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Ping Identity Names Michael J. Sullivan Chief Financial Officer

Former CFO of IHS Brings Public Company and Acquisition Leadership Experience to New Position

DENVER, Colo. — March 12, 2013

DENVER, Colo. — March 12, 2013 — Ping Identity®, The Identity Security Company™, today announced the addition of Michael J. Sullivan as chief financial officer (CFO). Sullivan has a successful track record in emerging and high growth companies, with more than 25 years of financial, communication and operational experience. In his new role at Ping Identity, he is responsible for creating scalable, agile financial and business processes to enable rapid, well managed growth. 

“Mike joins Ping Identity at a critical time in the growth of our company and the markets we serve,” said Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand. “He brings the expertise we need to optimize our long term plans for accelerated revenue growth.” 

Sullivan recently served as executive vice president and CFO of IHS, Inc., the leading global source of information and analysis, where he was responsible for the overall performance of the business and financial management of the company. As CFO, he drove the transformation of IHS from a 45-year-old privately-held company to a high performing, credible public company. Sullivan 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, Sullivan served as the director of financial planning and analysis for Coors Brewing Company, where he helped shape the way in which Coors communicated with its public stakeholders. Sullivan spent ten years as senior manager of the M&A transaction support and audit practice for Price Waterhouse, LLP.

“I believe Ping Identity has tremendous potential and I’m excited to be joining this world class team at such a pivotal time in its evolution as a rapidly growing leader in cloud identity management and next-gen IAM,” Sullivan said.  

About Ping Identity | The Identity Security Company

Ping Identity believes secure professional and personal identities underlie human progress in a connected world. Our identity and access management platform gives enterprise customers and employees one-click access to any application from any device. Over 900 companies, including 45 of the Fortune 100, rely on our award-winning products to make the digital world a better experience for hundreds of millions of people. Visit for more information.


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