Open Mainframe Project is growing – last year, we had more than 1,240 contributors engage with the more than 20 projects and working groups. We’re committed to keeping this momentum going this year.
The Governing Board of the Open Mainframe Project plays a key role in leading the ecosystem and continuing to grow it. It supports the technical community, overseeing the fiduciary aspects of the project, helping provide direction and leadership, and being advocates of the technologies being developed within their organizations and with their customers and partners. Platinum members ADP, Broadcom, IBM, Rocket Software and SUSE appoint representatives to serve on the Governing Board alongside the elected Silver and Academic Institution member representatives and the Chairperson of the Technical Advisory Council (TAC).
Today, we are excited to announce two new members of the Governing Board: Peter Wassel, Director of Product Management for Mainframe DevOps solutions at Broadcom Inc., and Jeff Cherrington, Vice President, Product Management, System Z at Rocket Software. Learn more about them below.
Vice President, Product Management, Infrastructure Modernization, at Rocket Software
Jeff Cherrington is Vice President, Product Management, System Z at Rocket Software.
Jeff Cherrington is Vice President, Product Management, System Z at Rocket Software. Jeff joined Rocket after its acquisition of ASG Technologies, where he was Vice President for Systems Product Management since 2018. Prior to joining Rocket, Jeff was Sr. Director, Product Management, at CA Technologies, where he brought to market the first new CA internally developed mainframe product in over five years. That product went on to produce $30 million in new sales in the first year. He is a technology executive with extensive experience providing data processing services and packaged infrastructure software to payments, banking, finance, and other verticals, for both billion-dollar publicly held companies and bootstrap start-ups. Previous positions include VP of Product Management/Marketing, Prime Factors; multiple positions at PKWARE, Inc., including VP of Product Management, Technical Director – EMEA, and VP of Vertical Solutions. Cherrington holds an EMBA from the University of Nebraska.
Director, Product Management at Broadcom Corporation
Peter is the Director of Product Management for the Mainframe DevOps solutions at Broadcom Inc
In this role, Peter partners with mainframe clients on adopting modern development practices and open tooling, to further their innovation. With 30+ years in the IT industry, Peter’s experiences have included executive and management leadership roles in Engineering, Delivery, and Support with customer-facing roles in Product Management, Solutions Consulting, and Technical Marketing. Peter has experience ranging from Cloud to Mainframe, with extensive international experience including assignments abroad and leading teams across numerous WW locations. Peter lives in the Raleigh NC area and has a dog named Ellie!
Peter and Jeff join other Governing Board members including SUSE’s Alan Clark, East Carolina University Professor Dr. Cameron Seay, Marist College’s Harry Williams, Vicom Infinity’s Len Santalucia, Citi’s Martin Kennedy, Micro Focus’ Misty Decker, Citi’s Phil Tully, and ADP’s Steve Conger.
This Governing Board will work together to ensure we meet our 2023 goals (featured below).
We would like to thank David Stokes of Broadcom and Peter Fandel of Rocket Software for their contributions and service to Open Mainframe Project over the years. Their leadership on the Governing Board has helped Open Mainframe advance as a pipeline of innovation for the mainframe industry.
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