SOURCE: Skytap


August 27, 2014 09:00 ET

Skytap Appoints Frank Colich Chief Financial Officer to Drive Skyrocketing Growth

Bolsters Executive Team to Capitalize on Expanding Enterprise Market for SaaS-Based Dev/Test Environments

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2014) - Skytap, the leading provider of on-demand Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS), today announced the appointment of Frank Colich as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Colich brings over 15 years of experience as an operations leader, including extensive experience in corporate financial management, venture capital fund raising, international sales, project management, and business development. He will oversee all finance, HR and legal functions for Skytap.

Skytap has seen a significant surge in growth over the last year as enterprises continue to seek solutions that enable them to more rapidly introduce higher quality software. Currently, over 275 customers rely on Skytap to improve the efficiency of their dev/test teams and streamline the software development lifecycle.

"Colich's financial management expertise has been the engine behind several high growth companies," said Thor Culverhouse, CEO of Skytap. "Frank's decision to join the company speaks to the caliber of Skytap's employees, customers, partners, and investors. His proven track record and leadership will further galvanize our position as a powerhouse in software development and testing."

Colich was previously the CFO of 3TIER, a global renewable energy assessment and forecasting company based in Seattle. Colich helped build the company into a market leader, and was instrumental in driving the company's acquisition by Vaisala in 2013. Prior to that, Colich spent nearly a decade in financial and operations leadership roles within the environmental services industry at Frontier Geosciences. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from SUNY New Paltz.

"Seattle is home to the world's most innovative cloud companies, and Skytap has been a strong innovator in this ecosystem for the last several years," said Colich. "I have been following the company's successes for some time and believe Skytap has the winning combination of a talented team, differentiated product, and a dominant position in a growing market."

About Skytap, Inc.
Skytap provides cloud-based software development and test environments for enterprises to deliver better software, faster. Today's enterprise is challenged to continuously deliver new customer-facing applications, while overcoming increasing change and complexity in their IT infrastructures. Our customers use Skytap to manage, import, deploy and decommission on-demand environments that contain everything needed to accelerate the software lifecycle, without unnecessary costs and project delays due to manual configuration and dependencies. Enterprise IT organizations maintain full visibility and cost control, while allowing dev and test teams to self-provision labs and share complex environments with ease for a lasting boost in agility. To try Skytap Cloud and learn more, visit

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