5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

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Enterprise software vendor Red Hat is searching for a new channel chief for its North America operations after Roger Egan, vice president of North America channel sales, left the company. Egan's departure comes just before Red Hat's partner conference next week.

This wasn't a case of a bad breakup: Egan left to take a job with Docker, a high-flying startup in the open-source development technology space. Mark Enzweler, Red Hat vice president of global channels and alliances, told CRN he was sad to see Egan go but acknowledged that it was a great opportunity.

Egan was a seven-year Red Hat veteran under whose leadership the company's North America channel sales grew ten-fold. Red Hat is recruiting candidates for a new U.S. channel chief, but Egan will be tough to replace.

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