Welcoming Barry Crist, New Vice President, Enterprise, to Opscode

This morning, we added a new team member to the Opscode family, Barry Crist, our new Vice President, Enterprise. Barry was previously CEO of Likewise, a company with a strong open source to enterprise go-to-market model that had wide industry reach including OEM agreements with VMware, Dell, HP, Riverbed, and EMC. Likewise was acquired by EMC Isilon in September 2012.

At Opscode, Barry will be focused on guiding our enterprise strategy and execution as we continue to witness rapid growth of the Opscode Chef platform among the Global 10,000.

Here’s what Barry himself had to say about joining the Opscode team:

“I’m ecstatic to join Opscode during such an exciting period in both the company’s growth and a major shift in the IT landscape. Opscode has the opportunity to capitalize on the enterprise shift toward DevOps and infrastructure automation and become a significant force in the software industry.”

It’s safe to say the rest of us at Opscode agree!

Barry was most recently as an Executive-in-Residence at Ignition Partners, an Opscode investor. Prior to Ignition and Likewise, he spent time as an executive at Mercury, now a division of HP, as well as Network Associates (now McAfee) and Apple.

You can read more about Barry here. Please give him a warm welcome to Opscode and the Chef Community!

Lucas Welch

Former Chef Employee