James M. Whitehurst
Jim Whitehurst is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat, Inc., or Red Hat, a provider of open source enterprise IT software solutions and services, a position he has held since January 2008. Mr. Whitehurst previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Delta Air Lines, or Delta, from July 2005 to August 2007, and as Chief Network and Planning Officer of Delta from May 2004 to July 2005. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Whitehurst served as Senior Vice President, Finance, Treasury & Business Development for Delta. Before joining Delta, Mr. Whitehurst held multiple positions at the Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm. Mr. Whitehurst serves as a director of Red Hat and United Continental Holdings, Inc. (United Airlines), a major American air carrier. He formerly served as a director of DigitalGlobe, Inc., a builder and operator of satellites for digital imaging. The board selected Mr. Whitehurst to serve as a director because of his strong executive management experience within diverse business environments and his ability to provide valuable strategic advice and offer financial, managerial and international expertise to the Board of Directors.