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The Okta team has built, deployed, and supported market leading, on-demand and enterprise software from companies including Salesforce.com, SuccessFactors, PeopleSoft, Microsoft, Sun, and HP.

Todd McKinnon

Todd McKinnon

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Todd McKinnon is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Okta. He is responsible for creating, communicating and implementing the overall vision and strategy for the company. Under Todd’s leadership, Okta has grown into the leading identity solution with hundreds of enterprise customers.

Prior to Okta, Todd served as the Head of Engineering at Salesforce.com, where he helped grow the team from 15 people to more than 250, and the service from two million daily transactions to more than 150 million with industry-leading performance and reliability. Todd also has nearly a decade of experience working in various engineering and leadership roles at PeopleSoft.

Todd earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Brigham Young University and his master’s in computer science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He is as a regular contributor to industry publications, including Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal Accelerators. Todd also serves on the Board of Directors for Family House, a not-for-profit organization that provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California-San Francisco Children’s Hospital. Todd also enjoys exercising and spending time with his family.

Frederic Kerrest

Frederic Kerrest

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Frederic Kerrest is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Okta. As COO, he is responsible for Okta’s day-to-day operations, working with employees, partners and customers to deliver on the company’s mission of leveraging the cloud to make people more productive and IT more secure. As a key member of management, Frederic helps set corporate priorities to drive success for the company and its customers.

Frederic is passionate about enterprise technology and has spent almost two decades driving corporate efficiency via innovative software solutions. Prior to co-founding Okta, he worked at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, where he evaluated enterprise software investment opportunities and helped portfolio companies strengthen their operations and Go-To-Market strategies. From 2002 to 2007, Frederic worked in sales and business development at Salesforce.com, where he started and built the Latin America sales organization, Mobile group and OEM / Reseller programs and was a two-time Peak Performer Sales Award recipient. Prior to Salesforce.com, he co-founded and served as director of technology at an award-winning high-tech consulting firm. Frederic began his career in a variety of enterprise software development and management roles.

Frederic earned a French Baccalauréat (Sciences) from the Lycée International de St. Germain-en-Laye in France, a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was the 2008 MIT Patrick J. McGovern, Jr. Entrepreneurship Award recipient.

Frederic currently serves as an advisor to early stage software companies and a mentor at the MIT Trust Center for Entrepreneurship and the Stanford StartX Accelerator program. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, reading historical biographies, playing ice hockey and supporting the San Jose Sharks.

Bill Losch

Bill Losch

Chief Financial Officer

Bill Losch is the Chief Financial Officer at Okta. As CFO, Bill manages all aspects of financial and administration functions, including corporate finance, accounting and control, legal affairs and human resources. He also plays an instrumental role in managing the company’s continued growth and expansion into new markets.

Prior to Okta, Bill served as CFO at MobiTV, Inc., a leading technology platform provider of multiscreen video delivery services. Bill also served as the Chief Accounting Officer at DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc., as Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Yahoo! Inc., and has held various leadership positions at Universal Studios, Inc. and KPMG, bringing to Okta more than 20 years of corporate financial experience.

Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a licensed CPA (inactive) in the State of California. Bill also enjoys running, hiking, and all Bay Area sports teams.

Eric Berg

Eric Berg

Chief Product Officer

Eric Berg is a seasoned product and marketing leader with over 20 years of experience across engineering, marketing and business development for both early stage SaaS companies and high growth software businesses within larger organizations. With Okta since early 2010, he is currently focused on company and product strategy, product management, product marketing, technical marketing and platform evangelism.

Prior to Okta, Eric served as the VP of Product Management and Marketing for Apptio, the market leading SaaS provider of IT financial management solutions, the Director of Product Management at Microsoft, and the Director of Product Marketing and Business Development at Ensim. Eric also has experience working at Goldman Sachs and Intel, where he held a variety of engineering management, technical marketing and product management positions.

Eric earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering at the University of Washington and his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Eric also enjoys running, cycling and spending as much time in the outdoors as possible with his family.

Adam Aarons

Adam Aarons

Senior Vice President, World Wide Sales

Adam brings more than 15 years of enterprise software sales experience. Prior to joining Okta, he served as Area Vice President of sales for BMC Software from May 2008 to January 2012; during which revenues under his responsibility increased more than 300%.

