Ping Identity Grows Executive Team and Celebrates a Record 1 Billion Identities

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Ping Identity Grows Executive Team and Celebrates a Record 1 Billion Identities Protected

Additions to Leadership Team and Customer Growth Bolster Company’s Leadership in Identity and Access Management

Denver, Colo. — December 18, 2014

Ping Identity®, The Identity Security CompanyTM, today announced two executive hires to steer advancements in engineering and field operations with the additions of Ed Murray as Executive Vice President of Engineering and David Packer as Senior Vice President of Field Operations. The company also highlighted that Ping Identity products and services are protecting 1 billion identities as new customers implement single sign-on solutions for customer portals, partner networks and their own employees.  

As Executive Vice President of Engineering, Murray brings more than 20 years of experience to scale Ping Identity’s growth in product management, engineering, R&D and operations. Most recently he led R&D and SaaS operations at CompuWare/Gomez and achieved significant improvements in R&D productivity, product quality and time to market for the company’s workforce optimization software.

With more than 20 years of software field operations experience including leadership roles in sales, alliances, professional services and support, Packer will oversee the growth and development of Ping Identity’s field sales team. Previously, Packer led field operations at E2open, a fast-growth supply chain SaaS company that went public in 2012.

“2014 has been an exciting year for us with new investors, new leaders and an expanded product portfolio,” said Andre Durand, founder and CEO, Ping Identity. “David will make a big impact on scaling the reach of Ping Identity, while Ed brings a new perspective that will continue to push our engineering team to deliver truly next-generation identity security solutions.”

The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s $35 million investment round led by global investment firm KKR and a first-of-its-kind partnership with Sprint and Google Apps for Work, offering enterprise employees single sign-on capabilities for cloud and mobile applications. Globally recognized brands have selected Ping Identity for their identity security needs, including half of the Fortune 100, and the company is on track to continue the strong growth track in 2015.



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