Barry Crist has more than 20 years of experience in driving enterprise customer success with open source and DevOps software solutions and is a recognized leader in driving a culture of innovation. Barry joined Chef as CEO in 2013 and has been a leading force behind the company’s business operations, culture and technology innovation.
Prior to joining Chef, Barry was an Executive-in-Residence at Ignition Partners, a Chef investor. Barry provided guidance to Ignition on investment opportunities and coached multiple portfolio companies, providing education and support on how to start and grow a business even through tough situations. Previously, Barry was CEO of Likewise, which he led through a successful exit via acquisition by EMC Isilon in September 2012.