Red Hat Announces New Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances

Raleigh

July 8, 2013

Proven leader to drive Red Hat’s strategic partnerships with global Alliance, SI, ISV and OEM partners

Raleigh, N.C. – July 8, 2013 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has named a new vice president of Global Strategic Alliances. Scott Musson, previously of VMWare, will be responsible for Red Hat’s global alliance, system integrator and independent software vendor (ISV) relationships, and will manage Red Hat’s strategic relationships with HP, IBM, Dell and Cisco.

Red Hat’s rich channel and partner ecosystem helps organizations around the world navigate to the open hybrid cloud, manage operation of their datacenter and modernize applications. Under Musson’s leadership, Red Hat’s Global Strategic Alliances team will work to develop joint business plans with partners and develop assets around Red Hat technologies, helping to further Red Hat’s leadership in the technology industry.

Musson joins Red Hat from VMWare, where he most recently served as their senior director of Global Strategic Alliances responsible for developing and executing a strategic and technical alliance collaboration model, which leveraged key partner strengths and initiatives. Before joining VMWare, Musson established a proven track record as a leader with posts at other IT companies including NCR, HP and Dell.

Supporting Quotes
Mark Enzweiler, vice president of Global Channels and Alliances, Red Hat
“Scott and his team will continue to develop and nurture our key strategic alliances as we deliver our award winning solutions to the channel. Scott’s proven ability to lead and his far reaching expertise will benefit Red Hat as we work to offer the best resources, tools and assets our partners need to succeed. We welcome Scott to the Red Hat team.”

Scott Musson, vice president of Global Strategic Alliances, Red Hat
“I’m honored to join a passionate team that has built strong relationships with and continues to show commitment to their partners. Red Hat’s leadership in key technology areas, including cloud, big data and application infrastructure and modernization, offers some exciting opportunities to make an impact. I look forward to finding new ways to further Red Hat’s industry leadership together with our partners.”

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