"Marty Larsen, the recently laid-off director of the
Professional Services division at former Linux vendor VA Linux
Systems, has found jobs for most of that division at Red Hat. The
transition, not an acquisition, will also bring VA Professional
Services clients to Red Hat. "We're not losing any current
customers", Larsen said.
Tim Lucas, Executive Director of Red Hat Professional
Consulting, said many of the former VA Services clients have
already signed on with Red Hat, and the company is well-positioned
to land the rest. "The consulting business is about relationships,
and this is very beneficial", he said.
A total of 22 former VA employees started work at Red Hat on
Monday, Larsen said, and are attending an orientation meeting at
Red Hat headquarters in North Carolina."
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