As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Eric Shander is responsible for leading the global finance organization for Red Hat Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. He most recently served as Red Hat’s acting CFO, and vice president and chief accounting officer. Since joining Red Hat in 2015, Shander has helped build a world-class finance operation. Shander came to Red Hat with more than 25 years of financial, operational, and business leadership experience at global software and technology companies, including IBM and Lenovo.
At IBM, Shander held several key roles in the company’s finance and operations organizations, including serving as the company’s vice president of Americas IT infrastructure delivery from 2011-2015, leading an organization comprised of more than 22,000 IT professionals. Prior to that he ran IBM’s Finance and Accounting Global Process Services division from 2008-2011.
Shander rejoined IBM in 2008 from Lenovo, where he was the company’s vice president and chief accountant. At Lenovo, he led the formation of the global CFO function immediately after the company acquired IBM’s PC business in 2005. Prior to Lenovo, Shander spent nearly 15 years at IBM, where he held a variety of finance and accounting roles.