Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 23, 2005
ExtraQuest Corporation today announced the appointment of Thor R. Culverhouse as chief executive officer of the company. ExtraQuest founder Venkat S. Devraj will step up to the role as chairman & chief architect of ExtraQuest while dedicating most of his time to driving the vision and strategies for next-generation database management solutions.
“Thor brings a great deal of expertise and insight to ExtraQuest, and he has the managerial experience that we need in order to better capitalize on our strengths,” said Venkat Devraj, founder, chairman & chief architect of ExtraQuest. “His experience and tenure in the industry make him the ideal choice for leading the operations of ExtraQuest and propelling us into the future.”
ExtraQuest brought Mr. Culverhouse on board to take on the day-to-day operations of the company, build a first-class sales and marketing organization, and take the company to the next business level.
“I’m excited to take the reigns of the company and benefit from the vision of Venkat Devraj,” said Thor Culverhouse, president and CEO of ExtraQuest. “I look forward to helping ExtraQuest build on an existing world-class service and enterprise software business by leveraging our superior expertise, and executing on our vision of delivering increased efficiency and reliability of all database environments via task autonomics and analytics.”
With more than 18 years in the technology industry, Culverhouse has deep knowledge across a wide range of enterprise software. Prior to joining ExtraQuest, Culverhouse served as senior vice president of North American sales at SeeBeyond, where he had responsibility for sales operations, revenue and account management goals and objectives. Previously, Culverhouse served as senior vice president of worldwide sales at Interwoven, as vice president of North American sales at Informix Software and as IBM’s vice president, SMB & Channel Sales, Data Management.
Culverhouse holds an MBA from the University of Portland, with an emphasis in marketing, as well as a BS in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University.
ExtraQuest helps companies achieve higher productivity and improved operational processes in their database environment. Through its unique technology, outsourced services, proven practices, and experience with Fortune 1000 companies, ExtraQuest offers clients an annual savings of 30-60%, identifies and eliminates process bottlenecks, and increases consistency and predictability of database performance, availability and scalability. Database administrative (DBA) task automation and database self-healing actions, coupled with high-level 24/7/365 service, frees up DBAs to be more strategic, helping achieve top line growth and cost savings. The company can be reached at 1-888-DBA-HERE Ext. 211 or via the Web at http://www.extraquest.com.
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