Red Hat Appoints Alfred W. Zollar to its Board of Directors


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Alfred (“Al”) W. Zollar has been appointed to Red Hat’s board of directors.

As Red Hat works with organizations around the world to help them navigate today’s dynamic business environment and expanding customer expectations for digital solutions, Al will help us continue to anticipate and deliver open source technologies to best serve their needs.

Naren Gupta

chairman of Red Hat’s board of directors

Zollar has served as an executive partner at Siris Capital Group, LLC, a private equity firm, since February 2014. He previously held several leadership positions at IBM, including serving as general manager of its Tivoli Software division; general manager for eServer iSeries; president and CEO of its Lotus Software division; and division general manager of its Network Computer Software division. Zollar began his career at IBM in 1977.

He currently serves on the board of directors of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG), an energy company operating primarily in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. At PEG, he serves as chair of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Audit, Fossil Generation Operations Oversight and Nuclear Generation Operations Oversight Committees. He previously served as a director of the Chubb Corporation, a property and casualty insurance company, from 2001 until 2016.

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Naren Gupta, chairman of Red Hat’s board of directors

“We are pleased to welcome Al Zollar to our board. Al brings deep knowledge of the global technology industry, and his extensive experience in leadership roles as an executive and a director will further strengthen our board. As Red Hat works with organizations around the world to help them navigate today’s dynamic business environment and expanding customer expectations for digital solutions, Al will help us continue to anticipate and deliver open source technologies to best serve their needs.”

Al Zollar, executive partner at Siris Capital Group; member of Red Hat’s board of directors

“I am honored to serve on the Red Hat board of directors. Red Hat is at the forefront of the technology industry and is well-positioned with its portfolio of open source solutions. I look forward to contributing to its continued success.”

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