Atipa Linux Solutions Appoints Francine Segars as Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Business Development

Atipa Linux Solutions, a leading developer of Linux solutions based in Kansas City, Missouri, has appointed Francine Segars to lead its business development and strategic alliance activities. Segars brings extensive skills and experience in developing strategic technology relationships to Atipa's management team. She will have global responsibility for building Atipa's growing network of partnerships and alliances. Atipa Linux Solutions is one of the largest suppliers of pre-configured Linux workstations, servers and clusters for information management today. The company recently received $30 million in funding from an investment group led by investment affiliates of Soros Private Equity Partners LLC, TA Associates, and WR Hambrecht + Co. Atipa provides Linux solutions based on Red Hat (Nasdaq:RHAT), SuSE, Caldera (Nasdaq: CALD), and Corel Linux (Nasdaq:CORL).