Skytap Appoints Thor Culverhouse as CEO
Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that Thor Culverhouse has been appointed CEO. Thor previously served as President and CEO of Stratavia, a leading provider of data center automation software solutions, which was acquired by HP in August 2010.Thor replaces outgoing CEO, Scott Roza, who led Skytap through five years of consecutive growth, while expanding the company’s customer roster to over 250 enterprises. Scott will continue to serve on Skytap’s board of directors.
“Skytap has a tremendous market opportunity in enterprise cloud computing and its recent milestones demonstrate that the company has the right combination of technology and talent to accelerate its growth,” said Thor Culverhouse. “The company’s vision for empowering development and test teams through intuitive cloud services directly addresses some of today’s biggest challenges in building and deploying new software. I look forward to working with the Skytap team to build upon the company’s track record of success and drive greater adoption of its hybrid cloud solution.”
As CEO of Stratavia, Thor successfully transformed the company from an early stage managed services business to a license software business focused on data center automation and private cloud deployments. After the company’s acquisition by HP, Thor ran the Global Accounts Sales Force for HP Software where he led a team of 200 sales professionals across the company’s largest software accounts. Prior to Skytap, Thor founded willbeHired, a social recruitment platform. Thor has also served in leadership roles at companies including IBM, Informix, and Tektronix.
“Skytap is already a leader in helping enterprises embrace and manage cloud services,” said Matt McIlwain, managing director at Madrona Venture Group. “The seamless transition from Scott’s outstanding leadership to date to Thor’s passion for the future of enterprise cloud will help Skytap and its customers realize their full potential.”
Skytap is the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions for dynamic workloads. Skytap Cloud gives businesses a fast, easy, and secure way to create complex computing environments in the cloud. Customers can run enterprise applications unchanged in the cloud, collaborate securely with global teams, and gain unparalleled business productivity. Additionally, IT organizations maintain full visibility and control over cloud projects, align capacity with demand, and reduce costs. Enterprises can securely connect Skytap Cloud to their data centers and create hybrid clouds. Skytap is ideal for any dynamic workload including development and testing, software demos and evaluations, and virtual training.