Matt Hicks

Senior Vice President of Engineering, Red Hat

Matt Hicks is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Red Hat.  In this role, he is responsible for all product engineering at Red Hat, including products such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the JBoss Middleware portfolio, OpenStack, OpenShift, and Ansible.  His role also includes Red Hat’s hosted services, such as OpenShift Online,, and OpenShift Dedicated, which serve millions of applications and billions of requests a day.  He has been with Red Hat for 12 years, experiencing it grow from a single product company to the multi-billion dollar enterprise it is today.  He was one of the founding members of the OpenShift team 6 years ago and has been on the forefront of cloud computing ever since.

With over 20 years of experience in Linux and a background in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, Matt has always had a passion for combining infrastructure and application technologies.  Matt’s engineering background before Red Hat includes several years at IBM as well as startup experience, but Matt has also served in a variety of roles in IT and consulting.  That breadth of experience has allowed Matt to help guide technology to solve customer and business problems across all areas of IT.