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Barry Crist

Opscode taps Barry Crist as its new CEO

Opscode on Monday named Barry Crist CEO, replacing Mitch Hall who is stepping down due to a personal health issue, according to a company statement. For the past five months, Crist was executive vice president of enterprise – a key push for the company. Before that he was CEO of ...

Opscode promotes Crist to CEO, expects sales to double

Barry Crist, the company’s vice president of enterprise, was named chief executive and chairman. Crist joined the company five months ago after working as an entrepreneur in residence at Ignition Partners, the Bellevue-based venture firm backing Opscode. “We kind of lucked out on ...

Seven Tech Companies That Changed Their Names in 2013

"While there are many terrific organizations that build on Chef as part of their own solution, there is only one Chef, the company," Barry Crist, CEO, wrote on the company's blog when the name change was announced. Not all corporate renaming attempts were successful in 2013. Case in ...

Fast-growing IT automation startup Opscode raises $32M, changes name to Chef

Seattle entrepreneur Barry Crist likes to say that the best time to raise money is when you don’t really need it. And that was certainly the case for Opscode, the fast-growing IT automation startup that today is announcing an oversubscribed $32 million venture round led by Scale Venture ...

Mitch Hill, 1958-2013: Former Avanade and Opscode CEO was a fierce competitor who led with quiet con...

Opscode CEO Barry Crist, who assumed the CEO duties after Hill’s diagnosis earlier this year, said Hill will be missed. “Mitch made a huge impact on the company, and he’s one of these guys who was larger than life, and just touched a lot of people, both in his professional and personal ...

Opscode changes name to Chef, cooks up $32 million

“I think this gives us everything we need for the foreseeable future,” Chief Executive Barry Crist said. Simultaneously the company is changing its name to Chef – using the moniker of its product platform, which is a suite of “cookbooks” that tech managers use to automate their systems. ...

Opscode Appoints Barry Crist As Chief Executive Officer

Mon, Aug 26, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT - U.S. Markets open in 3 hrs 8 mins SEATTLE, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode ® today announced Barry Crist has been appointed as CEO and Chairman of the company's Board of Directors. Former CEO Mitch Hill is stepping down to address a personal health ...

Opscode Taps Likewise CEO as Vice President, Enterprise SEATTLE, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Opscode Taps Likewise CEO as Vice President, Enterprise SEATTLE, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode ®, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that Barry Crist has been appointed Vice President, Enterprise, to lead the company's enterprise strategy and ...

Chef™ Closes $32 Million In Series D Funding SEATTLE, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The continuous delivery of code is the only way to make this gigantic shift and win the race to market," says Barry Crist, CEO of Chef. "Chef is the best IT automation platform for coding stable systems at speed. This new financing will fuel our next stage of growth and enable us to ...

Chef Adoption Soars in Europe LONDON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

To compete in this new landscape where speed is the primary currency, IT organizations must automate the management and delivery of infrastructure and applications," said Barry Crist, CEO, Opscode. "Chef adoption, powered by our extraordinary Community, has surged over the past twelve ...

With $32M, Opscode Becomes 'Chef' and Serves 'New IT' Platform

And the opportunity inherent in a platform that serves companies looking for speed, innovation, and scalability from their IT departments—the “new IT,” as CEO Barry Crist puts it—is part of the reason the 5-year-old company was able to attract $32 million in an oversubscribed Series D ...

Opscode, Infochimps Team on 'Cloud for Big Data'

"The enterprise shift to the digital world as the primary touch point for customers is a global phenomenon across all industries," said Barry Crist, CEO of Opscode, in a statement. "To compete in this new landscape where speed is the primary currency, IT organizations must automate the ...

Chef raises $32M, changes name from Opscode

Barry Crist, who was named CEO in August, said he likes “both the simplicity of Chef, as well as the clarity.” The $32 million in Series D funding, Crist said, was led by Scale Venture Partners, and also included Citi Ventures, as well as existing investors Battery Ventures, DFJ...

Likewise Works with Microsoft to Enable Next-Generation NAS Devices

The CEO of Likewise, Barry Crist said: "Likewise is seeing strong demand from our large storage OEM customers to provide early SMB 2.2 support. For OEMs, we reduce engineering investment and time-to-market, while providing a richer experience to their customers. Our software helps ...

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