The Linux Foundation leadership team is comprised of experts in business, open source, and ecosystem development. Our executives strive to build sustainable open source projects that advance the next generation of open source software and introduce the principles of shared R&D to new endeavors.

Abby Kearns
Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation

A true tech veteran, Abby’s 18 year career has spanned product marketing, product management, and consulting at a mix of Fortune 500 and startup companies. Abby was most recently on the Product Management team at Pivotal, f...

Andy Updegrove
Legal Counsel

Andy is a partner and founder of Gesmer Updegrove LLP, a Boston-based technology law firm, and has represented and helped structure more than 135 worldwide standard-setting, open source, promotional, and advocacy consortia ov...

Angela Brown
VP of Events

Angela manages The Linux Foundation's global conferences, with responsibilities including market research, attendee and sponsorship acquisition, and event marketing and production. She has been producing and marketing events ...

Arpit Joshipura
General Manager, Networking

Arpit brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation with technical depth and business breadth.

Brian Behlendorf
Executive Director, Hyperledger

Brian is the Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project. He was a primary developer of the Apache web server—the most popular web server software on the internet—and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation....

Chris Aniszczyk
COO of Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Chris brings more than 15 years of experience as The Linux Foundation’s vice president of Developer Programs. He focuses on working with the developer community to advance open source projects at scale.

Clyde Seepersad
General Manager, Training and Certification

Clyde is responsible for the training and certification arms of The Linux Foundation. The goal of the team is to provide high quality training and skills development to the Linux community.

Dan Cauchy
General Manager, Automotive

Dan is the General Manager of Automotive at Linux Foundation. He is responsible for the overall management and execution of the Automotive Grade Linux collaborative project, an industry effort to build an open source automoti...

Dan Kohn
Executive Director, CNCF

Dan is Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus.

Heather Kirksey

Heather works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms. She oversees and provides guidance for all aspects of the project, from technology to community and marketing, and repo...

Jim Zemlin
Executive Director

<p dir="ltr">Jim's career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses t...

Karen Copenhaver
Legal Counsel

Karen is a partner in Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP ‘s Business & Technology practice, focusing on technology transfer and licensing of intellectual property, with a specific emphasis on open source business models.

Kate Stewart
Senior Director of Strategic Programs

Kate is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs responsible for the Open Compliance programs encompassing the SPDX, FOSSology, OpenChain and other compliance related projects.

Laura Kempke
VP of Communications

Laura manages The Linux Foundation's communications and project marketing services. Before joining The Linux Foundation, she was a senior vice president with MSL Group, the communications firm within Publicis Groupe and a top...

Mark Hinkle
Executive Director, Node.js Foundation

Mark is the Executive Director of the Node.js Foundation, one of The Linux Foundation’s largest and fastest growing projects. Previously he was the Linux Foundation’s VP of Marketing, working to promote the projects, even...

Mike Dolan
VP of Strategic Programs

Michael Dolan is VP of Strategic Programs responsible for Collaborative Projects and Legal Programs at The Linux Foundation. The Linux Foundation’s purpose is to spread the collaborative DNA of open source and Linux to acce...

Mike Woster
Chief Revenue Officer

Mike is the Chief Revenue Officer and Founding Executive Team Member of The Linux Foundation. He joined The Linux Foundation in March 2008, when the foundation had only a handful of employees.

Noriaki Fukuyasu
Vice President of Linux Foundation Japan

Noriaki is the Vice President of Japan Operations for The Linux Foundation. Prior to joining The Linux Foundation, he led the international business for a leading Japanese Linux distributor, Turbolinux, Inc., as Director of I...

Penny Yao
VP of Product Development and Operations

Penny is VP of Product Development and Operations, responsible for the development of the applications that support the Linux Foundation’s core businesses and collaborative projects. Penny has held a broad range of product ...

Phil Robb
Interim Executive Director, OpenDaylight

Phil's experience spans more than 30 years working on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s.

Philip DesAutels
Sr. Director of IoT

Building on 25 years of industry experience managing the interface of technology and society, Philip is a rare mix of­ a technologist who understands how to enable business value and an entrepreneur who understands how to le...

Russell Farnell
VP of Finance and Human Resources

Russell is responsible for overseeing finance, human resources, and operations at The Linux Foundation. He comes to the organization with more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience working at a number of organiza...

Sheryl Chamberlain
Chief of Staff

Sheryl oversees all operational activities for the Foundation and is the key point of contact between executive management and stakeholders.