Darren Orzechowski is Senior Director, Marketing for Managed Products at Red Hat, where he leads marketing for Red Hat's cloud management portfolio, including Ansible, CloudForms, Insights and Satellite.
Prior to Red Hat, he was Senior Director of Product and Technical Marketing for VMware’s vRealize Cloud Management Suite. In this role, he was responsible for managing the global go-to-market for VMware’s Intelligent Operations solution. Darren’s experience in the cloud management market spans both startups and large companies, including roles in product marketing/management, marketing communications and demand generation.
Before VMware he was Vice President of Marketing for Smarts and Voyence, helping to position each for successful acquisition by EMC. Prior to EMC, he held leadership roles at Cabletron, and led marketing for the successful spinoff and launch of Aprisma.
Darren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and an MBA from Plymouth State University. An experienced technology marketing executive, he is passionate about preparing iSchool students for the Cloud computing revolution and to guide business managers through the profound and disruptive changes it is having on their organizations. With a daughter currently attending Syracuse University as an undergraduate in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), he is an enthusiastic supporter of Syracuse University.