Red Hat Names Anthony Moretto Vice President of Global Services


United States, June 13, 2002

Technology Industry Veteran and Professional Services to Lead Linux Leader's Global Support Operations

"Tony's extensive background in consulting and professional services allows Red Hat to continue to deliver the industry's best, most comprehensive support offerings to its customers," said Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat. "Enterprise clients have come to expect world class services from Red Hat, and the addition of Tony exemplifies our commitment to those customers. Additionally, Tony's leadership and experience enables us to further expand our global support operations to assist all customers in their UNIX to Linux migrations."

Moretto previously served as vice president and general manager for professional services in North America at Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY) for six years. He was a member of the global management and leadership committees and was responsible for a 700-person field services organization that generated $140 million in revenue.

Prior to this, Moretto spent nearly three years as a senior managing consultant at Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) where he managed professional services in Oracle's emerging Federal sector. Moretto received a BBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

"As Enterprise adoption of open source software increases, customer expectations of service and support grow with it," said Moretto. "I am here to lead our global support efforts to solidify Red Hat's dominant position in delivering enterprise-class Linux to organizations worldwide."


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