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Company Info

Our mission is to improve the connections between people and tools to make companies more productive and secure.

About Okta

Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. Our IT products uniquely use identity information to grant people access to applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security protections. Our Platform securely connects companies to their customers and partners. Today, thousands of organizations trust Okta’s to help them fulfill their missions as quickly as possible.

Headquarters:
301 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Pronunciation:
Okta | AHK-tuh | n.

Offices
San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Sydney

Founded:
2009

Our Culture

Okta’s culture is built on our vision, people and values. Our vision is to be the platform that enables any company to adopt any technology, and our people are the builders and owners who will bring that vision to life. While working towards that vision, our people embody our values of customer success, innovation, transparency and integrity.

Leadership

Okta's fearless leaders built, deployed, and supported enterprise software at companies such as Salesforce.com, SuccessFactors, PeopleSoft, Microsoft, Sun, and HP.

Todd McKinnon
CEO & 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 thousands of 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 B.S. in management and information systems from Brigham Young University and his M.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 enjoys exercising and spending time with his family.

Frederic Kerrest
COO & 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 B.S. in computer science from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. 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.

Charles Race
President, Worldwide Field Operations

As President, Worldwide Field Operations, Charles Race is responsible for growing Okta’s addressable market, building a world class delivery capability built on customer and partner success, and driving revenue growth in the US and internationally. Charles’ team includes worldwide sales, customer success and support, partner ecosystems, field marketing, professional services and business operations.

Charles brings more than 25 years of technology and leadership experience to Okta, having most recently spent the last 11 years in various leadership roles at Informatica. As Informatica’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, Charles gained extensive go-to-market experience across global sales, business development, services and support. Charles has also held a variety of leadership roles at Hummingbird, uSwitch, Phillips and Rolls-Royce Industrial Power.

He earned a B.E. in computer science from the University of York.

Adam Aarons
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.

Yassir Abousselham
Chief Security Officer

Yassir Abousselham is the Chief Security Officer at Okta. As CSO, Yassir is responsible for upholding the highest level of security standards for both Okta’s business and customers.

Prior to Okta, Yassir served as Chief Information Security Officer at SoFi, managing the company's information security, privacy and technical compliance. Yassir also founded and built the corporate data security and payments security programs at Google, and spent over a decade at Ernst & Young, consulting for Fortune 500 companies as they built information security functions, secure infrastructure and worked to achieve regulatory compliance.

Yassir earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, as well as a master’s degree in computer information systems. He has two U.S. patents in trusted network communication.

Hector Aguilar
Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President of Engineering

Hector Aguilar is the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Okta. As CTO and EVP of Engineering, 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
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.

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.

Ryan Carlson
Chief Marketing Officer

Ryan Carlson is Chief Marketing Officer 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.

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.

Jon Runyan
General Counsel

Jon Runyan is Okta's General Counsel. As GC, Jon oversees all of the company's legal affairs worldwide. In addition to running the legal department, Jon is also a key executive contributor to a number of cross-functional strategic initiatives throughout the company.

Before joining Okta, Jon served as Okta's outside corporate counsel from the time of its formation. In private practice, Jon was as a partner in Goodwin Procter's San Francisco offices as a member of the firm’s Technology Companies practice. Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Jon was an associate in Gunderson Dettmer’s Menlo Park offices.

Jon holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University, an MBA from the Yale School of Management, and a JD from U.C. Hastings, where he was a member of the Hastings Law Journal.

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.

Mark Settle
Chief Information Officer

Mark Settle is a seven time CIO with broad business experience in information services, enterprise software, consumer products, high tech distribution, financial services, and oil & gas. He has led IT organizations that supported the global operations of Fortune 500 companies; maintained the R&D infrastructure required for software product development; and hosted customer-facing delivery systems for commercial products and services. He has received multiple industry awards and is a three time CIO 100 honoree.

Settle sits on the advisory boards of several Silicon Valley venture capital firms and pioneered the adoption of service management and cloud computing technologies within several large enterprises. He is the author of Truth from the Trenches: A Practical Guide to the Art of IT Management which will be released in the fall of 2016.  Settle’s formal training is in the Geological Sciences. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT and a PhD from Brown University. Settle is a former Air Force officer and NASA Program Scientist.

Angela Grady
Senior Vice President, Operations & Chief of Staff

Angela Grady is Senior 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.

Kristina Johnson
Vice President, People

Kristina Johnson is Okta’s Vice President of People, leading the organization’s global People function. She is responsible for the company’s human capital management strategy, and oversees talent acquisition, talent development, total rewards, and engagement programs.

Kristina brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to Okta and has worked across a variety of industries, including technology, software, consulting and engineering, ranging from start-ups to large multi-national established businesses. She is an experienced leader of global teams and adept at driving change management across diverse regions.

Prior to joining Okta, Kristina oversaw the international human resource function for EnerNOC, a leading provider of energy management software, where she was the HR lead responsible for executing several mergers and acquisitions from early due diligence through long-term integration.

Kristina earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Master’s Degree in Business at California State University of East Bay. Outside of Okta, she enjoys exercising, golfing and spending time with her family.

Graham Pearson
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.