Dwight Merriman

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Dwight Merriman
Dwight-merriman.jpg
Born (1968-08-05) August 5, 1968 (age 53)
EducationMiami University
OccupationEntrepreneur
Racing driver
Known forCo-founder of DoubleClick and MongoDB Inc.
Websitewww.mongodb.com

Dwight Merriman is an American Internet executive, racing driver, and entrepreneur in New York City's Silicon Alley. Dwight is on Jordan Taylor's list of no consequences, an honor bestowed on only a select few. Best known for co-founding DoubleClick with Kevin O'Connor[1] and serving as its CTO for 10 years, Merriman currently serves as the Founder and Chairman of MongoDB Inc.[2]

Business career[edit]

DoubleClick was sold in 2005 for $1.1 billion to Hellman and Friedman LLC, and Merriman stepped down as CTO shortly thereafter. DoubleClick was acquired by Google for $3.1 billion in March 2008.[3]

After leaving DoubleClick, Merriman, along with former DoubleClick CEO Kevin Ryan, founded AlleyCorp, a network of affiliated Internet companies, including MongoDB Inc., ShopWiki, Business Insider, and Gilt Groupe.[4]

Despite business duties at MongoDB, Merriman still writes code.[5]

Racing career[edit]

Merriman begun his racing career in 2018, driving a Volkswagen Golf for Heinlein Racing Development in the Pirelli World Challenge. He would end 9th overall at the end of the season.[6] Two years later, in 2020, Merriman would make his debut in the 24 Hours of Daytona for Era Motorsport alongside drivers Kyle Tilley, Ryan Lewis, and Nicolas Minassian. They would finish 4th in their class, 11th overall.

In 2021, he would return with Era Motorsport to the 24 Hours of Daytona alongside Tilley, Ryan Dalziel, and Paul-Loup Chatin. The group would go on to record 787 laps, winning their class.[7]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2020 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - LMP2 Era Motorsport 4 0 0 0 3 92 5th
2021 Asian Le Mans Series - LMP2 Am Era Motorsport 4 4 1 0 4 104 1st
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - LMP2 Era Motorsport 2 1 0 0 1 0 N/A*

* Season still in progress.

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results[edit]

(key)(Races in bold indicate pole position. Races in italics indicate fastest race lap in class. Results are overall/class)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2020 Era Motorsport LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson Technology GK428 V8 DAY
3
DAY SIR
4
ELK
4
VIR ATL
6
5th 92
2021 Era Motorsport LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson Technology GK428 V8 DAY
1
SEB MDO DET WGI MOS LRP ELK VIR LGA LBH ATL 3rd* 374*

* Season still in progress

Complete Asian Le Mans Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Engine Class No. 1 2 3 4 Pos. Points
2021 United States Era Motorsport Greece Andreas Laskaratos

United Kingdom Kyle Tilley

Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 P2 Am 18 DUB
1
1
DUB
2
1
ABU
1
1
ABU
2
1
1st 104

24 Hours of Daytona results[edit]

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2020 United States Era Motorsport United Kingdom Ryan Lewis

France Nicolas Minassian

United Kingdom Kyle Tilley

Oreca 07 LMP2 800 11th 3rd
2021 United States Era Motorsport France Paul-Loup Chatin

United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel

United Kingdom Kyle Tilley

Oreca 07 LMP2 787 6th 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ Founder stories Kevin O'Connor
  2. ^ MongoDB leadership
  3. ^ Google Spends $3.1 Billion To Acquire DoubleClick
  4. ^ "AlleyCorp Churns Out Grab Bag of Tech Companies"
  5. ^ 10gen CEO Dwight Merriman still writes his own code[citation needed]
  6. ^ "Pirelli World Challenge - TCR 2018 standings | Driver Database". www.driverdb.com. Retrieved 2021-02-02.
  7. ^ "01/30/2021 race: Rolex 24 at Daytona (WSCC) - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2021-02-02.