Charles "Charlie" Peters oversees Red Hat's finance and IT organizations, including operations and investor relations. He joined Red Hat in August 2004. Peters has more than 30 years of experience in financial leadership, including 20 years in publicly traded companies. He formerly held the position of chief financial officer with multinational Burlington Industries.
From 1991 to 1995, Peters was senior vice president, Finance, at Boston Edison Company, a NYSE-listed $1.5 billion electric power company serving the Boston area. Before that, for 6 years he served as chief financial officer at GenRad, Inc., a NYSE-listed multinational manufacturer of scientific test equipment.
Peters began his career with Price Waterhouse in 1973, serving in Boston and London in the audit division, and is also a certified public accountant.