Friday's Last Word: Skytap CEO Thor Culverhouse

Friday's Last Word: Skytap CEO Thor Culverhouse — Who exactly is he?

Skytap CEO Thor Culverhouse has been responsible for overall company strategy and operational execution since July 2013. The Seattle-based cloud computing company provides testing and development environments for enterprises supporting both native VMware and AWS workloads.

Prior to Skytap, he was vice president of sales for Global Accounts, HP Software and Solutions at Hewlett-Packard, where he managed five go-to-market verticals and associated sales teams.  Culverhouse was CEO of Stratavia, a database and data center automation software company, before it was acquired by HP.

He has also held executive positions at IBM, Informix and Tektronix.

What are Culverhouse plans for Skytap?

"Skytap has experienced tremendous growth in demand for our solution over the past 12 months, and we are planning to release innovative new capabilities that will expand our addressable market," Culverhouse says. "To keep up with rising demand and expand our market reach, we will be aggressively expanding our partner ecosystem."

Who does Culverhouse challenge to sit in the hot seat?

Ginni Rometty, CEO at IBM. 

What is "Friday's Last Word"?

Friday's Last Word welcomes cloud-centric CEOs who are willing to speak with Talkin' Cloud without someone peeking over a shoulder. Click on each photo to learn more about the CEO you're viewing — it's that simple.

Think you can handle sitting in the hot seat? Send an email to Talkin' Cloud Senior Editor CJ Arlotta at cj.arlotta [at] penton.com for further information. If he doesn't get back to you right away, bother him some more — and more.

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