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Kevin B. Thompson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kevin B. Thompson
President and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Thompson has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2010. He served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since July 2006 and assumed the title and responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer in July 2007 and President in January 2009. Prior to joining SolarWinds, Mr. Thompson was Chief Financial Officer of Surgient, Inc., a software company, from November 2005 until March 2006 and was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at SAS Institute, a business i... 
Jason Ream
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jason Ream
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Jason Ream has served in a number of strategic roles for SolarWinds since joining the company just prior to its successful 2009 IPO. Mr. Ream joined SolarWinds in April 2009 as Vice President, Business Development and Investor Relations. Since then, Mr. Ream served in an operational role as Vice President, Tools leading the integration of DameWare, which was acquired by SolarWinds in December 2011. More recently, Mr. Ream has been instrumental in expanding SolarWinds’ market opportunities by ... 
Doug G. Hibberd
Executive Vice President, President Business Operations
Doug G. Hibberd
Executive Vice President, President Business Operations


Mr. Hibberd has served as our Senior Vice President, Engineering since January 2009 and General Manager of Asia-Pacific Operations since October 2010. Mr. Hibberd served as our Vice President, Product Development from August 2006 until January 2009. Prior to joining SolarWinds, Mr. Hibberd was Vice President, Engineering at RealVue Simulation Technologies, Inc., a provider of custom simulation software to the commercial, industrial and manufacturing sectors, from September 2004 until May 2006. M... 
J. Barton Kalsu
Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
J. Barton Kalsu
Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer


Mr. Kalsu joined the Company in August 2007 as Chief Accountant and Vice President, Finance, and has been responsible for managing the Company’s financial operations since joining the company. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance in 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kalsu worked for JPMorgan Chase Bank as Vice President, Commercial Banking, from June 2005 until August 2007. From April 2002 until June 2005, Mr. Kalsu worked for Red Hat, Inc. as Senior Director of Finance. Prior... 
David Owens
Vice President, Finance and Operations, EMEA
David Owens
Vice President, Finance and Operations, EMEA


Mr. Owens has served as our Vice President, Finance and Operations, EMEA since April 2007. Prior to joining SolarWinds, Mr. Owens worked for Red Hat, Inc., an enterprise software company, for over seven years, where he served initially as Director of Global Logistics and Production and then as Senior Director of Finance- EMEA. Mr. Owens qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland .... 
John Rizzo
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Customer Officer
John Rizzo
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Customer Officer


John Rizzo brings more than 25 years of marketing and technology leadership experience to SolarWinds. Prior to joining SolarWinds, he was Chief Marketing Officer of Jive Software from 2011 to 2013. Prior to Jive, Rizzo served as President and CEO of Zeebo, a 3G videogame and wireless digital content delivery company and was President and CEO of Informative, one of the first SaaS providers developing solutions aimed at marketers. Previously in his career, he was the CMO at the world’s first fabl... 
Suaad Sait
Executive Vice President, Products and Markets
Suaad Sait
Executive Vice President, Products and Markets


Suaad Sait brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in the technology industry to SolarWinds. Prior to joining SolarWinds, Sait served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Rackspace, the open cloud company from 2011 to 2013. Prior to Rackspace, he was founder and Chief Executive Officer of ReachForce, a venture-backed b2b marketing data SaaS company, and was vice president and general manger of products and marketing at Pervasive Software, Inc.. Sait has also served as Chief Marketing Off... 
Paul Strelzick
Executive Vice President, President Worldwide Sales
Paul Strelzick
Executive Vice President, President Worldwide Sales


Mr. Strelzick has served as our Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales since January 2009. Mr. Strelzick served as our Vice President, Worldwide Sales from January 2008 until January 2009 and as our Vice President, North American Sales from July 2007 until January 2008. Prior to joining SolarWinds, Mr. Strelzick served as Vice President, Sales for various technology companies, including Uplogix, Inc., a provider of remote network management solutions, from March 2006 until April 2007, Messag...