Tracy Ragan, CEO & Co-Founder

Speaker, Innovator, Visionary and Disrupter

Tracy began her odyssey in the area of DevOps long before the term was coined.  In the late 1980’s she consulted Wall Street firms on ways to improve the software build & deploy process through automation. Having begun her programming career as a mainframe developer, she quickly recognized how the new ‘distributed’ datacenter lacked the build and deploy processes that were standard on mainframe systems. In 1995, she co-founded OpenMake Software, a private software company that specializes in the automation of cross platform, and accelerated software builds (compile/link standards).   Her innovation in this area was recognized by IBM, leading her to a board position on the newly formed Eclipse Foundation where she served for 5 years. Tracy has also worked with CA technologies in designing ‘Application Lifecycle’ solutions and presenting at many break-out sessions at CA World since 1997.

In 2014, Tracy recognized that there was a gap in open source tooling around Application Release Automation for performing continuous deployments. This led to the formation of DeployHub, a new product focused on bringing open source Application Release Automation to the agile project team.  DeployHub OSS was launched as an open source solution in the spring of 2017.    She followed up the open source offering with the creation of, a company that provides both support and professional upgrades to DeployHub OSS to meet the needs of the large enterprise.  Tracy currently leads the DeployHub team with a focus on the future of software deployments specific to the needs of microservices and Kubernetes.

Tracy speaks at DevOps conference 2 to 3 times per year and is a blog contributor at and She was recently recognized as a Women In Technology (WIT) Honoree for her work in the DevOps area.   You may also find her as an expert panelist on Webinars along with some of her friends at GitHub and CloudBees, or quoted in SD Times articles around DevOps subjects.