Former VP & GM of North American sales for Red Hat, Ed Boyajian, has been named CEO of EnterpriseDB. Current CEO, Andy Astor, will be shifting roles to lead EnterpriseDB’s business development as EVP.

Very interesting that EnterpriseDB was able to attract Ed. I’d guess this move speaks more to the potential at EnterpriseDB than anything amiss at Red Hat. A quote from Dave Power, a member of EnterpriseDB’s board, and from Ed both point to taking EnterpriseDB to the next level. For instance, Ed states:

“The Postgres open source community is active and robust, and the company has a talented and enthusiastic team and a compelling roadmap for the future. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to lead EnterpriseDB in its next phase of growth and success.”

Well, kudos to Andy for a job well done to date, and all the best to Ed in his new role. BTW, would you be surprised if Red Hat acquired EnterpriseDB at some point? ;-) Sorry, couldn’t help it.