Management Team

Patrick Ferrell
Senior Vice President and General Manager, OSTG

Patrick Ferrell is Senior Vice-president and General Manager of the Open Source Technology Group (OSTG, Inc.), a subsidiary of VA Software. He recently founded and served as Managing Partner of Escape Velocity, a senior-level consulting practice. He also co-founded and served as CEO and President of, the first Internet technology company in the social networking arena.

Previously, Ferrell founded GamePro Publishing and the highly successful E3 trade show. After the sale of GamePro to IDG Communications, he built the company-now known as IDG Entertainment-into a 145-employee, $48 million enterprise considered the leading source of information about the interactive entertainment industry. Mr. Ferrell, a CPA, previously held financial and operations management positions with AVNET, Inc., Foster Farms, Exponent Inc., Visa USA and KPMG Peat Marwick LLP.

Ferrell graduated with a BS in Accounting/Business from the University of Southern California.

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