Jim Totton

Vice president, Platform Business Unit

Jim Totton holds P&L responsibility for the Red Hat® Platform Business Unit, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux® and the company's real-time, storage and client product lines.

A veteran of the computing industry for more than 30 years, Totton joined Red Hat having held key leadership positions with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Dell, and Microsoft.

At DEC, Totton held many engineering and technology leadership roles, including serving as software vice president where he led Windows engineering, product management, and marketing organizations, bringing some of the earliest broad Windows NT enterprise solutions to market.

In 1999 he was recruited by Dell and served as vice president of software where he led the software product group in delivering operating systems and applications across their hardware product lines. Most recently he served as Microsoft's GM of marketing in their OEM division where he led business development and product management for Microsoft's worldwide OEM channel.