Writing, Skiing, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
Longtime champion of products in the high-tech sector, sales veteran Steve Sickler can be counted on to deliver bottom-line results. A proven leader, he currently oversees national commercial sales at NComputing. Recruited to the virtual desktop company three years ago, Mr. Sickler boosted the company’s revenues almost 350 percent during his short tenure. He also attracted marquee customers Nike and Weyerhaeuser, who chose the NComputing solution over the competition.
Steve Sickler found similar success at his prior post as Regional Vice President at BEA Systems, developer of systems-oriented architecture and middleware applications. Tapped to turn around its faltering Western region, Mr. Sickler grew annual revenues from $3 million in 2005 to $10 million in 2007. It came as no surprise when the thriving firm was acquired by Oracle Corporation the following year. No stranger to Oracle, Mr. Sickler previously had worked for Silicon Valley-based Selectica, Inc., where he often was pitted against software Goliaths like Oracle and SAP. Initially hired as Selectica’s Vice President in charge of Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, Mr. Sickler took over the entire Western region less than two years later. While there, he managed to shrink the sales force by 35 percent while spurring growth of license revenue by 64 percent.
From 1999 to 2002, Steve Sickler served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sitelite, Inc. Under his leadership, the managed services vendor dominated its competition in revenue growth and customer expansion in 2001. Before joining Sitelite, Mr. Sickler managed regional sales at PeopleSoft, Inc., Tivoli Systems, and ViewStar Corporation (now Global 360). He launched his career in the technology industry in 1980 at Unisys, a leading manufacturer of mainframes, minicomputers, and software. In his first year with that company, he was named the top U.S. salesperson and earned an invitation to join its President’s Club.
Steve Sickler makes his home in Coto de Caza, California, and was voted President of his local Rotary Club in 2005. In his leisure time, he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and writing. For five years, Mr. Sickler penned the column “Behind the Gates,” which appeared in the Orange County Register.