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Red Hat Expands North American Sales and Channel Leadership Team

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the expansion of its North American sales leadership with three key appointments. Red Hat named D. Robert Martin as vice president of North American Partner Sales, John Tzioufas as vice president of North American Emerging Product Sales, and Matt Androski as vice president of West Region Sales. These additions are aimed at supporting Red Hat’s momentum as enterprises journey to the open hybrid cloud.

Martin, an executive with more than twenty years’ experience in sales and sales leadership, joins Red Hat to lead the development and execution of Red Hat's North America channel strategy and partner sales execution. He will be responsible for driving sales and developing relationships with North American channel partners, including resellers and distributors, as well as alliance partners like independent software vendors (ISV), system integrators (SI), value-added resellers (VAR), original equipment manufacturers (OEM), and embedded, cloud, and hosted infrastructure providers. Most recently, Martin served as vice president of Global Indirect Channels at VCE, Inc. where he was responsible for creating and executing the worldwide channel sales strategy for the Vblock converged infrastructure platform that supported the implementation of cloud computing across multiple market segments. Prior to VCE, Martin held several leadership roles at Cisco including senior director of Worldwide VTG Channel Sales; director of Business Strategy and Operations for the U.S. and Canada Channels; and senior operations director for U.S. Channels. Martin has been named one of CRN's Top 100 Channel Executives.

Tzioufas also joins Red Hat with more than twenty years of sales experience. At Red Hat, he will be responsible for promoting the success of a multi-product customer diffusion strategy and help spur growth and adoption of all of Red Hat's emerging products, including cloud, storage and virtualization. Before joining Red Hat, he served as the vice president of Sales for Hewlett Packard, where he was the field leader for the eastern half of the U.S. Tzioufas has held leadership roles at FAST Search and Transfer, Sonicsoftware, TIBCO Software, and RightWorks Corporation.

Androski will be responsible for leading a team at Red Hat tasked with promoting the success of a multi-product, go-to-market strategy for Red Hat's West Region sales organization. Most recently, Androski was vice president of Sales and general manager for North America at Mindjet. There, he oversaw Mindjet Enterprise and Corporate teams responsible for selling Mindjet subscription services. Prior to Mindjet, Androski held sales leadership roles at mSA International, Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO), Adobe Systems, and Microsoft.

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Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Alliances, Red Hat

"I'm excited to welcome D., John and Matt to the Red Hat team. All three leaders have proven success in the industry. Their passion and enthusiasm for Red Hat and our open source business model, leads me to believe they will fit in perfectly and complement the current momentum our North America team has successfully built with our partners and customers."

Rick Akie, vice president and general manager, North America Sales, Red Hat

"D., John and Matt possess deep experience and key leadership skills that will help Red Hat take our relationships with partners and customers to the next level. As Red Hat moves from a solution provider to true advisor, offering comprehensive infrastructure stack solutions, we need leaders such as these to help lead the way."

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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

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