If you’re a performance arts hopeful who asks how to get to Carnegie Hall, you are told the best route is “practice.” If you’re a business executive looking to fill a position, you’re going to want someone with just as much practice and experience as anyone trying to get to the stage. Luckily for software company FrontRange, Kevin Thompson has just such a background, and is poised to have positive impact as the company’s new CFO.
Frontrange is a hybrid IT software solutions provider, offering a single platform for service and client management both on-premise and in the cloud. The company manages interactions and devices for more than 15,000 groups and organizations of all sizes. Thompson will manage and oversee FrontRange’s financial strategy, business processes and administrative functions.
Thompson has had plenty of experience to prepare him for this new task. He has spent 25 years as the CFO of various companies in Silicon Valley, primarily in the software and telecommunication industries. His previous position was the CFO of Vitria Technology (News - Alert), Inc., in which he oversaw international accounting, financial planning and analysis, and all other finance functions. Before that, he was the CFO of Entrisphere, Inc., and oversaw its acquisition by Ericsson (News - Alert) and subsequent merger integration.
Regarding Thompson’s new position, FrontRange president and CEO Jon Temple said in a statement, “Given his impressive industry experience, the appointment of Kevin Thompson to the role of CFO represents a huge win for FrontRange…His proven skills as a CFO will have an immediate positive impact as we manage accelerated growth as the world’s leading provider of Hybrid IT.”
In his own statement, Thompson said, “I am pleased to be joining the team and look forward to leveraging FrontRange’s current momentum to further advance its position as a industry leader.”
With plenty of practice behind him and a future at FrontRange ahead, Thompson is on a continuing route to success in the tech world.