Seattle – April 25, 2016 – SkyKick (www.skykick.com), a global provider of cloud management software for information technology (IT) solution partners, announced today that it has added three new executives to its team. The three positions are new for SkyKick and all three hires have served in global leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies. Chike Farrell has been named SkyKick’s vice president of marketing; Kathryn Saducas as general manager of Western Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Anthony Philips as general manager of business development for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
“We’re in the early stages of the next seismic shift of IT,” said SkyKick co-CEO Todd Schwartz. “With IDC forecasting that worldwide public IT cloud services revenue will reach $141.2 billion by 2019, the cloud will continue to be a driving force in how people work. It is more important than ever for IT partners to have the most robust platform to move, backup and manage their customers in the cloud.”
“SkyKick’s mission is to help partners succeed in the cloud,” said SkyKick co-CEO Evan Richman. “Today more than 5,000 IT solution providers in 125 countries rely on SkyKick to deliver cloud migration, backup and management services for their customers, which also provides new cloud revenue streams for those partners. With these hires, we’ll be able to better help these partners and expand our global footprint.”
Chike Farrell – Vice President of Marketing
Farrell has extensive experience with B2B and B2C marketing across a range of industry sectors. He has founded and successfully grown a digital marketing startup, and held marketing-focused leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, he co-founded Caribbean Ideas Limited, the region’s leading digital and inbound marketing agency. As CEO of Caribbean Ideas, he helped regional and locally based multinational organizations use digital to drive marketing and business results. Prior to that, he held senior product marketing, product management and advertising roles in the Online Services Group at Microsoft, and at Ernst & Young.
Kathryn Saducas – General Manager of Western Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Saducas has held various leadership roles at Microsoft for the past decade, and led the cloud channel transformation across Asia and Latin America starting with the launch of Office 365 in Australia. With more than 20 years of channel development experience, predominantly in the IT industry, Saducas has been a change agent for the cloud, and has worked with distributors, independent software vendors (ISVs), resellers, solution partners and telcos across the globe. Prior to that, she served in senior executive and management roles at online startups and other global companies like American Express.
Anthony Philips – General Manager of Business Development EMEA
Philips is a technology, media and telecommunications leader with two decades of experience in a variety of roles growing businesses in international markets. He has extensive experience managing international teams in APAC, EMEA and the Americas. Philips spent more than a decade managing global business development, marketing, media strategy and sales teams at Microsoft.
SkyKick is headquartered in Seattle, Wash., and has offices in Amsterdam, London, Sydney and Tokyo.
SkyKick is a global provider of cloud management software for IT solution partners. Its products are designed to help build successful cloud businesses by making it easy and efficient for IT providers to migrate, backup and manage their customers in the cloud. Over 5,000 partners worldwide use SkyKick’s products to accelerate their cloud business, and the company has won numerous awards including being named a Microsoft Partner of the Year, Red Herring Top 100 North America winner and one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Washington State. SkyKick is headquartered in Seattle. For more information visit skykick.com.