Jim Whitehurst, the CEO of Raleigh-based Red Hat, has a new gig.
Whitehurst has joined DigitalGlobe's board of directors. The Colorado-based company provides satellite photography to Google and the U.S. government.
The company also is a rarity on Wall Street these days: In May, it successfully sold shares in an initial public offering.
DigitalGlobe sold shares at $19 each. The shares closed today at $19.78.
Whitehurst joined Red Hat in January 2008. The Raleigh company sells a version of the Linux computer operating system, a cheaper rival to Microsoft Windows. Previously, Whitehurst was chief operating officer at Delta Air Lines.
DigitalGlobe will pay Whitehurst a compensation package that includes stock valued at $170,000.