Vice President, General Manager, Public Sector, Red Hat

Paul Smith leads the Red Hat Government business unit with responsibility for sales, marketing, consulting, channels and strategic planning. Mr. Smith brings to Red Hat more than 20 years of experience marketing key technologies to the government marketplace. Before joining Red Hat, Mr. Smith was Vice President of Government Operations at VERITAS. During his 5 year tenure, the business unit was the fastest growing vertical at VERITAS increasing from less than $15M to more than $200M. Mr. Smith worked at Netscape Communications where he ran sales for their State & Local organization nationwide. Prior to that he ran sales organizations at Oracle in the areas of Public Sector, Aerospace and Defense and DOD. Before joining Oracle, Smith worked for Unisys Corporation where he held management positions responsible for Federal Civilian Agencies. Mr. Smith holds a bachelor of business administration from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.