Chief Revenue Officer and a Founding Executive at Linux Foundation
Mike Woster is the Chief Revenue Officer and a Founding Executive of the $70 million Linux Foundation. The Linux Foundation builds ecosystems around open source projects that span tens of thousands of community developers and over 800 corporate members across all areas of technology. Notable industry initiatives Mike helped launch include Node.js Foundation, Hyperledger Project, Cloud Native Compute Foundation, Open Container Initiative, Cloud Foundry Foundation, OpenDaylight, AllSeen Alliance, and DroneCode among many others. Mike and his team have been the engine for growth and sustainability at The Linux Foundation. He has developed a unique strategy to expand the foundation beyond the Linux kernel to become a high growth business that provides strategic advice and networking for businesses wanting to leverage open source, builds ecosystems for developers and corporations around disruptive open source technologies, and delivers Linux and open source training and certification. Mike built and operated the Collaborative Projects, Training, and IT services business units, oversaw finance and operations, and hired much of the executive team to scale the business. He maintains strong relationships with a vast network of technology thought leaders and C-suite executives at the hottest tech startups and Fortune 100s. Mike earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Computer Science and Honors Engineering from Texas A&M University.