Heather oversees and provides guidance for all aspects of the project, from technology to community and marketing and reports to the OPNFV board of directors. Previously, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB and held various leadership positions in the telecom industry including Alcatel-Lucent, Broadband Forum, BroadbandHome, Small Cell Forum, UPnP Forum, Home Gateway Initiative, and other groups. Heather received her master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Texas, Austin. She lives in the Dog Patch neighborhood of San Francisco, CA and enjoys electronica music, sci-fi movies, and camping in hostile environments.
Senior Program Manager
Ray has been with the OPNFV project since its launch in 2014 and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of OPNFV. He has over 15 years of experience in the hi-tech industry in roles ranging from software engineer, product manager, program manager, account manager, and team lead at companies such as EDS, Intel, and Medallia. Ray received an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Mathematics from University of Washington. He lives in Sunnyvale, CA with his wife and daughter and all three are loyal season ticket holders of the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team.
OPNFV Head of Marketing
Brandon drives the cross-channel marketing vision, strategy and execution for the OPNFV project under direction of the OPNFV marketing committee. He brings 15 years of professional marketing experience to the Linux Foundation having worked with B2B technology-focused marketing agencies in Portland and Stockholm as an account manager and writer, and for a global NGO in New York as a communications manager and spokesperson. Brandon holds a master’s degree in international affairs from the School of Global Policy & Strategy at UCSD and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon. He lives in Camas, Washington with his family and enjoys spending his free time fixing up their 1970s ranch-style house and exploring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.