Company ProfileBy Mel Duvall | Posted 2003-02-13 Email Print
Dossier: The Linux heavyweight has been easing its way intointo professional services. Does it have the I.T. chops to succeed?
Red Hat Professional Services
1801 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
EMPLOYEES: 45 in professional services
Matthew J. Szulik
Chairman, CEO, President
Helped launch Interleaf and MapInfo before joining Red Hat founder Bob Young in the belief that open source software and a great brand could change the balance of power.
VP, Global Services
Wharton grad spent six years steering Sybase's professional services division, and managed Oracle's professional services for the federal sectors.
Chief Technology Officer
An open source software pioneer, Tiemann has served as Red Hat CTO since January 2000. Was cofounder of Cygnus Solutions where he also served as president.
Products & Services
Core offering is its own version of Linux; it takes the open source Linux kernel, compiles it, tests it for performance and reliability and adds its own features. Offers software update and management service called Red Hat Network, and launched professional services organization in 2001.