Okta Appoints Anthony Bates to Board

Okta, Inc. has announced the appointment of Anthony Bates, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genesys Cloud Services, Inc., to its board of directors, effective June 21, 2024. Bates brings a wealth of experience, having held key leadership positions at notable companies such as Social Capital, GoPro, Microsoft, Skype, and Cisco Systems.

Okta, known as the "World’s Identity Company," provides secure access, authentication, and automation services. It is the leading independent identity partner, trusted by the most trusted brands to enable safe technology usage across any device or app.

The company's CEO and co-founder, Todd McKinnon, expressed excitement over Bates' appointment, citing his extensive experience and ability to drive growth in global markets as invaluable assets to Okta as it continues to build on its market leadership.

The addition of Bates to the board comes at a time when organizations are increasingly prioritizing identity security in today’s digital-first world. Bates himself emphasized the critical role of identity security in organizations and expressed his eagerness to contribute to Okta's global business strategy to lead the industry against identity-based attacks.

This announcement comes as Okta continues to solidify its position as a key player in the identity security space, offering customizable solutions and over 7,000 pre-built integrations to enable business leaders and developers to focus on innovation and accelerate digital transformation.

The company's continued focus on innovation and growth is evident through strategic appointments like Bates to its board of directors, as it seeks to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving landscape of identity and security solutions. As a result of these announcements, the company's shares have moved 1.7% on the market, and are now trading at a price of $88.35. If you want to know more, read the company's complete 8-K report here.

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