Founding and Executive Team

mLab was founded by a team of repeat entrepreneurs with over 50 years of combined experience in building enterprise software platforms.

  • Will Shulman LinkedIn
    CEO / Co-founder

    Will brings over 20 years of technology and entrepreneurial experience to mLab, having built innovative software platforms and products for a number of respected companies. Prior to mLab, Will was CTO and co-founder of Merced Systems, a high-growth enterprise analytics software company serving Global 2000 customers, acquired by NICE Systems for $170 million.

    Will has overseen mLab's growth to over half a million MongoDB cloud deployments across AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google, including high-profile customers like Turner, Lyft and Whole Foods Market.

    Will holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

  • Jared Cottrell LinkedIn
    CTO / Co-founder

    Jared is a serial startuper with 20 years of experience at all stages of the startup lifecycle. As one of the early hires at Scient, he helped companies across the world embrace emerging technologies. Then at Merced, he built the company's ETL tools from the ground up and scaled Merced's flagship product to deliver timely, personalized reports to over 800,000 users worldwide.

    Jared holds a S.B. and an M.Eng. in Computer Science from MIT.

  • Dane Iverson LinkedIn

    Dane is passionate about technology, working in finance and operations roles in technology companies for over 20 years. He most recently was Vice President in various roles at ed-tech provider Blackboard, and prior to that was CFO of Xythos Software.

    Dane holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Stanford University.

  • Angela Kung Shulman LinkedIn
    COO / Co-founder

    Angela is a lover of databases and creating tools for the enterprise. She started her career as a software engineer at Oracle and since then, has spent over ten years playing both client services and product management roles at various software companies, including Scient and Merced Systems.

    Angela holds an A.B. in Applied Mathematics for Computer Sciences from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.