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Kevin B. Thompson

President and Chief Executive Officer, SolarWinds

Kevin 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, 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 intelligence software company, from September 2004 until November 2005. From October 2000 until August 2004, Thompson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat, Inc., an enterprise software company. Thompson holds a B.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma. He also serves on the Boards of SolarWinds, Instructure, a publicly-traded educational technology firm, and Blackline, a financial automation software provider.

Posts Featuring Kevin B. Thompson

Mutual Respect in a Service-Oriented World

Think back to the last time you were in a restaurant and witnessed a patron treating a server rudely. Perhaps they yelled out, snapped their fingers, or loudly complained. You…

Why You Should Start Seeing IT Differently

How new models could potentially shake up the future of IT While technology innovation has changed the world, the truth is the same big vendors have been running the same…

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