SkyKick hires 3 Microsoft Execs

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Chike Farrell, current SkyKick's vice president of marketing. Previously he held senior product marketing, product management and advertising roles in the Online Services Group at Microsoft, and at Ernst & Young.

SkyKick, a global provider of cloud management software for information technology (IT) solution partners, announced that it has added three new executives to its team. The three positions are new for SkyKick and all three hires have previously held a post at Microsoft.

Chike Farrell has been named SkyKick’s vice president of marketing; previously he held a senior product marketing, product management and advertising roles in the Online Services Group at Microsoft, and at Ernst & Young. Kathryn Saducas has been appointed as 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.

Anthony Philips the new SkyKick general manager of business development, for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), spent more than a decade managing global business development, marketing, media strategy and sales teams at Microsoft.

“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.”

SkyKick is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has offices in Amsterdam, London, Sydney and Tokyo.

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