Couchbase Names Fidelma Butler Chief People Officer

Couchbase, Inc., a cloud database platform startup, has announced the appointment of Fidelma Butler as chief people officer. Butler will head the people function, which will be in line with the company’s values and operational goals.

Butler brings to Couchbase a lot of expertise in leadership, with a focus on scaling SaaS teams and developing award-winning corporate cultures. She joins Couchbase from Zendesk, where she most recently served as vice president of the personnel and organizational development team, where she oversaw the global organization development, engagement, acquisition, and learning teams. Butler began her career as a consultant in Accenture’s personnel management department, focusing on large-scale technological and business model changes, and then oversaw the people function for fintech firm Realex Payments.

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“We are thrilled to welcome Fidelma as Couchbase’s chief people officer,” said Matt Cain, chairperson, and 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.” At Couchbase, the foundation of what we do is our world-class team. 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.” 

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Butler will head a worldwide team responsible for business partnerships and operations, talent acquisition, employee experience and engagement, complete rewards, workspace, and implementing the organization’s future talent plan. She will be critical in building Couchbase’s culture with its scattered teams of great individuals.

“I am excited to be joining Couchbase as I strongly believe in the company’s values and mission,” added 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.” 

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