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2014-05-27

Chef : Chef Taps Former GE Capital Chief Architect to Lead EMEA Operations

Justin Arbuckle Brings More Than 20 Years of Experience in Transforming
Enterprise IT for Speed and Scale to Chef; Leading UK-Based IT Recruitment
Firm Reports Chef Is Top 10 IT 'Skill on the Rise'

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2014) -Chef, the leader in web-scale IT
automation, today announced thatJustin Arbucklewill join the company as Vice
President of Europe and Chief Enterprise Architect for Chef. Prior to Chef,
Arbuckle built the first global IT architecture function at GE Capital and
led one of the company's largest technology restructurings in its history. He
will report directly to Chef CEO, Barry Crist.

Enterprises worldwide are adopting web-scale IT automation to deliver services
at the speed of customer demand. Chef's total sales in Europe grew 400
percent in 2013, with companies includingDigital
Science,Imagination,Klarna,Paddy Power, andSchuberg Philisadopting Enterprise
Chef to automate IT infrastructure and applications. Further reinforcing the
enterprise shift to web-scale IT, an August 2013 Gartner report titled "The
Long-Term Impact of Web-Scale IT Will Be Dramatic" predicts that, "By 2017,
Web-scale IT will be an architectural approach found operating in 50 percent
of Global 2000 enterprises."

In arecent surveyconducted byThe IT Job Boardin the UK titled "Q4 2013 Market
Report," the leading IT recruiting and placement firm found that Chef was one
of the top 10 permanent and top 10 contract skills on the rise in the UK,
holding the highest average salary in each category.

News Highlights:

* Justin Arbuckle Heads Chef Europe: Arbuckle brings more than 20 years of
experience in transforming enterprise IT for speed and scale to Chef.
Having transformed massive IT architectures at multiple European
enterprises, Arbuckle is especially equipped to enable other organizations
to accomplish the same feats with Chef.
* European Demand for Chef Quadrupling: Chef's total European sales grew 400
percent in 2013, demonstrating accelerating demand for Chef's web-scale IT
automation platform across Europe. Meanwhile, the number of European open
source Chef Community members has more than tripled in the past 12 months.
* Chef Europe Doubling in Size: Chef's European team has doubled in size in
the first six months of 2014, with personnel throughout Western Europe. The
team will double again to more than 10 employees in Europe by year's end.

Arbuckle was most recentlyChief Architect for GE Capital. Prior to serving as
Chief Architect, Arbuckle was GE Capital's chief technology officer for EMEA.
He has also served as a Chief Architect for GE Global Banking, GE Money Bank,
Barclays, and IBM.

Supporting Quotes:

"Justin is passionate about -- and deeply experienced in -- using automation
to make enterprise IT better, faster, and more agile. His proven track record
includes empowering engineers with web-scale IT principles to deliver
unprecedented value for customers. We're doubling down on Europe and with
Justin at the helm we're well-positioned to capitalize on this tremendous
opportunity."
-- Barry Crist, chief executive officer, Chef

"Today's economy is a digital one, meaning web-scale IT isn't an option, it's
a necessity, for every organization. Chef is the automation engine of this
shift and with Chef, engineers are more important -- and more influential --
in business than ever before. I'm incredibly excited to empower enterprises
and emerging web companies alike to delight customers with better, faster
services."
-- Justin Arbuckle, vice president Europe, Chief Enterprise Architect, Chef.

Additional Resources:

* Get startedwith Chef
* Learn more aboutEnterprise Chef
* Follow Chef on Twitter@chef

About Chef

We are Chef -- the leader in web-scale IT automation. We give you a model for
automating IT infrastructure and applications that drive self-reliance across
your development and operations teams. We are the Chef community. We are tens
of thousands strong. We are helping your businesses become faster, safer and
more flexible, so you win in today's 24x7 digital economy. Join our movement
today.www.getchef.com

Media Contact:
Lucas Welch
lucas@getchef.com

206-745-0000

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