Michael Cunningham

Executive vice president and general counsel

With more than 20 years of business and legal experience in the global marketplace, Michael Cunningham joined Red Hat® in June 2004 as general counsel. Prior to Red Hat, Cunningham served as associate general counsel for IBM as well as partner and associate general counsel for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

At IBM, Cunningham was head legal advisor to the Business Consulting Services division for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), as well as a member of the global Senior Management Team for Business Consulting Services.

At PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cunningham's work included global responsibility for the delivery of transactional legal services to PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, as well as the role of lead lawyer in EMEA for this business. Before entering the practice of law, Cunningham was an engineer with Sperry Defense Electronics—now Unisys.

Cunningham earned a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics and statistics at State University of New York at Stony Brook and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a member of numerous professional and legal organizations, including the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Computer Law Association.