot co-founded and built ShopWiki, a groundbreaking online retail search engine. He built its technology, it's team, and presided over its private sale in 2010. Before that, Eliot was a software developer in the R&D group at DoubleClick.

      Eliot is on the board of the NY Tech Talent Pipeline. In 2015 was named to the Business Insider “Under 35 and Crushing it” list. He was also recently named to Crain's NY Business 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 list.

      Eliot received a B.S. in Computer Science from Brown University.

      • Dev Ittycheria

        President & Chief Executive Officer

        Dev joined MongoDB with a unique mix of entrepreneurial, operational and investing experience. Before MongoDB, Dev was a Managing Director at OpenView Venture Partners, and before that he was an investing partner at Greylock Partners. Previously, Dev was the founder/CEO of BladeLogic. He founded the company in 2001, took it public in 2007, and sold it to BMC Software in 2008 for approximately $900M. Dev then served as President of BMC Software, where he directly led a business with $1.4B in annual revenue and 4,000+ employees. Earlier in his career, Dev was founder/CEO of Applica, one of the first venture-backed cloud companies. He merged the business with Breakaway Solutions, and the combined company went public in 1999. Dev began his professional career in the telecom sector developing new broadband businesses. Dev also serves as an advisor and board member to a number of next-generation software companies and private equity firms. Dev received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, and was recognized by the School of Engineering as its 2010 Alumnus of the Year.