Brian Stein serves as Vice President of Global Engineering at Rackspace, and was recently appointed to the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors.
Brian has more than 18 years of experience in open source development, user experience, quality engineering and assurance, release engineering and project management. Before Rackspace, he served as senior vice president of Engineering at Puppet Labs, furthering the configuration-as-code to an enterprise-class platform, which helped form the foundation of the modern DevOps movement.
Prior to Puppet Labs, Brian spent more than a decade at Red Hat, where he served as vice president of engineering, building and leading a worldwide team delivering Red Hat's family of cloud products, including virtualization management, OpenStack, cloud orchestration and management, Linux and middleware management through core virtualization enablement.
Brian was a key leader in Red Hat's transformation to cloud infrastructure, and created and led one of the largest OpenStack engineering teams in the industry. He holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from The State University of New York Binghamton in Vestal, NY.