- Prior to Puppet, Kearns was CEO and executive director at the Cloud Foundry Foundation
- Her career has spanned product marketing, product management and consulting across Fortune 500 companies, startups and open-source foundations
Loft Labs has announced that Abby Kearns, a technology executive with deep experience in cloud-native and open-source technologies, has joined the company’s advisory board. Kearns is chief technology officer at Puppet, the industry standard for infrastructure automation. Prior to Puppet, Kearns was CEO and executive director at the Cloud Foundry Foundation.
Lukas Gentele, co-founder and CEO of Loft Labs said, “Abby is one of the most knowledgeable people regarding developer enablement in the cloud-native world. But besides her input regarding our strategy and roadmap, she also has a ton of practical experience as a tech leader, which makes her an invaluable mentor for me as the CEO of a fast-growing tech startup. Abby’s expertise and network will support our team while scaling up our company and we look forward to continuing and expanding our relationship with her.”
Her career has spanned product marketing, product management and consulting across Fortune 500 companies, startups and open-source foundations. At Puppet, she leads the vision and direction of the company’s enterprise product portfolio. Prior to joining Puppet, Kearns was the CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation where she focused on driving the Foundation’s vision and on growing the underlying open-source project and its community.
At Pivotal, she drove the adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and at Verizon, she led product management teams dedicated to the early days of cloud services. Her background also encompasses operations at companies such as Totality, EDS, and Sabre.
Kearns adds, “Loft is making big waves in the cloud-native ecosystem addressing several key challenges in the space, including Kubernetes multi-tenancy and developer experience. The Loft team is innovating at a very high pace and with deep technological expertise. I am looking forward to seeing this startup succeed and I will be offering my advice on the product roadmap and other strategic decisions along this journey.”