Karen White Joins SolarWinds Executive Management Team

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of downloadable, enterprise-class network management software, today announced that Karen White has joined the company as vice president of corporate and business development. White brings more than 20 years of operating experience from leading technology companies, including Oracle. She will be responsible for SolarWinds' business development activities as well as leading its efforts with regards to mergers and acquisitions.

SolarWinds, a leading provider of downloadable, enterprise-class network management software, today announced that Karen White has joined the company as vice president of corporate and business development. White brings more than 20 years of operating experience from leading technology companies, including Oracle. She will be responsible for SolarWinds' business development activities as well as leading its efforts with regards to mergers and acquisitions.
"Karen is a great addition to our team," said Michael S. Bennett, president and CEO of SolarWinds. "She has an outstanding level of operating and business development experience that will be invaluable to SolarWinds as we expand our leadership in the network management market."

Prior to SolarWinds, White was a managing director at Pequot Ventures, an investment firm with nearly $2 billion in capital commitments. White focused on information technology investments and was instrumental in establishing the firm's Silicon Valley presence. Previously, White held executive management positions at Oracle, including senior vice president of worldwide marketing and business development, reporting to CEO Larry Ellison and President Ray Lane. White's responsibilities over her seven years with the firm included strategic marketing, global marketing communications, brand management, and pricing and licensing strategies.    
"SolarWinds has built a phenomenal network management software business with its unique model - providing downloadable enterprise-class software that can be installed in minutes and working in an hour," said White. "It's an exciting time to join the company and contribute to its next phase of development."

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds provides downloadable, enterprise-class network management software that is affordable, easy to use, and guided by a large and growing user community. Focused on the real-world needs of network professionals, SolarWinds products are simple to try, simple to use, and simple to maintain, while providing the power, scale, and flexibility needed by companies of all sizes. More than 50,000 customers from small businesses to the largest enterprises rely on SolarWinds products to take the complexity out of managing their networks. Learn more today on our website.

SolarWinds and SolarWinds.com are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kenn Durrence
The Hoffman Agency
Phone: 408.975.3097
kdurrence(at)hoffman.com

Susan Torrey
SolarWinds
Phone: 650.492.1921
pr(at)solarwinds.com

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