Ernest Jones is the Vice President, North America Sales, Partners & Alliances for Red Hat. He is responsible for selling, delivering, and successfully deploying solutions to Red Hat’s clients across North America with a team of talented and dedicated Red Hatters, Partners, ISVs, SIs, Value Added-Resellers, Distributors and Strategic Alliances.
Prior to his current role with Red Hat he was previously the Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer for vVENTS.com based in the United States where he was responsible for all global sales & commercial activities for the company which innovated and delivered the world’s only Cloud based PAAS for monetization of video content. The ALANTU platform allowed content creators and commercial clients to livestream and offer video content via VOD while also integrating social computing and ecommerce function with advanced back-end analytics that provided users with useful insights that differentiated them versus their competition. In January 2020, vVENTS was acquired by Streamkast.
Ernest also held executive roles of increasing responsibility for over 20 years with IBM and Oracle. At Oracle, he served as Group Vice President leading the North America Cloud Infrastructure and Strategic Business Units respectively. In 2016 he was named GVP of the year and consistently over-achieved his annual objectives while building a new organization focused on delivering Cloud solutions to North America’s largest Enterprise clients, including AT&T, Verizon, Apple, Ebay and Paypal, Wells Fargo, Bloomberg, etc.
Ernest spent 19 plus years with IBM and as Vice President, he was responsible for more than $2B in annual revenue of IBM's premier enterprise solutions in North America. During his tenure, he partnered to deliver and implement leading enterprise asset management and facilities management solutions to the world’s largest Energy & Utilities and Oil & Gas clients including Maximo, SmartCloud monitoring and orchestration while leading the global Tivoli sales organization.
Mr. Jones received his M.B.A., in General Management and International Business from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He is an avid golfer, enjoys coding and learning about WebRTC and all communication technologies. Ernest resides in Orlando, FL with his wife of 23 years, Ann Marie and his sons Christian and Connor and dogs Pepper and SugarRay.