Ping Identity adds two to executive leaders team

Friday November 16, 2018 0 comments Tags: Denver, Ping Identity, Andre Durand, Richard Bird, Bernard Harguindeguy

DENVER -- Ping Identity announced the addition of two new executives to its leadership team.Ping_logoUSE

Bernard Harguindeguy is now chief technology officer (CTO) and Richard Bird has been appointed chief customer information officer (CCIO).

Ping said both men bring strong backgrounds in the API security and identity and access management (IAM) industries to the company.

Harguindeguy joined Ping in June 2018 through the acquisition of Elastic Beam, where he was CEO and founder. Elastic Beam revolutionized the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to protect API infrastructures from cyber attacks, and deliver deep insight into API access and usage.

Since then, he has been serving as senior VP of intelligence, driving market awareness to the economic benefits that APIs and digital transformation initiatives can bring to global businesses.

Ping said taking on the new role of CTO will allow him to continue this work, while also evolving the company’s technology strategy. Harguindeguy has extensive experience in virtual data centers and security from his roles as CEO of Atlantis Computing, GreenBorder and WorldTalk, and in identity management at Critical Path, where he was the EVP and GM of that business unit.

As chief customer information officer, Bird will act as an advisor to the Ping Identity community and the global marketplace.

Bird brings more than 20 years of corporate business, technology and security operations experience to the company, including serving as executive director in the office of the CISO advisory practice at Optiv, the global head of identity and access management for JPMorgan Chase, and the chief information security officer for Mettler-Toledo.

“The addition of Bernard Harguindeguy and Richard Bird underscores our unwavering focus on customer enablement and success,” said Andre Durand, Ping CEO.

“With their strong leadership and professional experiences, I believe we’re better positioned to deliver world-class intelligent identity security solutions. I’m excited to have their energy on our executive team.”

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