DeLisa Alexander

Executive vice president and chief people officer, People

DeLisa Alexander, executive vice president and chief people officer, leads the organization responsible for global human resources, including Red Hat® University. The organization's mission is to be a strategic partner to the business in acquiring, developing, and retaining talent and to enhance the Red Hat culture and talent brand. Red Hat has been recognized as one of the best places to work in multiple publications around the globe on many occasions.

In 2010, Alexander received a "Women in Business" executive award from the Triangle Business Journal. Alexander serves on the executive committee of the Board of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the NC State Management College Diversity Board, and the advisory boards of the Connected Women of North Carolina and the Raleigh Junior League.

Alexander joined Red Hat in 2001 and served in the office of General Counsel until mid 2006, most recently as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary. During this time, Alexander was responsible for, among other items, equity and executive compensation, and trademark, copyright, and employment matters. Alexander also advised the company's management and board of directors on securities and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Alexander was associated with the law firm Kilpatrick Stockton where she focused on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital, and intellectual property licensing. She started her career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable William B. Chandler, chancellor of the renowned Delaware Court of Chancery.