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SUSE Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) Appoints Sima Shahin As New Regional Vice President of System Integrators

SUSE Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) Appoints Sima Shahin As New Regional Vice President of System Integrators

SUSE RGS continues to accelerate its business offerings with the launch of its customer advisory board, designed to support operational & market development.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 5, 2021

SUSE Rancher Government Solutions (RGS®), a leader in innovative, reliable open source solutions for federal and U.S. government entities, announced the new strategic hire of Sima Shahin as the Regional Vice President of System Integrators. This appointment follows the company’s newly launched SUSE Rancher Government Solution Customer Advisory Board (CAB), which is a forum for federal IT leaders and executives to provide strategic guidance to the executive management team to develop and improve the customer experience and success of the company.

With broad technology expertise in open source, cloud, DevOps, and digital transformation, Shahin joins SUSE RGS with more than 15 years of experience advancing enterprise technology solutions, and a proven track record of delivering sustainable long-term growth for customers. Shahin is responsible for accelerating SUSE RGS’s leading Kubernetes management platform to ensure government system integrators deliver reliable and secure solutions that meet the demands of the rapidly changing federal ecosystem.

“We are delighted to welcome Sima to our team and confident that her expertise with open source solutions will ensure we continue to deliver unmatched service and product innovation for our customers and partners,” said Lynne Chamberlain, President of SUSE RGS. “Bringing in the best talent alongside instituting new programs such as our SUSE RGS CAB, will bolster our leadership position in the federal and government space.”

The SUSE RGS CAB assists with planning, operational and market development as well as helps to inform and guide SUSE RGS services, policies and procedures and identify areas for improvement. Members receive early visibility into key strategic decisions, challenges and opportunities to be a market innovator and leader in the rapidly growing container and Kubernetes ecosystem. Each member will serve a minimum of one year with the opportunity to serve up to three years.

Currently, there are 14 board members, including members of the SUSE RGS executive team: Chamberlain; Chief Operating Officer Tim Nicklas; Chief Technology Officer & VP of Engineering Brandon Gulla; and Director of Sales Kyle Goodwin. Other members on the CAB include leaders from both government and the federal industry.

“As today’s government and federally regulated businesses look to modernize with secure and reliable solutions, I’m thrilled to join a team that is leading and continuously innovating for its customers,” said Sima Shahin, Regional Vice President of System Integrators at SUSE RGS.

For additional information on RGS, please visit www.susergs.com.


SUSE Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) is a leader in Linux and Kubernetes management for federal and U.S. government entities. RGS is independent, and its team is composed exclusively of U.S. citizens with a compelling history of delivering solutions in the public and private sectors for organizations adopting cloud computing, cloud-native development, and infrastructure and security operations. Fully committed to open source, RGS leverages SUSE’s Linux expertise and Rancher’s Kubernetes excellence to provide secure solutions that adhere to federal compliance regulations and support the adoption of SAP HANA, HPC, cloud, edge computing and Kubernetes container management strategies throughout the U.S. government.

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