Neil Fox

300 Victor Hugo Dr.

Cary, North Carolina 27511


Key Talents: A passionate and creative IT executive with more than 20 years of leading innovative companies in setting business vision aligned with global technology delivery for ultimate success. My core competencies focus on building diverse (award winning) web applications that leverage a company’s key strengths for incredible measurable performance and outstanding customer experiences. Expertise in Open Source and best practices development methodologies (Agile Development with Scrum) lend real business benefit to any organization focused on delivering shareholder and customer value.

Work Experience

Sr. Director, Global Information Systems

2/2005 - Present Red Hat, Raleigh, NC

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise and SME market. They are currently one of the fastest growing software companies in the world.

Major accomplishments

Director of Product Development, HR Systems

2/2003 - 2/2005 Lawson Software, Saint Paul, MN

Lawson software is considered one of the top suppliers of HRIS and ERP software solutions. The organization is focused on several key vertical markets including health care, retail, public sector and strategic markets.

Major accomplishments


President and COO

5/2002 - 8/2002 PeopleFlow, Chicago, IL

I was recruited to fill the role of President and COO by Bob Geras (a major angel investor in Chicago), who was in the process of purchasing the company. PeopleFlow is focused on providing Human Resource solutions in an application service provider (ASP) environment.

Major accomplishments


Vice President and CIO

3/1999 - 1/2002 Management Recruiters International, Cleveland, OH

MRI is the world’s largest permanent placement staffing company with more than 1,200 franchised offices in 28 countries in addition to 32 company owned offices in the United States.

Major Accomplishments

1. BrilliantSelect e-commerce solutions which assist recruiters in the pre-screening, ranking and filtering of candidates. (Patents pending).

2.™ (one of the top 10 career web sites) to provide effective connectivity between recruiters and candidates.


Manager of Advanced Development and Applied Technology

8/1991 - 3/1999 TRW Inc., Cleveland, OH

TRW was a $20 Billion Fortune 500 conglomerate focused on delivering space and defense solutions, automobile parts and systems integration services to government institutions and major automobile manufactures world-wide. TRW has more than 120 business units in 29 countries and is now part of Northrup Grumman.

Major Accomplishments


Regional Sales Manager

8/1989 - 8/1991 Macromedia Inc., Chicago, IL

Macromedia, now part of Adobe was the world’s leading producer of multimedia and web development applications. They design and distribute Flash, Director, Dream Weaver, Shockwave and many other (now) popular computer applications.

Awards, Recognition and Rankings


5/1997 MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA

Executive Leadership Certification

5/1987 Hofstra University, Heampstead, NY

Bachelor's Degree


Key Skills

Product Strategy/Leadership

Applications Development Methodology


Business Vision

Industry Positioning

Executive Leadership

e-Commerce Application Development

Complex Problem Resolution

Open Source Software

Subscription Business Model Management

Offshore development

ERP Systems

Project Planning and Execution

Impeccable Integrity

Agile Development Methodology and Tools