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President and chief executive officer
Jim Whitehurst was named president and chief executive officer of Red Hat in December 2007.
Before joining Red Hat, Whitehurst held various positions at Delta Air Lines, most recently as chief operating officer, responsible for operations, sales and customer service, network and revenue management, marketing and corporate strategy. Prior to joining Delta, Whitehurst served as a partner at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and held various leadership roles in its Chicago, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Atlanta offices.
Whitehurst is a native of Columbus, Georgia.