“I consider myself a passionate technology entrepreneur and a student of life. I believe in people, ideas and the power of heart to overcome any obstacle.”
In the past 20 years, Mr. Durand has helped grow and build a number of successful tech-focused companies. He started his career as an auditor at KPMG. In 1993 he co-founded and was CEO of Durand Communications, a bulletin board software company, which was later sold to Webb Interactive in 1998. In 2000, he founded a company called Jabber Inc. to help commercialize the Jabber open source platform created by Jeremie Miller. Mr. Durand stayed with Jabber through the formation of the Jabber Software Foundation and initial commercialization and capital formation, leaving in 2002 to co-found and become CEO of Ping Identity. Jabber was later sold to Cisco in 2008.
Mr. Durand holds a BA in Biology and Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Kim and two daughters, Parker and Samantha.
“I love to help build lasting value for companies that are winning in the marketplace and that’s what I’ve done for the last 25-years. The status quo bores me. I thrive on challenging the precedent to drive change. I believe analytical capability and the power of using proprietary analysis can unveil real insight into business performance.”
Before Ping Identity, Mr. Sullivan was Executive Vice President and CFO of IHS Inc., where he helped transform the 45-year-old, private company into a high-performing, credible and premium valued public company. He helped IHS complete more than 40 acquisitions, increase revenue by nearly 4X, grow profit by more than 5X and increase market capitalization by more than $4 billion. Prior to IHS, Mr. Sullivan served in multiple financial roles for the Coors Brewing Company, and invested ten years with Price Waterhouse LLP in both their New York City-based M&A Transaction Support practice as well as their Denver-based audit practice. He holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Iowa and lives in Denver with his wife and three high school aged children.
“I have an entrepreneurial spirit and believe in the power of the team. Personal experience has taught me that a highly functioning team will always deliver more value than a group of highly talented individuals.”
In the last two decades Mr. Jossi has helped recruit, organize and mentor teams that have delivered outstanding strategic, operational and financial results for their organizations. Prior to Ping Identity, he was Executive Vice President of Human Capital for TeleTech, responsible for the overall people operations of a global employee base of 41,000 people in more than 25 countries. He helped modernize their Human Capital platform to improve recruiting, training, performance management and total rewards functions worldwide. Before Teletech, Mr. Jossi founded and was the CEO of venture backed eLearning company ActiveEducation. He is an avid road bike rider and a strong supporter of Colorado’s MS 150.
“I am Australian by birth, but have been able to overcome that obstacle. To me there is nothing more romantic than an evening white boarding federation flows with a nice IPA (my wife disagrees). I pronounce 'SAML' as 'SAM uhl' and not like that ridiculous 'SAM ehl' clique. I don't dream when I rest, I dream about REST.”
Mr. Harding brings more than 20 years of software development, networking infrastructure and information security experience to the Office of the CTO. He is responsible for Ping Labs as well as establishing Ping Identity's product and technology strategy. Before Ping Identity, he was a vice president and security architect at Fidelity Investments, where he guided the strategic alignment of identity management and security technologies with the goals of the business. Before Fidelity he was with PricewaterhouseCoopers, were he built their Internet Security Practice. Mr. Harding holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Vice President, Product Management
Senior Vice President, Field Operations
Vice President, General Counsel
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Member, Private Equity and Co-Head of Technology, KKR
Founder, Managing General Partner, Ten Eleven Ventures
Principal, W Capital Partners
Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners