Paul Smith is vice president of government sales operations at Red Hat. As such, he is responsible for marketing, consulting, channels and strategic planning for the Red Hat government business unit, which is responsible for the U.S. federal government worldwide and the U.S. state, local and education marketplace nationally.
Prior to joining Red Hat in November 2004, Smith was vice president of government operations at VERITAS. Before this position, Smith ran sales for Netscape Communications for its State and local organization nationwide. Prior to that, he ran sales organizations at Oracle in the areas of public sector, aerospace, and Defense and the Department of Defense. Before joining Oracle, Smith worked for Unisys Corporation.
Smith earned his B.A. from Loyola College.