Kevin B. Thompson is president and CEO of SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a provider of IT management software. He has served in that role since March 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Thompson was the company’s COO, as well as CFO and treasurer. He has also held positions at SAS Institute and Red Hat,, and serves on the board of directors of NetSuite.
Our monthly reading of CEO confidence in business conditions fell sharply in December as the nation’s business leaders increasingly perceived that gathering economic and political headwinds. The CEO Confidence Index is at its lowest levels in two years.