Okta Strengthens and Deepens Executive Team With Hires and Promotions Across People, Partnerships and Corporate Development Teams
Details on Executive Hires + Promotions
Gray will report directly to Frederic Kerrest, co-founder and COO. He
will be responsible for strategy and execution across the
OktaIntegration Network (OIN), corporate development and strategic partners.
McCue will report to
Charles Race, president of Worldwide Field Operations at Okta. He will be responsible for forging new partnerships for Oktain a broad array of verticals and geographies while expanding and empowering existing partners.
Grady will report directly to
Todd McKinnon, co-founder and CEO. She will be responsible for driving the company’s strategy and planning process and have oversight for all company execution.
- Johnson will also report directly to McKinnon. She will be responsible for global talent acquisition, people operations and development of people.
Comments on the News
Frederic Kerrest, co-founder and COO of
“Our long-term vision to build
“We've surpassed some incredible milestones throughout my four years
“The trends and tailwinds in the industry today are all driving toward the fact that identity is a strategic layer in the enterprise stack,” said Gray. “Okta has demonstrated clear leadership in identity, and corporate development can play a strategic role in helping maintain and grow that leadership position. I’m looking forward to working with Okta’s awesome leadership team to build on the company’s success.”
“You can’t build a great company without great people,” said Johnson. “Okta continues to put its people first, a strategy that has helped us build a successful and collaborative company, which in turn benefits our customers. I’m looking forward to continuing to focus on expanding, empowering and mentoring the great team at Okta.”
“Okta’s commitment to building a better company and product through partnerships directly benefits its customers, and is completely in-line with what I’ve focused on throughout my career,” said McCue. “I couldn’t agree more with Okta’s vision to secure the ‘extended enterprise,’ across customers, partners, employees and any other audience that needs to access technology. I can’t wait to get started working with Charles and the rest of the top-notch leadership team at Okta.”
Background on Hires + Promotions
Angela Grady, executive vice president and Chief of Staff: Grady has been with Oktasince 2014, formerly serving as the senior vice president of Global Operations and Chief of Staff. She was previously the senior vice president, Operations and Chief of Staff for Marketing Cloud & Data.com at Salesforce. Monty Gray, senior vice president of corporate development: Gray most recently led corporate development at SAP where he was responsible for some of their most transformative acquisitions, including Concur, SuccessFactors, Ariba and most recently Callidus. Under Gray’s leadership, the corporate development team successfully completed approximately 45 acquisitions and targeted strategic investments. Kristina Johnson, Chief People Officer: Kristina Johnsonhas been with Oktasince 2015, formerly serving as vice president of people. Before Okta, Kristina led international human resources at EnerNOC and was a strategic business partner at the University of California, Berkeley. Patrick McCue, senior vice president of worldwide partnerships: Before joining Okta, McCue was at customer identity and access management company Gigya, where he was responsible for the strategy, development and management of Gigya's Partner Program, as well as the company's channels and alliances partners. Before that, he served as the VP of Channels at QlikTech and ExactTarget.
Jenna Kozel King