Skytap Appoints Software Industry Veteran As Vice President of Engineering
Seattle, WA – February 11, 2010 – Skytap, Inc. today announced the appointment of Brad Schick as vice president of engineering and operations. As a member of Skytap’s management team, Schick will drive the development of the company’s self-service cloud automation solution for dynamic IT workloads such as test and development, virtual training and software demos.
“Skytap has established an impressive track record of being first to market with solutions that help customers make a smooth transition to the cloud,” said Brad Schick. “As the company expands its portfolio of cloud services, the design and development of those applications will be critical. I see a huge opportunity for a proven solution like Skytap that provides public and private virtual environments with a full suite of self-service access, team collaboration and comprehensive policy management capabilities.”
Schick is a seasoned software industry executive with a solid mix of business acumen and hands-on development across all product lifecycle phases. Prior to Skytap, Schick founded Wegos, Inc., an innovative gaming startup. Before this, he served as vice president of engineering at Vizrea Corporation, which was acquired by Microsoft for its innovative media sharing service. Prior to Vizrea, Schick served as a development manager at Microsoft where he led development teams on Windows and Internet Explorer, and designed complex software systems for Fortune 500 clients. Schick also served as a senior consultant at Andersen Consulting, now Accenture, where he worked closely with clients to design and develop custom technology solutions. He was also an instructor at the University of Washington.
“The milestones Skytap has achieved in the last two years, when combined with Brad’s expertise, will ensure our service continues to set the pace in cloud computing,” said Scott Roza, CEO of Skytap. “Brad brings a rich skill set in technology as well as in business, and is a powerful asset to the Skytap team. We welcome his leadership as Skytap executes on its vision of providing enterprises with an unparalleled cloud service.”
Schick graduated first in his class from Tufts University with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering.
About Skytap, Inc.
Skytap is the leading provider of cloud-based IT labs that deliver 100% self-service provisioning of complex IT environments. Skytap is based on industry standard virtualization platforms and supports open migration to and from the cloud with no application or architectural changes. Skytap’s service significantly reduces IT lab costs with an on-demand, pay-as-you-go model, and fosters team collaboration through shared, cloud-based access to virtual machines. For more information about Skytap, please visit www.skytap.com.