RALEIGH, N.C - —
Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the appointment of Nick Van Wyk to the role of Senior Transformation Executive, in addition to his current role as Vice President, Global Operations. Van Wyk is responsible for the execution of all elements of Red Hat's operations, including subscription management, sales operations and channel operations. In addition, Van Wyk will lead a recently developed Transformation Team charged with the development of processes and systems to improve global operating efficiency and performance.
Van Wyk has over 30 years of global operations experience in the computer industry, spanning multiple functional disciplines including systems support, systems engineering, strategic and capacity planning, performance management, telecommunications, business systems development, consulting, marketing and business management. He also has a strong background working in international markets, including direct experience leading teams in Europe and Africa, as well as experience leveraging technology both in a business deployment client side as well as supplier side product and services.
"Nick does an excellent job of bringing the customer perspective to his operations role," said Charlie Peters, CFO at Red Hat. "Also, his international experience is a great match for the global scale of Red Hat."
Prior to his role as Vice President, Global Operations with Red Hat, Van Wyk was a Vice President of Sales and Channel Operations at EMC’s Software Group based in California. During his tenure at EMC, he was responsible for assisting the integration efforts of Legato. Prior to EMC, he served at Legato in Europe, where he was responsible for a Sales team. Here, he successfully repositioned and grew the channel with consistent year-on-year growth during down market conditions.
Van Wyk is based in Raleigh, NC and reports to Red Hat Executive Vice President and CFO, Charlie Peters.
For more information about Red Hat, please visit www.redhat.com. For more news, more often, visit www.press.redhat.com.
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world’s leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 50 satellite offices spanning the globe. CIOs have ranked Red Hat first for value in Enterprise Software for three consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat provides high-quality, low-cost technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to the integration of acquisitions; the ability of the Company to effectively compete; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's growth and international operations; adverse results in litigation; the dependence on key personnel as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions
Risk Factors and
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release.
LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. RED HAT and JBOSS are registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the US and other countries.