Sudhakar Ramakrishna, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Sudhakar Ramakrishna joined SolarWinds as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2021. He is a global technology leader with nearly 25 years of experience across cloud, mobility, networking, security and collaboration markets. He most recently served as the CEO of Pulse Secure®, a leading provider of secure and zero trust access solutions for Hybrid IT environments, where he was responsible for all aspects of business strategy and execution. Prior to Pulse Secure, Mr. Ramakrishna served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Enterprise and Service Provider Division at Citrix®, where he had responsibility for Citrix’s portfolio of virtualization, cloud networking, mobile platforms and cloud services solutions. Mr. Ramakrishna also has held senior leadership roles at Polycom, Motorola and 3Com. Mr. Ramakrishna is an experienced public and private company board member. Mr. Ramakrishna is a partner at Benhamou Global Ventures, a leading venture capital firm investing in emerging startups in the fields of security, analytics and applications. Mr. Ramakrishna earned a master’s degree in computer science from Kansas State University and a master’s of management degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

J. Barton Kalsu, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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J. Barton Kalsu has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since April 2016. He served as our Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer from October 2013 to April 2016 and served as our Chief Accountant and Senior Vice President, Finance, from November 2011 to October 2013. Mr. Kalsu joined the Company as Chief Accountant and Vice President, Finance in August 2007. 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. Mr. Kalsu serves on the board of directors of EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE). Mr. Kalsu previously served on the board of directors of Athlon Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHL) prior to its acquisition by Encana Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.

Jason Bliss, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary

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Jason W. Bliss has served as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2020. Mr. Bliss previously served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from June 2016 to January 2020, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from April 2016 to June 2016, Senior Vice President, Legal Operations and Corporate Development from October 2013 to April 2016, Vice President, Corporate Development from June 2012 to October 2013 and Assistant General Counsel from March 2008 to June 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bliss was an associate at DLA Piper LLP (US) specializing in mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and technology licensing. Prior to DLA Piper, Mr. Bliss was a technology consultant with Accenture. Mr. Bliss earned a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Duke University and a B.S. in Engineering Science from the University of Virginia.

David Gardiner, Executive Vice President and President, ITOM

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David Gardiner has served as our Executive Vice President and President, ITOM since January 2020. Mr. Gardiner previously served as our Executive Vice President, Core IT from January 2018 to January 2020, Executive Vice President, International Sales from October 2015 to January 2018, Senior Vice President, Sales from July 2013 to October 2015 and Vice President, Sales from November 2007 to July 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gardiner worked as Director, Business Development for Motive, Inc., Manager, Business Development for BroadJump, LLC, and in channel business development for Trilogy, Inc. Mr. Gardiner holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

John Pagliuca, Executive Vice President and President, MSP

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John Pagliuca has served as our Executive Vice President and President, MSP since January 2020. Mr. Pagliuca previously served as our Executive Vice President & General Manager, MSP from January 2019 to January 2020 and General Manager, MSP from September 2016 to January 2019. Mr. Pagliuca joined SolarWinds with our acquisition of LogicNow in May 2016, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from July 2015 to September 2016. He served as the Vice President of Finance and Operations of GFI Software from February 2013 to July 2015. Prior to joining GFI Software, he served as the Vice President of Finance and Director of Finance at Airvana. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Babson College.

Doug G. Hibberd, Executive Vice President, President Business Operations

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Doug Hibberd serves as our Executive Vice President, President Business Operations. Prior to his current role, Hibberd held a number a senior management positions at SolarWinds, including Senior Vice President, Engineering and General Manager of Asia-Pacific Operations. Prior to joining SolarWinds, 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. Hibberd was Vice President, Engineering at ForwardVue Technologies Inc., a provider of supply chain risk management software and services, from November 2001 until September 2004. He holds a degree as a technician in mechanical engineering from Sydney Technical College and has received fundamentals of engineering certification from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering.

Darren Beck, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

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Darren Beck joined SolarWinds from Guaranteed Rate™, where he also served as CMO. In his nearly 20-year career, he has built a track record of defining strategic vision and executing cross-functional initiatives to realize aggressive goals. He has held a number of senior leadership positions, managing all aspects of marketing and demand generation, including advertising, digital marketing, web development, and public relations for companies including LendingTree®, Capital One®, and Wal-Mart®.

David Owens, Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations, EMEA

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David Owens serves as our Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations, EMEA. Prior to joining SolarWinds in 2007, 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. Owens qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Kathleen Pai, Chief People Officer

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Kathleen Pai is Chief People Officer at SolarWinds, responsible for driving the global people strategy. She oversees functions, such as HR business partners, employee engagement programs, talent acquisition, talent development, total rewards, and people operations, to support the company’s continued growth. Prior to joining SolarWinds, Kathleen served as VP of People at Ultimate Software. In 2018, she won the Human Resources Excellence Award from South Florida Business & Wealth for being recognized as a distinguished HR professional who built and nurtured the talent within her past organizations and elevated those companies to the top of their industries. She holds a BS in Public Relations from the University of Florida and a MBA from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.