Opscode Names New CEO

Opscode names Mitch Hill as CEO

August 9, 2011

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SEATTLE -- Opscode, Inc., the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that the company has named Mitch Hill as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Jesse Robbins in that role. Robbins will serve as Opscode’s Chief Community Officer and will steward the vibrant community ecosystem around Opscode and Chef™.

Hill brings more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in high-growth, technology companies. He previously served as CEO of Avanade, a technology services joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, and was responsible for launching the company in 2000. As the founding CEO of Avanade, he led the team that created a billion-dollar technology services firm, successfully providing infrastructure, development and business solutions built on Microsoft technology. He was also managing partner for Accenture’s electronics and high tech business in the Western U.S. Since retiring from Avanade he has served as an advisor to a number of technology start ups in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Hill earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Information Systems from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.

“Opscode is at the epicenter of a major change in enterprise computing – driven by rapid adoption of cloud computing, emerging disciplines like DevOps, and infrastructure automation in a new era of lighter, more agile applications,” said Mitch Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Opscode. “I am very impressed with the Opscode team and the caliber of enterprise customers the company is attracting. I simply found this opportunity too exciting to resist.”

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