Pior to 10gen, Ben provided consulting services to Appcelerator, helping them to form their executive team, acquire venture capital, and to generate a positive buzz in their space. Sabrin was previously Vice President of Sales, Americas for open source pioneer JBoss, Inc. Sabrin had the distinction of being the company's first non-founding employee. He was a significant factor in JBoss'success and helped drive average annual revenue growth of more than 150 percent during his tenure. Additionally, Sabrin was instrumental in building the technical and management teams at JBoss, as well as orchestrating and defining open source acquisitions such as Hibernate, JGroup and JBPM. In 1997, he helped to establish the Atlanta Java User Group. Sabrin is a graduate of Indiana University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a Marketing focus.