Lee Congdon

Lee Congdon
Council Member
Raleigh, NC
Chief Information Officer (CIO), Red Hat

Lee Congdon is responsible for Red Hat's global information systems, including the technology strategy, enterprise architecture, information technology governance, solutions delivery, and systems operations supporting the company. His role includes enabling Red Hat's business through services such as technology-enabled collaboration, knowledge management, technology innovation and process improvement.

Congdon has extensive experience as an IT leader. Prior to joining Red Hat® he was managing vice president, Information Technology, at Capital One where he developed and delivered IT solutions for the firm's corporate functions and Global Financial Services group. Before Capital One, Congdon was senior vice president, Strategic Initiatives, at Nasdaq, where he led the organization's efforts to identify, implement, and operate technology solutions for Nasdaq Japan, Nasdaq Europe, and other strategic global ventures.

Earlier, at Citicorp, Congdon led multiple global technology initiatives for the private bank and the corporate bank. Congdon began his career at IBM as an operating system developer and held several technology and technical marketing positions of increasing responsibility with that firm. Congdon holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in computer science from Purdue University and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.