DeLisa Alexander is the Senior Vice President, People and Brand, at Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey.
Red Hat is a high-growth company and that growth is attributable to a highly talented, passionate workforce. Alexander has contributed to that success in multiple roles, most recently leading Red Hat’s people and brand efforts, including global human resources, Red Hat University, and the corporate brand team. During her tenure in senior management, Red Hat has grown from 1100 associates globally to 3700 and revenues have doubled. In addition to leading global initiatives to foster a highly engaged productive workforce and global employment matters, Alexander is the management liaison and secretary to the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, with deep experience in executive and equity compensation. Alexander also co-leads Red Hat’s corporate citizenship and ethics initiatives.
Alexander joined Red Hat in 2001 and served in the office of General Counsel until mid-2006, most recently as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. During this time, Alexander was responsible for, among other items, equity and executive compensation, export control, copyright licensing, and employment matters. Alexander also advised the company’s management and board of directors on securities and corporate governance. Alexander’s core competencies include international business, strategic planning and communications, equity and executive compensation, global employment matters and succession planning.
Alexander serves on the Board of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the NC State Management College Diversity Board and the Advisory Board of the Raleigh Junior League. In 2010, Alexander received a “Women in Business” executive award from the Triangle Business Journal. Alexander frequently writes and speaks on the topics of leadership, employer branding and culture.
Prior to joining Red Hat, Alexander was associated with the law firm Kilpatrick Stockton where she focused on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital, and intellectual property licensing. She started her career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable William B Chandler, Chancellor of the renowned Delaware Court of Chancery. Alexander graduated magna cum laude with a BBA from James Madison University, holds an MBA from the University of Baltimore and earned her Juris Doctor, with distinction, from George Mason University.