Chief Executive Officer
I believe identity's moment has arrived. My mission is to make it the center of security.
In the past 20 years, Andre has founded and grown a number of successful software companies.
Andre founded Durand Communications in 1993. The company pioneered the first online photograph database and Windows NT client/server bulletin board. In 1998, the company was sold to Webb Interactive.
Jabber was founded by Andre in 2000 where he commercialized the Jabber instant messaging open source platform, creating the Jabber Software Foundation in the process. Today Jabber is used around the world by hundreds of thousands of businesses. Jabber was sold to Cisco in 2008.
In 2002 Andre founded Ping Identity with a vision of securing the Internet through identity. Among his many contributions to the identity and security industry, he founded and chairs the identity industry conference, Identiverse, now in its 10th year.
Andre 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.
Chief Operating Officer
Success is measured through the eyes of our customers.
Kris comes to Ping after a 30-year-long proven track record spanning engineering, operations and sales, during which he built and led fast-moving technology organizations with a specific focus on revenue growth and organizational scaling. For global brands like Apple, Portal Software (acquired by Oracle) and Vindicia (Amdocs), he's held senior leadership positions in both venture-backed and public companies from pre-revenue to $4.5B in annual sales, and from early funding to in excess of $10B in market capitalization. Kris has run global businesses providing diverse enterprise software and SaaS solutions to multiple industries including media and entertainment, enterprise, manufacturing, financial services and telecom. Kris earned his MBA from San Jose State University and his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems at Penn State University. In his spare time, you can catch Kris enjoying his family, spreading his car fanaticism or finding any excuse to spend time outdoors.
Chief Financial Officer
I foster cultures of innovation and entrepreneurial passion infused with structured decision-making.
Prior to joining Ping, Raj served as CFO of Florida-based systems integration firm AVI-SPL. During his AVI-SPL tenure, he worked to grow and manage the company through its successful sale, earning him recognition as 2016 CFO of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in the Large Private Company category.
Raj has also held senior financial positions within technology services companies like Flextronics, Jabil Circuit and TeleTech. He began his career with PwC, serving in the audit and transaction advisory practices for over nine years, and his global experience spans both public and private companies, including long-term assignments in Switzerland and Italy. Raj received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Emory University and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Florida. He is an actively licensed CPA.
Chief Human Resources Officer
I believe that at the heart of every great company is an extraordinary team of people.
Aaron joined Ping after most recently working in the telecommunications industry at DISH Network. There, he led a national human resources team that supported almost 20,000 employees. Aaron's broad HR experience spans talent acquisition, leadership development, employee advocacy, total rewards and HR strategy. He's held HR positions with EchoStar Communications and multiple healthcare companies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and his roles focused on building centers of excellence for various HR functions. Aaron grew up in the Minneapolis area and received a Bachelor's of Business Administration with an emphasis on Human Resources from the University of Minnesota.
Chief Legal Officer
My goal is to have fun providing nimble and thoughtful counsel in the exciting environment that is Ping.
Lauren joined Ping Identity in 2010 as its sole attorney, and now she leads a legal department of four. Prior to Ping, Lauren managed legal efforts at Collective Intellect, Inc. as their Corporate Counsel, and she also worked as an associate in Cooley LLP's corporate group. Lauren earned her law degree from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives. She also holds a master’s degree from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University. As a mother of three girls, Lauren finds peace by being an avid early morning runner and fitting in two cups of coffee before getting to work.
Chief Technology Officer & General Manager Intelligence
Adding AI to the Ping Identity Platform will deliver the next wave of identity intelligence
Bernard joined Ping by way of the Elastic Beam acquisition, where he was the founder and CEO. Elastic Beam built the first hybrid cloud solution that used advanced AI techniques to deliver deep visibility into API activity and stop cyberattacks. Most recently he was Chairman, President and CEO at Atlantis Computing (award-winning storage optimization software) and the CEO of Green Border which was acquired by Google. Bernard was also the Chairman of Booshaka acquired by Sprinkler, Chairman of Norskale acquired by Citrix, Chairman of BorderWare acquired by WatchGuard, Board Member at Sygate Technologies acquired by Symantec. Bernard earned a MS in Engineering Management from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Irvine where he was inducted into the Engineering Hall of Fame.
SVP, Field Operations
I believe that great solutions equally benefit the company and the customer.
Bringing more than 20 years of high-technology software experience with leadership roles in sales, field operations, alliances, professional services and support, Dave was already a globally seasoned expert before Ping. He joined the team after holding the ranks of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at two separate companies over the span of 11 years, E2open and Borland Software. Prior to driving worldwide sales, Dave oversaw the Western Region for PeopleSoft when they acquired JD Edwards, where he started his career in Enterprise Software. Dave holds a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chief Product Officer & General Manager IDaaS
I'm on a mission to make identity the centerpiece of IT architectures, customer engagement and business strategy.
Steve joined Ping by way of the UnboundID acquisition, where he served as CEO and co-founder leading the company's business strategy, vision and execution. At Ping, he'll continue and broaden that strategic and visionary direction. Steve previously held roles as Technical Director and Chief of Staff for the identity management product division at Sun Microsystems, and Sr. Product Manager of Directory and Security for Netscape Communications. He's an internationally recognized adviser on identity and security issues, and he co-founded the OpenDS and SLAMD open source projects for next-generation identity services. Steve has a BS in Computer Science from George Mason University.
General Manager, Cloud Software
From commercial to technical challenges, I thrive on meaty and complicated problem solving.
Ed joins Ping with 37 years of proven track record under his belt, working with blue chip, private equity and venture capital financed companies across several countries. He's an energetic technology business leader who's held diverse strategic roles including Advisor to Techstars, Advisor and Board Member at DRINKS Holding, CEO at Collective Intellect, Advisor to the Bahrain Economic Development Bank and others. Ed's early accomplishments include building kernel mode applications in assembler code for manufacturing, telecommunications and defense industry customers. His diverse technology and business-building experience enables him to quickly develop and execute strategic and operational priorities that produce the greatest impacts. Ed holds an MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, and he studied electrical and mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado. Outside of work, he enjoys motorsports, combat shooting, martial arts and digital and underwater photography.
Vice President, EMEA
Vice President, Demand Generation
Chief Solutions Architect and Innovation
Chief Customer Information Officer
Vice President, PingIntelligence
Vice President, Technology and Strategic Programs
Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer
Chief of Staff
Vice President, Finance, Strategy and Corporate Development
Vice President, Customer Success
Chief Information Security Officer
Vice President, Product Management
Vice President, North America East
Vice President, Product Marketing