Adam led the #1 team in sales of software as a service solutions in FY 2010 and FY 2011 at BMC. Adam joined BladeLogic in March of 2007 as a Vice President of Sales; BladeLogic delivered an initial public offering in October of 2007 and was then bought by BMC Software for more than $800 million in April of 2008. Adam has served as a Vice President of Sales at OpenPages where he built the western region into the #1 Region globally; producing over $15 million in annual revenue. Adam served as Director of WW Sales for Arena Solutions, a SaaS company where he built the customer base to from less than 30 to over 300, and with an annual re-occurring revenue model from $250 thousand to $4 Million. As a Global Accounts Manager for Agile Software, Adam was responsible for closing over $18 million in revenues and achieved 700% of quota in in FY 2000. Prior to Agile, Adam was a Sales Representative at PTC where he was a consistent top revenue producer and over-achiever. With deep experience in sales and deployment of cloud infrastructure, SaaS and enterprise solutions, his goal is to build a world class sales team.

Adam has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Hector Aguilar

Hector Aguilar

Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer

Hector Aguilar is the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer at Okta. As SVP of Engineering and CTO, Hector is responsible for running engineering and technology for Okta, developing strategic planning for the direction of product development activities and managing the engineering team.

Prior to Okta, Hector served in a variety of roles at ArcSight since its inception, driving technology development as the CTO and Vice President of Software Development for the company during its successful IPO in 2008 and after its acquisition by Hewlett Packard. Hector also has experience in software engineering and management at Impresse, ICA, Grupo Televisa and Ericsson, bringing over eighteen years of networking, security and software development experience to Okta.

Hector earned his bachelor’s degree in electronic systems engineering as well as his master’s degree in computer science from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Hector also enjoys running and taking bike rides with his family.

Krista Anderson

Krista Anderson

Chief Customer Officer

Krista Anderson is Chief Customer Officer at Okta, charged with ensuring world-class customer support, customer success and training programs across a global customer base that spans many geographies, industries and use cases.

Anderson brings more than 13 years of experience to Okta, delivering superior levels of adoption, loyalty and customer satisfaction for both enterprise and small business customers. Prior to joining Okta, she served as senior vice president, Customers for Life at salesforce.com, where she managed a portfolio comprising the largest and most strategic enterprise customers, including HP, Cisco, Dell and Allergan. In her last 12 months with the company, Anderson redefined the company’s customer onboarding program, established a global process for identifying, triaging and managing at-risk customers en masse and launched the global customer community enabling salesforce.com customers to collaborate and learn from each other.

Krista earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Oregon. She also enjoys skiing, traveling and, less frequently, home remodeling and interior design projects.

David Baker

David Baker

Chief Security Officer

David Baker is the Chief Security Officer at Okta. As CSO, David is responsible for the security of Okta’s service, helping the company focus on customer success by solving the security challenges enterprises face as they evolve operations into the cloud.

Prior to Okta, David served as the Vice President of Services at IOActive, the Security Architect at Webex Communications, and a Network Engineer at Loudcloud. David also has experience as a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, bringing to Okta over 15 years of experience in enterprise data security, information technology and government computer research industries.

David earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and his master’s degree in aeronautical engineering at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. David also enjoys competitive cycling and running.

Arun Shrestha

Arun Shrestha

Vice President, World Wide Services

Arun Shrestha is the Vice President of World Wide Services at Okta. As VP of Services, Arun is responsible for the company’s cloud enterprise architecture, professional services, and technical account management working closely with enterprise prospects and customers to ensure their success on the Okta platform.

Prior to Okta, Arun served as the Senior Director of Client Services at EndPlay, Inc., the Senior Director of Advanced Customer Services in North America at Oracle, and the Senior Director of Professional Services in Emerging Markets at Sun Microsystems. Arun also has experience working as the Director of Professional Services at SeeBeyond, IAPEX, Harbinger and Premenos, bringing more than 20 years of software services experience to Okta.

Arun earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering at Graceland University, and he also enjoys snowboarding and a huge 49ers and Giants fan.

Philip Turner

Philip Turner

Vice President, EMEA

Philip Turner is the Vice President of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Okta. As VP of EMEA, Philip is responsible for building and managing a dynamic local team to enable Okta’s expansion plans in Europe.

Prior to Okta, Philip served as the EMEA Sales Director at Nimble Storage, the Backup and Recovery Solutions division country manager for the United Kingdom and Ireland at EMC, and the EMEA Regional Director at Acopia Networks. He also has experience as Sales Executive and District Manager at Network Appliance, where he was also one of the first European employees, bringing 20 years of experience in building and scaling enterprise businesses across the UK and mainland Europe to Okta.

Philip earned his bachelor’s degree in European history and German from Thames Valley University in London. Philip loves anything with an engine and is an avid motorsport fan, he also enjoys cycling.

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