Skytap Hires New Vice President of Products

Skytap Inc., the premier provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, has appointed Brian White as vice president of products.

Brian is a seasoned product executive and holds over 14 years of experience in the enterprise software industry. In his new role, he will be responsible for Skytap’s overall product strategy and product management.

Additionally, he will also oversee the design and implementation of innovative product features, which will help expand Skytap’s cloud automation capabilities for application development and test, sales demonstrations and training.

Prior to joining Skytap, Brian worked as the director of developer resources for Amazon Web Services (NewsAlert). He was responsible for development and operations of solutions that made it easier for developers to build, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud.

Brian has also worked as vice president of products for iConclude through its acquisition by Opsware and HP, where he was responsible for product management and marketing for HP’s Operations Orchestration, Network Automation (NewsAlert), HP Live Network and Change Control Management products.

“Brian has served in key roles at some of the technology industry’s top companies, and his appointment speaks volumes about the success Skytap has achieved over the last several years,” said Scott Roza, CEO of Skytap, in a press release. “Automation plays a critical role in simplifying IT management, making Brian’s background a perfect fit with our company vision and product strategy. Skytap’s strong industry track record, coupled with Brian’s unique market insights, positions us for accelerated growth in a rapidly evolving industry.”

In related news, Skytap has received an oversubscribed $10 million Series C round of funding led by OpenView Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Ignition Partners, Madrona Venture Group and Washington Research Foundation.