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Sheryl Chamberlain Joins Linux Foundation as Chief of Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – May 23, 2017The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced that Sheryl Chamberlain has joined as Chief of Staff. She will be responsible for overseeing operational activities for The Linux Foundation and will be the point of contact between executive management and stakeholders in its numerous influential open source projects.


Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Chamberlain was a Partner Vice President in Capgemini Group Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships leading alliance strategies and overseeing execution of go-to-market activities with Dell Technologies. She began her career in finance with a succession of increasingly higher level positions at Deloitte, Norton Simon (now Beatrice Foods) and PepsiCo Bottling. Prior to joining Capgemini, Ms. Chamberlain worked at EMC in a variety of roles, including COO Corporate Office of the CTO.


Her leadership has been recognized in winning Dallas Business Journal Women in Technology Award, EMC Global Innovation Partner of the Year, the California YWCA Tribute to Women Award and the Diversity Council’s Leadership and Diversity Award. Ms. Chamberlain is a member of the Alliance of Chief Executives, an Advisor to the Dallas Entrepreneur Center and a MassChallenge Accelerator Mentor. She was on the Board of Silicon Valley Association for Corporate Growth, is on the Diversity Advisory Board for the Cloud Foundry Foundation and is the Chair of the Hult Prize Foundation Council.


“Over the past few years, dozens of open source communities have chosen The Linux Foundation to help nurture the ecosystems required to support their projects,” Ms. Chamberlain said. “The Foundation, through its work with projects of all sizes and across a range of industries, is in a position to take that deep knowledge of topics like governance, development processes, community outreach and intellectual property management and share it across projects. I’m looking forward to working with our teams and members to help them benefit from these best practices.”


Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, said: “We’re excited to welcome Sheryl at a time when The Linux Foundation is expanding the number of projects we’re hosting as well as the breadth of services we’re providing. She will help promote collaboration across projects and teams in order to ensure members receive the maximum benefit from working with The Linux Foundation.”


About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at