SEATTLE, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Skytap, Inc., the innovator in cloud services for application modernization, today announced that CEO Thor Culverhouse is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Pacific Northwest. Now in its thirtieth year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Culverhouse was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.
"The reason why we've doubled our business in each of the last two years is because we built a game plan, and we've held ourselves accountable to that plan. We've held our board to it, our investors, our sales team, and our business partners," said Culverhouse. "Recognition by EY for that growth, which I attribute to perseverance and dedication, further validates that we're on the right track by following the vision that we've built."
Culverhouse arrived at Skytap in late 2013, and has doubled its revenue each year, while also expanding the company. Since the beginning of 2015 the employee count has risen to nearly 200. Geographic expansion also occurred after Culverhouse was appointed CEO. In 2015, a new office was opened in London – then, in early 2016 a new cloud datacenter opened in Toronto, Canada – Skytap's seventh datacenter, following the 2015 addition of datacenters in Sydney, Australia (AUS-Sydney), Dallas, Texas (US-Central), and London, England (EMEA-UK).
Award winners will be announced at a black-tie gala event on June 17, 2016, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. To learn more about the Pacific Northwest program, please visit www.ey.com/us/eoy/pnw. Join the conversation on social media and follow program developments @EY_EOYUS using #EOYPNW.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
About Skytap, Inc.
Skytap is a public cloud provider that extends enterprise Cloud and DevOps strategies to traditional on-premises applications. Skytap uniquely supports application modernization with production-ready development, software testing and training environments that work the same way as an on-premises data center. Skytap packages servers, VMs, networks, data and configurations into environments that can be provisioned, cloned, suspended and shared around the world with a single click. To try Skytap and learn more, visit www.skytap.com.
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