Red Hat Makes 3 Executive Appointments; Matt Hicks Quoted

Carolyn Nash, former senior vice president and chief financial officer of Red Hat, has been promoted to the chief operating officer position and she will continue to report directly to President and CEO Matt Hicks.

Nash was appointed to the CFO role earlier this year and led efforts to grow the software provider’s finance operation, Red Hat said Wednesday.

She previously held financial and operational leadership posts at Cisco, Hewlett Packard and KPMG.

Red Hat also elevated 12-year company veteran Jim Palermo to VP and chief information officer from his prior role as VP of digital solutions delivery.

His nearly three-decade experience includes previous work at Cisco and Nortel Networks.

Robert Leibrock, who spent more than 19 years at IBM (NYSE: IBM), joined Red Hat to succeed Nash as SVP and CFO.

While at IBM, he led the overall project office, operations, finance and synergy efforts associated with the 2019 acquisition of Red Hat in an approximately $34 billion deal.

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