Chef Bolsters Executive Team To Position Company For Long-Term Growth

Curt Anderson Joins Chef as CFO, Tucker Callaway Joins Chef as VP of Enterprise Sales, and Tom Murphy Joins Chef as VP of Services

SEATTLE – December 9, 2013 – Chef™ (formerly Opscode), IT automation for speed and awesomeness, today announced three new executive appointments during a period of accelerating company growth. Curt Anderson joins Chef as CFO, having most recently served as CFO for Microsoft’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain Division. Tucker Callaway, who previously served as CA Technologies’ VP of Americas for the Growth Market, joins Chef as VP of Enterprise. And Tom Murphy, who previously served as VP of Customer Success at Apptio, joins Chef as VP of Services.

Chef also announced today that it has secured $32 Million in Series D funding (see separate release) to fuel the company’s rapid growth.

Anderson will report directly to Chef CEO Barry Crist, while Callaway and Murphy will report to Chef’s SVP of Customer Operations Paul Edelhertz.

“We’re now at a tremendous inflection point for our business because Chef adoption is soaring around the globe. The additions of Curt, Tucker, and Tom are important down payments on creating a company of lasting value,” says Barry Crist, CEO of Chef. “Curt comes with decades of proven experience in ramping and managing revenue for large-scale enterprise organizations. Tucker is a tested leader with a history of rapidly growing sales operations in the IT automation market. And Tom has a strong track record of leading top tier customer service organizations in both enterprise SaaS-based and DevOps-oriented businesses. Their dynamic skill sets complement our executive team well, positioning us to best use our new financing to maximum results.”

Chef Deepens Enterprise Pedigree

Anderson brings more than 20 years of finance, marketing and operations experience to his role as Chef CFO, where he will lead Finance, HR, and Legal teams. Prior to Chef, he held a range of executive positions at Microsoft, including, most recently, serving as CFO for the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Group. In that role, he oversaw financial planning, operations and controls for the end-to-end physical and digital supply chains for all of Microsoft’s hardware and software products. He also spent time at Microsoft as CFO of Server and Tools division, where he was responsible for the financial management of more than $20 billion in annual revenue. Prior to Microsoft, he led a variety of marketing and finance initiatives at

“Chef has accelerating revenue, strong Fortune 1000 customer traction, and an incredibly talented and active open source Community,” says Anderson. “With the new funding and a deeply experienced executive team, we’re well positioned to invest in our growth and capitalize on the huge market opportunity for IT automation and software delivery.

Callaway joins Chef with 15 years of enterprise operations and customer experience. Before coming to Chef, he served as VP of Enterprise Sales for [24]7 Inc. Prior to [24]7 Inc., Callaway was CA Technologies’ VP of Americas for the Growth Market, successfully transitioning CA Technologies’ Nimsoft Division from a traditional bookings-based sales model to a Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) model that significantly increased license revenue year-over-year (YoY). He previously served as Regional VP for CA Technologies. And, earlier in his career, he held various sales leadership positions at CA Technologies, Mercury Interactive, and HP Software.

“I’m pumped about the opportunity in front of us,” says Callaway. “Chef adoption has more than doubled, both commercially and in open source over the past 12 months, and this is just the beginning. Barry has built a dynamite executive team and we have blue-chip investors backing us, not to mention the best IT automation platform on the market. I can’t wait to get to work.”

Murphy comes to Chef with more than 15 years of experience in building, leading and expanding global services practices focused on enterprise software solutions. Before joining Chef, he served as VP of Customer Success for Context Relevant. Prior to Context Relevant, Murphy was Apptio’s VP of Customer Success, where he grew his team from three to more than 40 solution delivery professionals and increased annual services revenue from less than $100,000 to nearly $10 million. Before leading Apptio’s customer service team, Murphy held executive positions at Integrian and Mercury Interactive.

“Chef has a vibrant user base and highly engaged open source Community who have already created a rich ecosystem of content for becoming successful with Chef,” adds Murphy. “I can’t wait to work with our customers and contributors in making the Chef experience truly delightful for everyone.”

About Enterprise Chef

Chef models IT infrastructure and application delivery as code, providing the integrated tool chain and automation platform to achieve the speed necessary to succeed in today’s customer-propelled economy. Chef delivers the power and flexibility to move faster in a complex world – from rapid provisioning and deployment of IT resources to the automated delivery of applications and services – at any scale.


About Chef

We are Chef. We are IT automation for speed and awesomeness. We give you a model for automating IT infrastructure and applications that drive self-reliance across your development and operations teams. We are the Chef Community. We are tens of thousands strong. We are helping your businesses become faster, safer and more flexible, so you win in today’s 24×7 digital economy. Join our movement today.

Lucas Welch

Former Chef Employee