Identity leader announces new, expanded offices to grow go-to-market
and engineering teams, and further focus on customer success
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 6, 2018--
Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for
the enterprise, today announced the continued expansion of its U.S. and
European operations with new offices in Washington, D.C., Paris and
Stockholm. In addition, Okta is doubling its footprint in San Jose,
Calif., supporting its priority to make customers successful with the
best and brightest talent in the technology sector.
“The success of our customers and partners is Okta’s highest priority,
and these new offices in three of the world’s most thriving capitals
enable us to further our commitment to our customers in the private and
public sectors by providing an even more personal touch,” said Todd
McKinnon, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Okta. “Washington,
D.C., Paris and Stockholm are global hubs of commerce and policymaking
where an increasing number of our customers are based — organizations of
every size and in every industry leveraging the Okta Identity Cloud to
manage and secure their extended enterprises, as well as transform their
customers’ experience. Furthermore, the growth of our team in San Jose
shows our dedication to the success of our customers by providing them
with best-in-class technology and support from our greatest resource —
Okta Washington, D.C.
The Okta office in Washington, D.C.
will be located in the heart of the capital of the United States,
creating greater proximity to serve Okta’s growing private and public
sector customers, which include the Federal
Communications Commission, Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Mapbox.
The Okta office in Paris will be headed by
Nicolas Petroussenko, who previously led ServiceNow’s operations in
France, and recently joined Okta from Oracle. Okta's customers in France
span the technology, energy and recreational industries, including
ENGIE, which is leading the transition to a more sustainable world
across 24 geographies.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Okta family and to drive continued
growth of our operations in Europe, and France in particular. More and
more businesses depend on the cloud to collaborate with their employees,
contractors and partners, and of course, serve their customers. The Okta
Identity Cloud enables them to do that securely and seamlessly,” said
Nicolas Petroussenko, Regional Vice President, France, Okta. “Since
joining Okta, I’ve heard glowing, positive responses from our customers
in France about the value Okta brings to their organizations as the
leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, an
affirmation of my belief in Okta’s vision and commitment to customer
“As ENGIE leads the world to a sustainable future, we require a flexible
identity and access management system that covers all geographies and
enables all applications to be accessed from anywhere, from any device,”
said Youssef Tahani, Chief Infrastructure Officer, ENGIE. “The Okta
Identity Cloud allows us to accomplish that ambitious goal with both an
enjoyable user experience and a secure solution. We are pleased to
welcome Okta as it grows its presence in France, and look forward to
continuing our successful relationship.”
The Okta office in Stockholm will serve
customers that span various industries, including technology, wholesale
and automobile parts and accessories. Proximity to strategic customers
such as Ambea, Relex, the Norwegian Refugee Council and EQT will enable
continued customer-driven innovation and product development.
Okta San Jose
Okta is doubling the square footage of its San
Jose office as the team continues to grow and attract top talent. As
Okta’s second headquarters, San Jose provides Okta’s team with access to
multi-family housing, transit infrastructure, and an opportunity to live
where they work.
“I’m delighted that Okta has chosen to grow its operations here in
downtown San Jose — the cultural and creative urban center of Silicon
Valley,” said Sam Liccardo, Mayor, San Jose. “I thank CEO Todd McKinnon
and his team for Okta’s investments in our community, and look forward
to their continued growth in the years to come.”
Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise.
The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to both secure and manage
their extended enterprise, and transform their customers’ experiences.
With over 5,500 pre-built integrations to applications and
infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely adopt
the technologies they need to fulfill their missions. Over 4,700
organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack,
Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to securely connect their
people and technology.
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Source: Okta, Inc.
Jenna Kozel King, 415-418-9600