Ping Identity expands leadership team with two new veteran executives

Wednesday January 2, 2019 0 comments Tags: Denver, Ping Identity, Kris Nagel, Ed Roberto, Andre Durand

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

Kris Nagel joins as chief operating officer and Ed Roberto joins as GM, Cloud Software. Both Nagel and Roberto bring many years of experience growing top-tier technology companies to their new roles, Ping said.

Prior to joining Ping, Nagel served as CEO of Vindicia, a SaaS-based subscription management platform for Fortune 1000 consumer-facing enterprises and subsidiary of Amdocs. His experience is centered on helping fast-moving technology companies work toward organizational scale and revenue growth.

With a diverse background spanning operations, engineering and sales, Nagel has worked for tech leaders including Apple, CSG, Portal Software (which was acquired by Oracle), and SS8 Networks.

Leveraging his deep technology knowledge and well-rounded perspective, Nagel will oversee all aspects of Ping’s go-to-market strategy, including product, sales, and marketing, the company said.

With more than 30 years of experience in technology, software and strategy, Roberto has a history of advising disruptive technology companies as they focus efforts on achieving significant growth.

Most recently, he served as an advisor to the Bahrain Economic Development Board, as well as to Techstars.

This is in addition to holding multiple CEO and leadership positions with organizations, including Webscale, a provider of cloud-based monitoring, acceleration and scaling for high availability applications, and also Collective Intellect, a venture-backed, social media monitoring and analytics platform acquired by Oracle in 2012.

As GM for the company’s software business unit, Roberto will help ensure Ping meets the needs of its enterprise customers looking to modernize their identity infrastructure, adopt the cloud and create a consistent identity security experience across a multi-generational IT environment.

“Kris and Ed bring invaluable technology expertise and growth acumen to our organization,” said Andre Durand, Ping CEO.

“With them on our already strong leadership team, we’re better positioned to accelerate our delivery of innovative intelligent identity security solutions to our customers.”