Laurie Krebs, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Red Hat, is a strategic leader, experienced in developing highly effective finance organizations. Krebs’ extensive industry knowledge has led her to a career of experience in finance, accounting and tax matters for a number of multinational corporations.
Prior to Red Hat, Krebs served as a tax and finance leader for more than 30 years at companies such as KPMG, Nortel, and Cree where she was focused on enabling her organizations as a critical partner for the business. By prioritizing team building and retention, she has cultivated diverse and talented finance departments, resulting in accurate analysis and reporting that has supported the management and growth of billion-dollar companies.
In addition to her role in finance, Krebs prioritizes involvement, and often leadership, in women’s mentoring initiatives in the workplace. Krebs is also a champion of other career development programs, where she offers motivation and inspiration to anyone seeking to further their goals and careers.