Brian Cornell

Brian Cornell

Vice President & GM Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe, Red Hat

Mr. Brian Cornell began his open source career with Red Hat in 2006 as a global account manager, responsible for customers such as Deutsche Telekom, Siemens, and Allianz. Since then, Brian has held several leading roles at Red Hat, including direct sales manager, country manager Germany, sales director DACH, vice president & GM for Central Europe, which has since been extended to Eastern and Northern Europe.

He has successfully established a scalable organization across all of his six sub-regions. In addition to continuous and significant year-on-year growth, the organization has grown from less than 10 people to currently over 300 people in core functions in the past 10 years.

Brian has more than 25 years of sales experience, with a strong background in management (18+ years). Starting his career as an inside sales and back-office manager at BOSCH, he moved onto a sales manager position with KPN for more than six years, where he gained further management experience before joining Red Hat.