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December 23, 2021


Tanium announced that Jim Whitehurst has joined the company's board of directors as an independent director. Whitehurst is a senior advisor to IBM and special advisor to Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm. Prior to being named president of IBM in 2020, Whitehurst served as president and CEO of Red Hat, an open source software company, for over 12 years. In July 2019, he led the acquisition of Red Hat to IBM for $34 billion, marking the largest software acquisition in history, and the largest premium ever paid for a large-cap software asset. Whitehurst is the 2001 recipient of the Thomson-IVR “Deal of the Year” award, an accolade he achieved as acting treasurer of Delta Airlines. Whitehurst held several titles at Delta Airlines including chief operations officer, where in addition to taking full responsibility of all the airline's operations, he led the company turn around through bankruptcy restructuring. He currently sits on the board of directors for United Airlines and Duke University Health Systems as well as Rice University board of trustees and Bank Santander's international advisory board. Tanium, headquartered in Kirkland, is a platform used to gain visibility and control across all endpoints in on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments.

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