– USA, CA – Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced the appointment of former CFO of Oracle, Jeff Epstein to its board of directors, effective May 25, 2021, bringing more than 30 years of experience in financial leadership at public, global enterprise technology, and marketplace companies.
Jeff will also serve as audit committee chair.
“We are proud to welcome Jeff to the Okta board. Over his more than 30 years of experience, Jeff has brought operational and fiscal excellence and his deep knowledge of enterprise software to some of the world’s most iconic technology companies,” said CEO and co-founder, Todd McKinnon. “His expertise will be extremely valuable as we continue to accelerate our growth in the identity market, by providing secure access and enabling everyone to safely use any technology.”
About Jeff Epstein
Jeff Epstein is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. He is the former EVP and CFO of Oracle, one of the world’s largest and most profitable technology companies.
He serves on the Boards of Directors of Twilio and Poshmark. In addition, he is a Lecturer at Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering.
“It is an honor to join the Okta board as audit committee chair. Identity is one of the key strategic investments every company must make today. Okta plays a central role in helping organizations around the world respond to three major trends: digital transformation, Zero Trust security, and cloud or hybrid IT — all of which have only accelerated due to the pandemic and dynamic work,” said Jeff Epstein. “I’ve seen firsthand the importance of Okta’s platform, having personally used Okta every day for many years. I’m excited to contribute to the continued expansion of the Okta Identity Cloud to connect every company, machine, and person on earth.”
Jeff holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a BA from Yale College, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. More than 10,650 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, T-Mobile, Takeda, Teach for America, and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.
For more information: https://www.okta.com/
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