Mark Thompson Named CTO of Gulf Coast DevOps
Gulf Coast DevOps, Inc. today announced that Mark Thompson has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. Thompson will guide GCDO’s DevOps for ITOps strategy, which is to deliver proven automation and service assurance solutions for complex digital transformation initiatives. GCDO launched operations last month and its services are now available.
“Mark is a long-time associate of ours so we are confident that he is an ideal fit for our growing technical organization,” said Scott Kimmelman, Founder & CEO. “He is a proven CTO/CIO and world-class product developer with the commitment to build teams and products that create new markets and opportunities for IT organizations. He has already hit the ground running.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining this outstanding engineering-oriented organization during our launch phase,” said Thompson. “I’m looking forward to working closely with our clients as they deploy the GCDO Services Methodology and build blueprints for revenue-generating services. We will have a laser-like focus on empowering IT organizations to achieve operational continuity and efficiency.”
A serial entrepreneur, Thompson has more than 20 years’ experience with tech startups in the IT Operations and enterprise software spaces. Previously, Thompson was a co-founder of WhyFly, an Internet Service Provider offering low-cost, high-performance broadband services. While earning his degree in Economics (Quantitative Analysis) from San Diego State, Thompson served in the United States Marine Corps for six years.
GCDO is founded on agile principles of DevOps for ITOps designed to allow clients to reduce complexity and focus on innovation. The DevOps for ITOps process removes the barriers between software development and IT operations by aligning technology with organizational and operational objectives. The Gulf Coast DevOps Services Methodology and integrated business assurance services are designed to help IT Operations teams manage digital transformation projects with minimal service disruptions.