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Red Hat Leaders Named 2013 Women of the Channel

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Red Hat's Rachel Cassidy, Margaret-Ann Bolton and Mary Oakley honored for channel expertise and vision</i> </p>

Monday, July 08, 2013

Red Hat Leaders Named 2013 Women of the Channel

08:00 EDT Monday, July 08, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that three of its channel leaders have been named to CRN's 2013 “Women of the Channel” list. Rachel Cassidy, vice president of Global Partner Strategy and Enablement; Margaret-Ann Bolton, senior director of Global Partner Marketing; and Mary Oakley, senior manager of East Commercial Sales, were each honored for their leadership, channel advocacy and commitment to partner success.

The “Women of the Channel” list recognizes top female channel leaders for their accomplishments and far-reaching impact on the technology industry. Honorees were selected by CRN's top editors based on channel experience, program innovations and achievements. The 2013 “Women of the Channel” list is featured online at www.crn.com. CRN is a part of the UBM Tech Channel.

Red Hat's “Women of the Channel” honorees continue recognition for Red Hat's global channel organization by CRN in 2013. Earlier in the year, Red Hat's North America partner program was recognized with a 5-Star award in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide for having a program equipped to give solution providers the best partnering elements for their channel programs. Additionally, three Red Hat executives - Mark Enzweiler, vice president, Global Channels and Alliances; Roger Egan, vice president of North America Channel Sales and Development; and Mike Byrd, director of Public Sector Channel Sales - were named 2013 CRN Channel Chiefs, honoring some of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel today. Red Hat was also named to CRN's 2013 Data Center 100 List, recognizing technology vendors for powering, supporting and protecting today's data center services, and named one of “The 20 Coolest Cloud Platform Vendors Of The Cloud 100.”

Supporting Quotes

Mark Enzweiler, vice president of Global Channels and Alliances, Red Hat

“Rachel, Margaret-Ann, and Mary bring remarkable expertise to Red Hat's channel partnerships. Our partners are a vital component in Red Hat's success. As we deepen our commitment to partners, it's important to have leaders such as Rachel, Margaret-Ann and Mary who understand the challenges and demands of the channel and are equipped to enable our partners' success. Congratulations to each of them on this honor.”

Rachel Cassidy, vice president, Global Partner Strategy and Enablement, Red Hat

"It is an honor to be recognized by CRN for this prestigious list. Along with Margaret-Ann and Mary, our goal is to enable and support our channel partners so they can successfully deliver full scale solutions to their customers. Thank you to our channel partners and CRN. This recognition shows us we're on the right track.”

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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Red Hat, Inc.
Emily Stancil, 919-301-3010
estancil@redhat.com

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