Emily Brand

Chief Architect, Red Hat

New York, NY
Emily Brand
New York, NY

Chief Architect of the Northeast region at Red Hat focusing on building complex solutions for financial services, insurance and healthcare clients leveraging Red Hat technologies and professional services to improve business processes using a variety of technologies including Automation, Containers as a Service (CaaS), Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS) and integration technologies to modernize both culture and technology. 

EXPERIENCE

Red Hat - New York NY
2019- Present
Chief Architect, NA Commercial
  • Maintaining executive relationships within Northeast Commercial to accelerate cloud-native technology adoption while modernizing existing technologies 
  • Focus in digital transformation through not only technology adoption but also upskilling organizations and partners to increase productivity of existing organizations
Red Hat - New York, NY
2015 - Present
Senior Services Manager
  • Developed unique solutions around DevOps adoption and platform modernization strategies leveraging multi-product solutions
  • Account of the Year in FY19, FY18, FY17
  • Sold in the Financial Services Consulting Vertical, growing from $3mil in sales to $10mil in FY17. Directly sold over $7mil in services at a large multi-national bank.
  • Managed a growing team of experienced technical talent
  • Worked directly with NY State and various NYC organizations to adopt Red Hat subs and services
Red Hat - Austin, TX
2012 - Present
Services Manager
  • Responsible for over 750 accounts throughout nine states. Interface directly with 13 Red Hat sales managers resulting in $4.2 million booked revenue over 64 consulting projects. Exceeded goals 4 consecutive quarters with 90% travel.
  • Manage 20 direct reports throughout Texas with 1 to 25 years of experience. Mentor consultants to enable their growth and increase their Red Hat product knowledge and technical skills. Provide quarterly reviews, career development goals, and succession planning.
  • Focus on solution and insight selling thereby enabling each of the client organizations to decrease costs while increasing their market share. Help clients re-think and re-architect their current solutions to provide greater flexibility and agility through Open Source technology and modern development strategies.
  • Speaker at Red Hat Summit 2012 presenting on Red Hat’s Enterprise Data Services for organizations implementing Service Oriented Architecture and upgrading to modern databases from outdated mainframes.

EXPERIENCE

Red Hat - Austin, TX
2010 - 2012
Senior Consultant
  • Led a six person team at a large telecom company migrating over two hundred applications from Weblogic/Websphere to Red Hat JBoss thereby saving the company over $3 million annually.
  • Consulted at multiple government agencies mentoring employees and configuring an enterprise-wide JBoss Enterprise Service Bus.
  • Speaker at Red Hat Summit 2011 for co-developing JBoss WindUp product, which assists with JBoss migrations and upgrades. Red Hat and our partners now deploy WindUp as a sales tool throughout the world.

EDUCATION

Loyola University Chicago – Chicago, IL
2006-2010
Master of Science in Computer Science with a focus in Software Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a focus in Information Technology
  • Marie Hopper Service Award, 50 for the Future Award, Google Summer of Code, Graduated with Honors
  • Published in ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) for “Arduino Programming for Non-Engineering Universities”

TECHNICAL LANGUAGES, SOFTWARE, CERTIFICATIONS

HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Java, JBoss, jQuery, Maven, MySQL, MVC, Oracle DB, PHP, RHEL, Ubuntu, Web Services
2013 – Harvard Negotiation Institute: Executive Negotiation Certification