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.
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.
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Frederic Kerrest is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Okta. 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 family, reading historical biographies, playing ice hockey and supporting the San Jose Sharks.
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.
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.
Chief Revenue Officer
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.
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.
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.
Krista earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Oregon. She also enjoys skiing, traveling and home remodeling and interior design projects.
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.
Chief People Officer
Mike Guerchon is the Chief People Officer at Okta and is responsible for leading Okta's people initiatives, focusing on the entire employee lifecycle. Mike has a leading approach to human resources with a strong commitment to recruiting stellar talent, helping to create a great corporate culture, and providing training and development programs to support the company’s continued growth and innovation. Mike leads Okta’s office space initiatives.
Prior to joining Okta, Mike was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Riverbed Technology where he led global employee services, including human resources, real estate, leadership and development and compensation and benefits for the last ten years. Before joining Riverbed in 2005, Mike served as the Vice President of Human Resources for Hollywood Entertainment.
Mike also served as Vice President of Human Resources for Guess, Inc. and was the Chief People Officer of All Covered, Inc. From 1993 to 2000, he served as Vice President of Human Resources, Operations and Recruitment at IKON Office Solution. Mike’s management experience includes senior positions with an executive search firm and with corporate restaurant chains. Mike studied finance at the University of Arizona.
Jon Runyan is Okta’s General Counsel. As our GC, Jon oversees all of the company’s legal affairs worldwide. In addition to running the company’s legal department, Jon is also a key executive contributor to a number of cross-functional strategic initiatives throughout the company.
Jon is a savvy legal executive with nearly a decade of experience counseling technology companies. He previously served as Okta’s outside corporate counsel from the time of its incorporation. Prior to joining Okta, Jon was in private practice as a partner in Goodwin Procter LLP’s San Francisco offices. While at Goodwin Procter, Jon served as corporate counsel to a broad spectrum of technology companies, advising them on a wide range of matters throughout their lifecycles – including company formation and governance matters, private financings, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and all matters in between. Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Jon practiced in Gunderson Dettmer LLP’s Menlo Park offices.
Jon earned his bachelor’s degree in financial services from San Diego State University, his MBA from the Yale School of Management, and his JD from UC Hastings, where he was a member of the Hastings Law Journal. Jon has been admitted to the bar in California and Massachusetts.
When not in the office, Jon enjoys hiking with his family in Marin County, golfing, fishing and is an avid San Francisco Giants and San Diego Chargers fan.
Vice President, Operations & Chief of Staff
Angela Grady is Vice President, Operations & Chief of Staff at Okta. She is responsible for driving business operations and executive team alignment as the company scales globally.
Angela brings 25+ years of experience to Okta, with a background in operations, professional services, sales and marketing. She is a passionate, driven leader who thrives on building successful, cross-functional teams and delivering results at both strategic and tactical levels.
Prior to joining Okta, she spent 9+ years at Salesforce.com, building out their professional services operation and growing it 10x during her tenure. She went on to create a core operations function for Salesforce's emerging businesses, including Data.com and the Marketing Cloud, helping to integrate them as well as to run the day-to-day operation of these organizations. Prior to Salesforce, she spent almost a decade at Sun Microsystems and built its analyst relations function from scratch.
Angela earned her bachelor's degree in English Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. She enjoys cooking, running and traveling the world with her children.
Vice President, Marketing
Ryan Carlson is vice president of marketing at Okta. As the head of Okta’s marketing team, he oversees demand generation, brand, customer marketing, public relations, analyst relations, partner marketing, and corporate communications.
Ryan has worked in technology and startups for more years than he cares to cite. Before joining Okta (back when the team was just a few dozen strong), he ran product for smart-building company Redwood Systems. He’s held various product and marketing leadership roles at semiconductor companies Xilinx, Velio, and Cypress.
Ryan holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado.
He lives in Oakland with his wife and two young daughters. A few of the hobbies that he has given up include backpacking, fly-fishing, and exercise.
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.
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.
Vice President, APAC
Graham is Okta's first Vice President of Australia Pacific, responsible for establishing and growing Okta's operations in the region.
Graham brings with him more than 22 years of enterprise software sales experience, specializing in identity management. Prior to joining Okta, Graham spent several years working in distribution and channel marketing throughout Europe before serving as Regional Sales Director for Oracle in Australia. In this role, Graham was responsible for establishing the identity management and security divisions for Oracle in Asia Pacific.