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Chad N. Tindel



  • Master of Business Administration with Values-Based Leadership Concentration, University of Denver
    MS in Finance, University of Denver
    Degrees Conferred March 14, 2008; GPA 3.85
  • BS in Computer Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    Degree conferred June 6, 2000; GPA 3.6
    Extensive Coursework involving Computer Engineering, Operating System Design, GUI Design (Swing/JavaBeans and MFC/COM/ATL), and Mathematics.
    Member of IEEE since 1996, Treasurer of IEEE-SB 1997-2000.

Linux History

Lead contributor and administrator to the Linux Ethernet hot-standby code found at www.sourceforge.net/projects/bonding.
  • Contributed the Ethernet MII link monitoring patch to Linux bonding, which allows link failures to be detected and reported within approximately 100 milliseconds (user configurable).
  • Reviewed and integrated bonding contributions made by IBM, Motorola, Oracle, SAIC, Sandia, Redhat, and Montavista.
  • Worked with Linux network maintainers such as Alan Cox and David Miller to gain acceptance of bonding code changes into the Linux kernel.
Along with Steve Mead, Brian Kurotsuchi, and Dan Hiltgen, formed the Cal Poly Linux User's Group (CPLUG) in 1998.

Extensive experience establishing Linux servers that provide file and web serving capabilities as well as providing firewall protection for Terran Interactive and student organizations (LUG, IEEE-SB, Band).

Work History

Red Hat Solutions Architect (January 2008 - Present)

  • Chief Technical Advisor for large accounts such as: Bloomberg, Mcgraw-Hill, Standard & Poors, Dow Jones, Dun & Bradstreet, Kodak, Scholastic, CA, Estee Lauder, Quest Diagnostics, and Alliance-Bernstein.
  • Assist customers in designing proofs-of-concept with Red Hat products for competitive analysis

Hewlett-Packard Software Architect (July 2000 - January 2008)

  • Responsible for the design, implementation, and release of a Linux-based Operating System customized for a hardened telephony environment
  • Founding technical member and first Technical Leadership Co-Chair of the OpenSAF Foundation
  • Co-Creator of the Service Availability Forum Security Specification
  • Technical lead for the MC/Serviceguard Security Task Force. Co-authored the product's Security Analysis Investigation Report. Authored the MC/Serviceguard Security Enhancement Design Document and source code implementation

Terran Interactive
Software Engineer (June 1998 - June 2000)

  • C/C++ implementation of image processing algorithms for use in the Media Cleaner Pro software suite. Media Cleaner Pro is the industry standard product handling Audio/Video Compression for delivery via the Web.

Cal Poly Transportation Electronics Laboratory
Research Assistant (November 1997 - July 1998)

  • Co-implemented a C++ proof of concept traffic vision system for CalTrans
  • Co-implemented a C++ application to calculate the quantity information received from the Infrared and Visual Spectra


  • Musician in local jazz bands, symphonies, and theatre groups
  • Enjoy being in the outdoors, primarily hiking, kayaking, and sailing.