Cloud Foundry Staff

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is led by a team of accomplished professionals who are united in their effort to drive global awareness and adoption of Cloud Foundry. Learn more about the Foundation.

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Abby Kearns

Executive Director

Abby is a true tech veteran, with an 18 year career spanning product marketing, product management and consulting at a mix of Fortune 500 and startup companies. As the first fellow at Cloud Foundry Foundation and VP of Strategy, Abby was responsible for structuring ... and executing operational and strategic initiatives, as well as leading the User Advisory Board and Industry Special Interest Groups. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was part of the Product Management team at Pivotal, focusing on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Previously, Abby led a Product Management and Product Marketing team at Verizon focused on cloud services. In her free time, Abby enjoys posting up at her local coffee shop, indulging in food and wine, and spending time with her husband and son.
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Chip Childers


Chip has spent more than 18 years in large-scale computing and open source software. In 2015, he became the co-founder of the Cloud Foundry Foundation as Technology Chief of Staff. He was the first VP of Apache Cloudstack, a platform he helped drive while ... leading Enterprise Cloud Services at SunGard and then as VP Product Strategy at Cumulogic. Prior to SunGard, he led the rebuild of mission-critical applications for organizations including,, Merrill Lynch and SEI Investments. Chip is an experienced speaker at events like OSCON, LinuxCon North America, LC Japan, LC EU, ApacheCon, O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, and many more. In his free time, Chip loves trail hiking with his black lab, sailing catamarans and sunfish, and trying to keep up with his young daughter.
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Scott Monson

VP of Business Development

Scott is a seasoned executive who has spent the last 20 years leading business development and product management across a mix of startup and Fortune 500 companies. He served as AVP of Product Management and Business Development of Growth Platforms at AT&T, where he ...Scott is a seasoned executive who has spent the last 20 years leading business development and product management across a mix of startup and Fortune 500 companies. He served as AVP of Product Management and Business Development of Growth Platforms at AT&T, where he and his team launched a virtualized network service built on Cloud Foundry. He also led product management and business development programs for Alcatel-Lucent’s Open API Platform and Service, and served as vice president of Worldwide Business Development and Managing Director of Europe at Orb Networks. When not at work, Scott enjoys traveling to new places, art, mountain biking, skiing, cross-fit, and finds it difficult to decline a nice Belgian ale.
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Devin Davis

Head of Marketing

Devin has more than 15 years in enterprise technology marketing and communications. In that time, he’s marketed a spectrum of technologies including big data, IoT, software development platforms, security and small business tech, with the past few years laser-focused on cloud and developer-centric solutions. ... He’s worked with businesses from tiny start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. In his previous role, he was a Senior Director for Bite, an integrated marketing agency, where he was in charge of the U.S. operation’s three largest clients. Prior to his time in high tech marketing, Devin was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine and a newspaper reporter. In his free time, Devin enjoys travel, hiking, good wine, good food and spending time with his wife and two rescue dogs, Fitz and Ruthie.
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Marissa Root

Chief of Staff and Head of Operations

For the last ten years, Marissa has worked in marketing, communications, and customer success roles at technology companies in Silicon Valley. She joins Cloud Foundry from Zendesk, which she helped grow from 25K to 75K customers and where she managed global social media through ... the IPO. Previously, Marissa ran communications at the Symbian Foundation when Nokia open sourced its operating platform. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys cooking, travel, visiting art museums, and spending time with her niece and nephew.
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Tim Harris

Director of Certification Programs

Tim joins Cloud Foundry after nearly eight years at VMware, where he helped build an ISV ecosystem around the vSphere and vCloud platforms. For ten years, he ran performance engineering teams at Oracle and founded the Oracle Applications Standard Benchmark program. Tim has a ... doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh and was a founding member of the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre. He runs Cumulus Minds, a nonprofit that helps orphans in developing economies find careers in IT through hands-on app development experience and job placement services. Tim is a regular contributor to, where he shares the healing power of music by playing guitar and singing at hospitals, homeless shelters and assisted living facilities.
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Melissa Logan

Director of Digital Marketing

Melissa Logan is an open source marketing strategist with 17 years of experience helping startups and Fortune 500 companies build affinity, visibility, and community. Melissa was most recently Head of Marketing for the open source OpenDaylight Project, and launched and ran marketing and PR ... programs for Linux Foundation open source projects in the automotive, networking and cloud spaces. In previous roles, she built and led marketing and PR initiatives for Microsoft, EMC Isilon, Panasas, LaCie Seagate, Altium, Meridian, and many other B2B and B2C companies. When she’s not at work, Melissa is an avid equestrian and is building a permaculture homestead with her family on their Oregon ranch. “Horses and life, it’s all the same to me.”
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Caitlyn O’Connell

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Caitlyn is a versatile writer with marketing and communications experience across a variety of enterprise and consumer technology and lifestyle brands. She joins Cloud Foundry from Bite, where she managed content and media relations. Previously, Caitlyn created web content and oversaw brand development for ... an Oakland-based artisanal food company. In her free time, Caitlyn freelances for Bay Area publications, reads voraciously and frequents Bay Area farmers’ markets and museums.
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Michelle McManus

Business Operations Manager

Michelle is a systems, procedures and organization enthusiast. She joins Cloud Foundry from a career as an independent consultant, specializing in restaurant operations, accounts payable, and cash flow management. Previously, Michelle oversaw Client Relations for a North Bay-based restaurant accounting firm, where she managed ... a multi-faceted financial reporting database. In her free time, Michelle teaches yoga, runs and spends countless hours outdoors, whether it be in the mountains, at the beach or in the neighborhoods of San Francisco.
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Chris Clark

Technical Operations Manager

Chris Clark is a software engineer and project manager, with a focus on Javascript and Node.js development. He lives in Oakland with his girlfriend, their dog, two cats, and about five thousand bees. He enjoys music, games of skill and road trips, among other ... things.