Red Hat on Thursday named Charles Peters Jr. as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Peters replaces Kevin Thompson,
who unexpectedly announced his resignation in June, a few days before
the Linux software maker was scheduled to report fiscal first-quarter
In July, Red Hat restated earnings
for the last three fiscal years. The company also recently reported
that it had received a "comment letter" from the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission regarding its annual report.
Peters will oversee the company's accounting, finance, treasury,
tax, credit and investor relations. Most recently, he served as CFO at Burlington Industries and previously worked for Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), GenRad (now Teradyne) and Boston Edison (now Nstar).
"Charlie is a seasoned professional with a unique depth and breadth
of experience in international finance and publicly traded companies
that will help lead Red Hat's next phase of growth," Matthew Szulik, Red Hat's CEO, said in a statement.