The Linux Foundation leadership team includes experts in business, open source, and ecosystem development. Team members help open source communities build sustainable ecosystems that advance software development and introduce the principles of shared R&D across industries.
Abby Kearns
Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation

A true tech veteran, Abby Kearns’ 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 ...

Andy Updegrove
Legal Counsel

Andy Updegrove 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...

Angela Brown
VP of Events

Angela Brown 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 ma...

Arpit Joshipura
General Manager, Networking

Arpit Joshipura 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 Behlendorf is the Executive Director of Hyperledger. 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
VP of Developer Programs

Chris Aniszczyk 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 Seepersad 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 open source community.

Dan Cauchy
General Manager, Automotive

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

Dan Kohn
Executive Director, CNCF

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

Heather Kirksey

Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms.

Jamie E. Smith
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Smith has dedicated her twenty year career to serving in various senior government and industry roles at the exciting crossroads between communications, marketing, policy, technology, national security and women’s empowe...

Jim Zemlin
Executive Director

Jim Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing, and open source software. As Executive Eirector of The Linux Foundation, he...

Karen Copenhaver
Legal Counsel

Karen Copenhaver is legal counsel to The Linux Foundation. She was previously a partner in Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP ‘s Business & Technology practice.

Kate Stewart
Senior Director of Strategic Programs

Kate Stewart 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 Kempke manages marketing and communications for The Linux Foundation. She was previously a Senior Vice President with MSL, the global public relations and integrated communications firm within Publicis Groupe.

Mark Hinkle
Executive Director, Node.js Foundation

Mark Hinkle is the Executive Director of the Node.js Foundation, one of The Linux Foundation’s largest and fastest growing projects.

Mike Dolan
VP of Strategic Programs

Michael Dolan is VP of Strategic Programs supporting open source projects and legal programs at The Linux Foundation.

Mike Woster
Chief Revenue Officer

Mike Woster is the Chief Revenue Officer of The Linux Foundation and was a founding executive team member. He joined the Foundation in 2008, when it had only a handful of employees.

Phil Robb
VP of Operations, Networking & Orchestration

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

Philip DesAutels
Senior Director of IoT

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

Russell Farnell
VP of Finance and Human Resources

Russell Farnell is responsible for overseeing finance, human resources, and operations at The Linux Foundation. His background spans more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience working at a number of organizati...