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.

With nearly 20 years working in technology, Kearns is a veteran of the industry. 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. Through her tenure, Kearns built a user base that included more than half of the Fortune 500.

“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,” said Kearns.

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