Puppet Founder and CEO
Luke Kanies began writing the code that would become Puppet in 2005. As a sysadmin and consultant, he wasn’t able to find automation tools his customers could rely on, and that they actually enjoyed using. Today, Puppet is the IT automation leader: More than 30,000 companies around the world manage their data center infrastructure and deployments with Puppet. As CEO, Luke has raised $87 million to fund Puppet’s growth, and is leading Puppet as it enables organizations to adopt new technologies that will help them gain a competitive advantage in their markets.