Today marks the next phase in CloudBolt’s evolution. Craig Hinkley has joined the company as the new Chief Executive Officer and will build on the company’s solid foundation to further CloudBolt’s growth.
Hinkley has a deep track record of success in leading software businesses and driving rapid expansion while also accelerating innovation, scale, and value. Most recently, Hinkley was CEO of White Hat Security, where he led a technological and business transformation that enabled the company to realize significant value for its employees and shareholders. Now he looks to bring further focus to CloudBolt and its offerings.
“Craig’s experience in rapid expansion of mid-stage technology companies and successful exits through a relentless focus on customers, company, and culture will enable CloudBolt to further accelerate its trajectory of success,” said Thomas Krane, Managing Director at Insight Partners – the Private Equity company that owns CloudBolt. “We are more optomistic than ever regarding CloudBolt’s opportunity to impact the market.”
With a particular passion for customer-centricity, Hinkley will concentrate on helping CloudBolt to become even more valuable and essential to companies leveraging hybrid cloud through deeper innovation, faster development cycles, and quantifiable customer success metrics.
“I am proud and honored to take on the CEO role at CloudBolt as it enters its next chapter,” said Hinkley. “CloudBolt’s potential is enormous, and I am eager to see how quickly we can continue to evolve as a solution provider. The company enjoys keen advantages in terms of advanced Cloud Financial Management, Cloud Automation and Orchestration, and Governance capabilities. My mission is to bring particular focus to our areas of greatest opportunity and help the organization fully capitalize on them. I could not be more excited about the road ahead and what this team can achieve together for our customers.”
Hinkley replaces Jeff Kukowski, CloudBolt’s former CEO, who despite COVID shutdowns and economic uncertainties managed to lead the company to growth. Kukowski is participating in ensuring a smooth transition and will then pursue other opportunities.
“I am particularly grateful to Jeff for all his contributions in getting CloudBolt to where it is today,” Hinkley said. “He has been a wonderful resource in helping me to quickly ramp up and hit the ground running. He is a true professional and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Craig Hinkley lives near Seattle, WA with his wife of 28 years, and enjoys hiking in the great outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.