Press release

GIANNI ANGUILLETTI ALLA GUIDA DI RED HAT ITALIA

Il nuovo Country Sales Manager vanta una pluriennale esperienza in realta' multinazionali

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), leader mondiale nella fornitura di soluzioni software open source per l'enterprise, ha nominato Gianni Anguilletti Country Sales Manager per l'Italia. In questo ruolo, avra' la responsabilita' di gestire e coordinare le attivita' commerciali dell'azienda in Italia, e l'obiettivo di consolidare ed incrementare il market share esistente.

Gianni Anguilletti vanta una pluriennale esperienza nello sviluppo del business per realta' multinazionali ed ha contribuito alla realizzazione di numerose partnership di successo con clienti prestigiosi.

Sono entusiasta di entrare a far parte di Red Hat, rafforzando cosi' il team italiano che, grazie al talento, alla passione ed all'impegno dei suoi componenti, ha gia' ottenuto dei brillanti risultati", ha detto Anguilletti. "Vorrei sottolineare come l'espansione della filiale locale, che proseguira' con l'assunzione di nuove risorse tecniche e commerciali, sia la piu' concreta testimonianza della volonta' di Red Hat di continuare ad investire nel nostro mercato, ad ulteriore garanzia delle collaborazioni strategiche che sono state e continueranno ad essere instaurate con i nostri clienti".

Desideriamo infatti impegnarci ancora piu' a fondo nella diffusione di quei concetti di liberta' di scelta, innovazione tecnologica e "collaborativita' " che sono alla base della nostra missione aziendale e che si concretizzano in un efficienza operativa e miglior competitivita' per le aziende che adottano le nostre soluzioni", ha concluso Anguilletti.

L'innesto di Gianni e' molto importante per Red Hat", ha dichiarato Franz Meyer, SEMEA Director di Red Hat. "La sua esperienza e le sue doti comunicative e relazionali gli permetteranno di sviluppare significativi rapporti con clienti e partner, e di rafforzare la presenza dell'azienda in un mercato per noi significativo e ricco di opportunita' ".

Prima di entrare in Red Hat, Gianni Anguilletti ha ricoperto diversi ruoli manageriali in Business Objects, Think3 Incorporated e PTC (Parametric Technology Corporation). Sposato, con un figlio, e' nato a Bologna nel 1964.

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