Jackie Yeaney is responsible for orchestrating Red Hat’s strategy formulation and planning, brand, global programs, global partner marketing, marketing communications, marketing operations, and global field marketing.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Jackie held CMO roles at PGI, a global communications company, EarthLink, and HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation. She was also the Managing Director of Consumer Marketing at Delta Air Lines. Before her career in marketing, she spent several years with the Boston Consulting Group and was a captain in the U.S. Air Force.

Jackie was recognized in 2014 as “CMO of the Year” by the 4 Silicon Valley recognition program that honors the best in marketing and communications around the world. Jackie was named 2009 and 2010 Woman of the Year by Women in Technology (WIT), a finalist for the 2010 Atlanta Corporate Marketer of the Year, and winner of the 2010 Womenetics POW! Award. She has served as co­president (2012-­2013) and president (2006­-2011) of the board at Open Hand, an Atlanta­ based nonprofit that helps people prevent or better manage chronic illness through nutrition services. In 2012, Jackie was named the Georgia Center for Nonprofits’ Revolutions Award Winner for Outstanding Nonprofit Board Member. Jackie holds a MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and a BS, magna cum laude, in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Jackie lives in Marietta, GA with her husband Eric, and their three children, Connor, Carissa and Alec. She spends a bulk of her free time as a ‘soccer mom’.