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DENVER — April 13, 2022 — Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), the intelligent identity solution for the enterprise, announced Rakesh Thaker as its new SVP, Chief Development Officer to lead Ping Identity’s world-wide Research & Development (R&D) organization. Thaker will supersede the retiring Peter Burke, currently responsible for leading Ping Identity’s R&D organization.
Thaker comes to Ping Identity from Cisco, where as Vice President of Enterprise Networking he was responsible for overseeing a global R&D team. Thaker has held leadership positions at both private and public companies including Cisco, Gigamon, Blue Coat and Dell, where he built, grew and led teams across the world to build enterprise-class SaaS, Security and networking products.
“The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation across the board. In this world of remote access from anywhere to everything, identity is fundamental to trust and core to a good security strategy,” said Thaker. “I’m excited to join the Ping Identity team to continue our focus on enabling organizations to seamlessly deliver secure digital experiences for employees, partners, and customers.”
“Rakesh’s deep knowledge in SaaS and security will be critical as we continue to enhance identity-based solutions that provide our customers with seamless digital experiences,” said Kris Nagel, chief operating officer, Ping Identity. “We’re grateful for Peter Burke’s invaluable leadership to date and look forward to a bright future with Rakesh on board.”
About Ping Identity
At Ping Identity, we believe in making digital experiences both secure and seamless for all users, without compromise. That’s digital freedom. We let enterprises combine our best-in-class identity solutions with third-party services they already use to remove passwords, prevent fraud, support Zero Trust, or anything in between. This can be accomplished through a simple drag-and-drop canvas. That’s why more than half of the Fortune 100 choose Ping Identity to protect digital interactions from their users while making experiences frictionless. Learn more at www.pingidentity.com.
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