Seattle, Wash. – October 24, 2011 – Skytap Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced that Brett Goodwin, formerly of Isilon Systems and RealNetworks, has joined the company as vice president of marketing and business development. In his role, Goodwin will spearhead Skytap’s overall marketing strategy and execution, as well as the development of key business partnerships.
“The cloud is easily the most disruptive change in enterprise technology in more than a decade,” said Goodwin. “Skytap gives businesses a secure and simple way to use the cloud for complex computing environments. We have over 175 enterprise customers already using our innovative Skytap Cloud solution, and have only scratched the surface of the cloud’s tremendous market opportunity.”
Goodwin was employee 15 at Isilon Systems where he served as vice president of marketing and business development for over six years. At Isilon, Goodwin helped lead the networked storage company from pre-revenue to more than $100 million in annual revenue, and through a successful IPO in December 2006. EMC acquired Isilon for $2.25 billion in December 2011.
Before Isilon, Goodwin led product management, enterprise products and corporate development at RealNetworks during a six year period of rapid growth and through the IPO in November 1997. Brett also held product management and marketing roles at McCaw Cellular when the first digital and nationwide cellular network was becoming operational in North America.
“Brett’s experience in transforming emerging companies into market leaders will be an asset for Skytap as we continue on our trajectory of rapid growth,” said Scott Roza, CEO of Skytap. “He’s an expert at helping companies with disruptive technologies, like Skytap, capitalize on broader market shifts and a welcome addition to our strong leadership team.”
Brett holds a B.A.in Economics from Pomona College, an MBA from Stanford Business School, and has studied the history of economics at Oxford University in England.