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.
Strength in the overall economy, consumer confidence and the Trump administration’s pro-business agenda buoyed CEO confidence in August, even as worry persists about rising economic headwinds in the near future.