Thor Culverhouse, Chief Executive Officer
As Skytap’s Chief Executive Officer, Thor is responsible for overall company strategy and operational execution. Prior to joining Skytap, Thor was the CEO of Stratavia, where he successfully transformed the company from an early stage managed services business to a software license business focused on data center automation and private cloud deployments. After Stratavia’s acquisition by HP in 2010, Thor was VP Sales, Global Accounts for HP Software and Solutions, where he led a team of 200 sales professionals and was responsible for revenue generation of HP’s largest software customers. In 2012, Thor founded willbeHired, a social recruitment platform for enterprises. Thor has also served in leadership roles at companies including IBM, Informix, and Tektronix. Thor holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland
Brian Barry, Vice President of Sales
As Skytap’s Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Brian Barry is responsible for revenue generation and Skytap’s global expansion within enterprise IT and development organizations. Prior to joining Skytap, Brian was the Area Vice President of Enterprise Software Solutions at HP, where he led a team of enterprise sales executives to achieve the top year-over-year revenue growth globally within the company. Brian has a solid track record of building high performing, professional enterprise sales teams. Brian has served in enterprise sales leadership roles over the past 16 years at enterprise software companies including HP, CA, Planview, Mirror Image Internet, and Pacific Edge. Brian holds a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Washington.
Brad Schick, Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering
As Chief Technology Officer, Brad Schick leads Skytap's overall architecture, technical direction, and IP strategy. Brad also ensures Skytap's technology aligns with the company's vision and key partnerships. As Vice President of Engineering, Brad runs Skytap's engineering, quality assurance, and operations teams. Brad is a software industry veteran with proven team and corporate leadership skills. Most recently, Brad was founder at Wegos, Inc., an innovative gaming start-up. Prior to Wegos, he was the Vice President of Engineering at Vizrea, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2007. Earlier in his career, Brad worked at Microsoft Corporation, where he led development teams on Windows and Internet Explorer. Brad has also been an instructor at the University of Washington and has a passion for hands-on problem solving and programming at all levels. Brad holds a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and was recently the winner of the Startup Technology Star award presented by Puget Sound Business Journal.
Brian White, Vice President of Products
As Vice President of Products, Brian White is responsible for Skytap marketing and product management. Prior to joining Skytap, Brian was Director of Developer Resources for Amazon Web Services where he was responsible for development and operations of the AWS websites, documentation, AWS management console, and tools and SDKs program. While with Amazon, Brian defined, hired the team for, and launched AWS Elastic Beanstalk, a platform-as-a-service offering focused on ease-of-use and application management. Prior to Amazon, Brian was VP of Products for iConclude, a Seattle startup, which became the leader in the Run Book Automation space. iConclude was acquired by Opsware and subsequently HP, where he drove product direction for what is now known as the HP Operations Orchestration and the Network Automation System. Prior to that Brian held senior product management and technical sales positions for Microsoft working on Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and the IBM Rational ClearCase/ClearQuest product line.
Brian holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University and is the author of Software Configuration Management Strategies and Rational ClearCase and Second Life – A Guide To Your Virtual World.
Wayne H. Monk, Vice President of Business Development and Alliances
As Vice President of Business Development and Alliances, Wayne has responsibility for establishing strategic partnerships, indirect channels and other key routes to market to enable Skytap and our partners to accelerate their growth and exploit new market opportunities. Prior to joining Skytap, Wayne was Vice President of Worldwide Channels for Informatica responsible for overall channel strategy. Wayne has 30 years of enterprise solution sales, marketing and channel management experience working with high growth technology companies. Wayne has held many sales and channel management positions with Seamless Technologies (acquired by Avnet), HP Software, Mercury Interactive, CA, MainControl (acquired by MRO and then IBM), and NCR Corporation. Wayne holds a BS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.
Andy Wright, Vice President of Marketing
As Vice President of Marketing, Andy is responsible for overall marketing strategy and increasing market awareness of Skytap's success helping enterprise customers build better software faster. Prior to joining Skytap, Andy was VP Product & Marketing for Stratavia (acquired by HP) and then managed the HP Business Service Automation product suite. Andy has 15 years of enterprise data center product marketing and management experience. Andy started his career as a software developer and maintains a deep understanding of software development practices and product ownership. He holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.