Skytap Add Key Management Hire
Former RealNetworks and Plumtree Software Executive, Matt Bell, Tapped to Drive Global Sales Strategy and Support for Cloud Automation Solutions
SEATTLE, WASH. – April 26, 2010 – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that Matt Bell has been appointed vice president of worldwide sales and field operations. Matt is responsible for Skytap’s overall sales strategy and field engagement activities which include building and strengthening customer and partner relationships.
“Skytap has proven customer deployments, innovative cloud automation technology and well-recognized industry leadership which make it a frontrunner in the cloud computing space,” said Matt Bell. “As cloud computing becomes widely adopted in firms large and small, Skytap will use its proven technical advantages and strong enterprise customer base to accelerate growth and expand into new markets.”
Matt is a seasoned sales executive with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Prior to Skytap, Matt was vice president of worldwide sales and business development at Azaleos, a provider of managed services for Microsoft Exchange, where he grew sales from $3 million to $17 million over two years. Before Azaleos, Matt was vice president of sales and business development at SourceLabs, a venture funded startup, and general manager of enterprise sales at RealNetworks where he ran North America sales and the OEM business globally. Matt also spent five years at Plumtree Software, now part of Oracle, where he ran sales in the Western United States and helped grow revenue from $3 million to $100 million. Matt and his team significantly contributed to Plumtree’s growth, which led to its successful initial public offering.
“Skytap has significantly exceeded all growth and revenue goals during the last two years. As we enter our next stage of growth, Matt’s experience driving sales for technology companies similar to Skytap makes him the right person for the job,” said Scott Roza, CEO of Skytap. “With Matt leading our revenue producing operations, we’re confident that Skytap will see an exceptional level of success as more companies look to the cloud for their IT automation needs.”
Matt holds a B.A. in Business and Administration with concentrations in marketing and finance from the University of Washington.
About Skytap, Inc.
Skytap is the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions for dynamic workloads. Skytap enables users to run enterprise applications unchanged in the cloud, collaborate securely with global teams, and gain unparalleled business productivity. Additionally, IT organizations can gain visibility and control over cloud projects, align capacity with demand, and reduce costs by up to 70%. Enterprises can securely connect Skytap to their data centers and create hybrid clouds. Skytap is ideal for any dynamic workload including application development, testing, virtual training, ERP migration and sales demonstration projects. To buy or learn more, visit www.skytap.com.