Technology >> CEO Interviews >> May 19, 2015

Interview with the President and CEO: SolarWinds, Inc. (SWI)

Thompson, Kevin
Kevin B. Thompson has been President and Chief Executive Officer of SolarWinds, Inc., since March 2010. He served as SolarWinds’ 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 intelligence software company, from September 2004 until November 2005. From October 2000 until August 2004, Mr. Thompson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat, Inc., an enterprise software company. Mr. Thompson holds a BBA from the University of Oklahoma. He also serves on the board of directors of NetSuite Inc.     Profile
TWST: Let’s start with an overview of SolarWinds’ mission and goals, and please tell us about your business model as well.

Mr. Thompson: The strategy of SolarWinds is to be