Steve Rowland Joins Okta as Chief Revenue Officer

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Steve Rowland Joins Okta as Chief Revenue Officer. Image Source: Shutterstock.

Okta, the identity and access management company, has named Steve Rowland as Chief Revenue Officer. He reports to Susan St. Ledger, President of Worldwide Field Operations.

Roland is a technology industry veteran, who has overseen the growth of various growth-stage businesses throughout his career. He is an Executive Advisor and Limited Partner for venture capital and private equity firm Forté Ventures. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of America Sales at Splunk.

“Steve brings deep business and go-to-market expertise to Okta and adding him in this net-new role will only bolster our focus on operational rigour and data-driven decision making within worldwide field operations,” said Susan St. Ledger, President of Worldwide Field Operations at Okta said in a press release. “ Steve will play an integral role supporting our go-to-market strategy, driving predictable revenue, and ensuring we deliver delightful customer experiences.”

Earlier this month, Okta announced its plans to acquire Auth0, a customer identity solutions provider, for $6.5 billion, sending its shares down by almost 10%. Despite this, CEO Todd McKinnon is confident that this acquisition will strengthen the company’s position in the SaaS market.

“Okta is well-positioned to address trends currently impacting customers: moving to the cloud and navigating hybrid IT, developer-centricity and the need to build seamless customer experiences, and Zero Trust security,” said Steve Rowland in a press release. “I believe that Okta has the power to be the identity standard for the internet and I’m humbled by the opportunity to join Okta through this next phase of growth.”

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