Kevin Thompson Named to Instructure Board of Directors

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure (NYSE:INST), a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter, today announced the appointment of Kevin Thompson to its board of directors, effective November 16, 2016. Instructure also announced the resignation of Byron B. Deeter from the board, effective November 15, 2016. Mr. Deeter resigned from the board after three years of service.

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Mr. Thompson is president and chief executive officer of SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software. Prior to joining SolarWinds in 2006, he held the position of chief financial officer at Surgient, a software firm, SAS Institute, a business intelligence software company, and Red Hat, an enterprise software company.

"I would like to welcome Kevin to the Instructure Board," said Josh Coates, CEO of Instructure. "He brings tremendous industry, public market and leadership expertise from his nearly 30 years in the software industry. The addition of Kevin further enhances our Board's ability to guide Instructure through its next chapter of growth."

"Additionally, I want to thank Byron for his contributions and service to Instructure over the last three years. We appreciate his dedication to the company," concluded Mr. Coates.

"Instructure has an impressive track record of delivering highly intuitive learning management software," said Mr. Thompson. "I've been watching the company's success from afar, and am excited to be joining the board of directors and take an active role in contributing to the company's continued growth."

Instructure, Inc. is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 2,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K-12, and Bridge for the corporate market at

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