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Tim Yeaton

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Tim Yeaton is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Red Hat. He brings more than 35 years of software and technology management and marketing experience to the company, including serving as CEO of Black Duck Software. Under his leadership, Black Duck experienced more than 30 percent annualized year-over-year growth, completed 3 major acquisitions, created a joint venture in greater China, and built a worldwide operation with a presence in 23 countries. Prior to Black Duck, he was chief marketing officer for Equallogic before it was acquired by Dell Corp.

Previously, Yeaton spent several years at Red Hat as Senior Vice President of worldwide marketing and as General Manager of enterprise solutions. During his first tenure, he was instrumental in expanding the company’s business into the developer and middleware markets with acquisitions of JBoss® and MetaMatrix, and built go-to-market partnerships with companies like IBM, HP, Dell, and Oracle.

In 2009, Yeaton was named one of the most influential people in the open source software industry based on a MindTouch survey. In 2010, he was named a COPU Think Tank Advisor, which recognizes key global thought leaders in open source software. Also in 2010, he was named a CEO of the Year finalist by the Mass Technology Leadership Council.