Charles Carmel and Shawn Douglass Expand the Leadership of the Premier Scale-out Relational Database Company
San Francisco – Sep 9, 2015 – Clustrix, provider of the first scale-out relational database designed to meet the high-volume online transaction needs of e-commerce and other web applications, today announced the appointment of Charles Carmel and Shawn Douglass to the company’s board.
Charles Carmel brings to the Clustrix board nearly 20 years experience in private equity, venture capital, corporate development and investment banking, with a deep expertise in enterprise IT and communications technology software, infrastructure and services. Carmel was most recently a partner and managing director at Warburg Pincus. Prior to Warburg, Carmel spent 10 years at Cisco where he led worldwide acquisition and venture capital strategy and earlier in his career he worked as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs.
Carmel is impressed with the Clustrix’s disruptive technology and has been following the company’s progress for several years. He now looks forward to adding his perspective to Clustrix’s leadership over the company’s next phases of growth.
Shawn Douglass brings to the Clustrix board two decades of experience as an executive, board member, investor and adviser. A strategist with a strong technical and operations background who is well connected and has done game changing deals with some of the biggest tech players on the planet. Shawn has been a key player in acquisitions on both the buy and sell side and have been involved in building businesses in hybrid-cloud, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, DevOps, enterprise software and security. Prior his role as CTO at a leading Hybrid cloud Management company acquired by CSC, he was Managing director at EMC Ventures where he drove strategic investments in cloud, big data/analytics, software defined data center and security.
As an entrepreneur and C-level executive at several successful startups, Douglass finds both the strategic and technical differentiation offered by Clustrix’s products attractive, such as the unique ability to scale both ‘reads’ and ‘writes’ and to deploy in any cloud or data center.
Mike Azevedo, CEO of Clustrix, commented, “Carmel and Douglass are both experts in the space we occupy and are passionate about the value of the differentiating factors of our technology. They will be highly valuable in putting our technology in a broader context and offering more strategic leadership.”