Melissa Di Donato is the Chief Executive Officer of SUSE, the world’s largest independent open source company. SUSE has been providing enterprise-grade open source software solutions for over 28 years to 80% of the Fortune Global 50. Companies of all sizes trust SUSE to improve their business through highly flexible, dependable, and secure solutions that are tailored for the most demanding IT environments.
Since being appointed CEO in July of 2019, Melissa has set an ambitious goal of doubling the company’s revenue by 2023. With this growth target in mind, she has made a concerted effort to strengthen SUSE’s go-to-market strategy, brand awareness, and to build on the company’s acclaimed and unique open source culture. Under Melissa’s leadership, SUSE celebrated its ninth consecutive year of uninterrupted growth in addition to a strong Q1 performance, including a 12 percent revenue increase year over year and a 67 percent surge in cloud revenue.
Prior to SUSE Software Solutions, Melissa was the Global Chief Operating Officer for the ERP division at SAP and Area Vice President at salesforce.com for EMEA and APAC. She has spent more than 20 years in technology as a leader in the digital space delivering innovative and transformative enterprise cloud solutions for customers around the globe. Melissa is dedicated to building high performing teams, ensuring diversity across the business, and developing multi-channel go to market strategies.