Board of Directors

James M. Whitehurst , Director, President and CEO

James M. Whitehurst has served as the President and CEO of Red Hat and as a member of the Board since January 2008. Prior to joining Red Hat, Mr. Whitehurst served as the Chief Operating Officer of Delta Air Lines, Inc. from July 2005 to August 2007, as Senior Vice President and Chief Network and Planning Officer from May 2004 to July 2005 and as Senior Vice President-Finance, Treasury & Business Development from January 2002 to May 2004. Prior to joining Delta, he was a partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Whitehurst also serves on the board of directors of United Continental Holdings, Inc., the holding company of United Airlines, Inc., a global airline company, and SecureWorks Corp., a provider of information security solutions.

Sohaib Abbasi , Director

Sohaib Abbasi served as the Chief Executive Officer and president of Informatica Corporation from July 2004 until August 2015 and as Chairman of its board of directors from March 2005 until August 2015.  He served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Informatica Holdco, Inc. from August 2015 through January 2016. Until 2003, Mr. Abbasi was Senior Vice President, Oracle Tools Division and Oracle Education at Oracle Corporation, which he joined in 1982. From 1994 to 2000, he was senior vice president, Oracle Tools Product Division.  Mr. Abbasi currently serves on the board of directors of New Relic, Inc., a software analytics provider to enterprises.

Steve Albrecht , Director

Steve Albrecht, who previously served on Red Hat's Board from April 2003 through June 2009, is the Gunnell Endowed Professor and a Wheatley Fellow at the Marriott School of Management (“Marriott School”) at Brigham Young University ("BYU").  Dr. Albrecht also served as mission president in Japan for his church from July 2009 through July 2012.  Dr. Albrecht, a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor and certified fraud examiner, joined BYU in 1977 after teaching at Stanford University and the University of Illinois and served as Associate Dean of the Marriott School until July 2008. Prior to becoming a professor, he worked as an accountant for Deloitte & Touche. Dr. Albrecht currently serves on the board of directors of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor design and manufacturing company, and SkyWest, Inc., the holding company of SkyWest Airlines, a regional airline company.  He is the past president of the American Accounting Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is a former trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation that oversees the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and a former trustee of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO), the organization that designed the internal control framework used by nearly all public companies and other organizations.

Charlene Begley , Director

Charlene Begley served in various capacities at General Electric from 1988 through December 2013. Most recently, she served in a dual role as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE’s Home and Business Solutions business from January 2010 through December 2013. Ms. Begley served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Enterprise Solutions from August 2007 through December 2009. During her career at GE, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Plastics and GE Transportation, led GE’s Corporate Audit staff and served as the Chief Financial Officer for GE Transportation and GE Plastics Europe and India. Ms. Begley currently serves on the board of directors of Nasdaq, Inc., a global exchange group that delivers trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, and public company services, and WPP plc, a provider of marketing communications services globally.

Narendra K. Gupta , Director

Narendra K. Gupta co-founded and has served as Managing Director of Nexus Venture Partners, an India-focused venture capital fund, since December 2006. In 1980, Dr. Gupta co-founded Integrated Systems Inc., a provider of products for embedded software development, which went public in 1990. Dr. Gupta served as Integrated System's President and CEO from founding until 1994 and as Chairman until 2000 when Integrated Systems merged with Wind River Systems, Inc., a provider of device software optimization solutions. Dr. Gupta served as Wind River's Vice Chairman from 2000 until its acquisition by Intel Corporation in 2009. Dr. Gupta served on the board of directors of Tibco Software Inc, a provider of service-oriented architecture and business process management enterprise software, from 2002 until 2014. He has served on the board of trustees of the California Institute of Technology since 2010.

Kim Hammonds , Director

Kim Hammonds has served as Global Chief Operating Officer at Deutsche Bank AG, a global financial services company, since January 2016 and became a member of the Deutsche Bank Management Board in August 2016.  She joined Deutsche Bank as Global Chief Information Officer and Global Co-Head Technology and Operations in November 2013 from The Boeing Company, a global aerospace company.  Ms. Hammonds joined Boeing in 2008 and served in a number of capacities, including most recently as Chief Information Officer/Vice President, Global Infrastructure, Global Business Systems from January 2011 to November 2013.  Ms. Hammonds joined Boeing from Dell Incorporated, where she led IT systems development for manufacturing operations in the Americas, and directed global IT reliability and factory systems.

William S. Kaiser , Director

William S. Kaiser has been employed by Greylock Management Corporation, a venture capital firm, since May 1986 and has been one of the general partners of several limited partnerships affiliated with Greylock Partners since January 1988.  Mr. Kaiser served on the board of directors of several private organizations in addition to Constant Contact, Inc., a provider of products and services that help small organizations create and grow customer relationships, from May 2006 to February 2016.  In addition he serves or has served on the board of directors of a number of public and private companies.

Donald H. Livingstone , Director

Donald H. Livingstone retired in August 2011 from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Business (the "Marriott School") where he had served as a teaching professor since 1994. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Livingstone served as director of the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the Marriott School from 1995 until 2007. During 2002 to 2007, Mr. Livingstone served on the board of directors of a number of public and private companies.  Mr. Livingstone took a leave of absence from the Marriott School from July 2007 until June 2009 to serve on a missionary assignment in Africa for his church. Prior to joining Brigham Young University, Mr. Livingstone had a 29-year career with Arthur Andersen LLP that included service as an audit and consulting services partner in the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

General H. Hugh Shelton , Chairman of the Board

General H. Hugh Shelton has served as the Executive Director of the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at North Carolina State University since January 2002 in addition to serving as a board member, consultant and advisor to a number of entities. From January 2002 until April 2006, General Shelton served as the President, International Operations, for M.I.C. Industries, an international manufacturing company. General Shelton served as the 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1997 until his retirement in September 2001. General Shelton serves on the board of directors of L-3 Communications Corporation, a supplier of products and services used in the aerospace and defense industries. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of several other public companies.  As our independent Board Chair, General Shelton presides over our regularly scheduled executive sessions of non-management directors.

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