Skytap Appoints Former HP Executive as Vice President of Sales

Enterprise Software Veteran Brian Barry to Lead Global Sales Initiatives

​SEATTLE, Wash. – September 12, 2013Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service application development environments in the cloud, today appointed Brian Barry as vice president of sales.  In his new role, Barry will accelerate Skytap’s global sales efforts and expand the company’s presence into new markets and industries.

“Skytap has a strong history of attracting experienced talent from well-known leaders in the enterprise software industry,” said Thor Culverhouse, CEO of Skytap. “With cloud adoption in the enterprise expected to exponentially increase in the next several years, Brian’s experience with Fortune 500 customers make him the ideal candidate to drive our next phase of growth.”

Barry brings more than 16 years of sales experience at enterprise software companies. Throughout his career, he has formed deep relationships at Fortune 500 companies in the finance, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, communications, and insurance industries, among others. Prior to joining Skytap, Barry served as the Area VP of Enterprise Software Sales at Hewlett-Packard, where he was responsible for managing and developing sales in the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest regions. Before HP, Barry served as a sales director for CA Technologies, where he institutionalized sales process best practices to enable repeatable, scalable, and measurable results. Barry has also served in sales roles at Planview, Mirror Image Internet, Pacific Edge Software, and Packet Engines Networking. Barry holds a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Washington.

“Skytap established itself as an early leader in cloud computing, and has become one of the Pacific Northwest’s most promising enterprise technology companies,” said Brian Barry, vice president of sales at Skytap.  “Helping organizations embrace the cloud for agile development is an intriguing prospect and I look forward to contributing to the company’s success as the demand for cloud technologies continues to skyrocket.”

Brian joins Skytap on the heels of Thor Culverhouse’s appointment as 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.

About Skytap, Inc.

Skytap provides Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS) to transform the software development lifecycle and help customers deliver better software, faster. Today’s enterprise is challenged to continuously deliver new customer-facing applications, while overcoming increasing change and complexity in IT infrastructures. Our customers use Skytap to manage, share, deploy and decommission on-demand environments that contain everything needed to collaborate at each phase of the SDLC, without unnecessary costs and project delays due to manual configuration and dependencies. Enterprise IT organizations maintain full visibility and cost control, while allowing dev and test teams to self-provision labs and share complex environments with ease, for a lasting boost to agile DevOps initiatives. To try Skytap and learn more, visit