Okta, Inc, the leading independent identity partner, announced two new executive appointments. Jon Addison has been named Okta’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), and Kerry Ok has been named Okta’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Jon will report to Okta’s CEO and co-founder, Todd McKinnon, and Kerry will report to Okta’s Chief Customer Officer, Eric Kelleher.
Jon was named Interim CRO in February 2023, while continuing to serve as General Manager of EMEA, a role he held since joining Okta two years ago. As CRO, he will lead the team responsible for helping customers solve their identity challenges using Okta’s Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds. He has helped build a team that is expert at understanding customers’ business needs and identifying solutions that will protect them for a future where identity is a growing priority.
Kerry has been with Okta and Auth0 for over seven years, having joined Okta through its acquisition of Auth0 in 2021. As CMO, she will lead efforts to connect Okta customers with the company’s brand, products, solutions and mission and drive growth in an $80 billion market. She will oversee the teams responsible for demand generation, product marketing, brand direction, strategic events, digital and overall marketing strategy.
“Okta is mission critical infrastructure to organizations worldwide,” said Todd McKinnon, Okta’s CEO and co-founder. “Jon and Kerry bring the right vision, leadership, and results-oriented culture to their teams that will drive customers to choose and trust Okta as their identity provider. Okta has an impressive bench of internal leadership talent, and I’m confident in Jon and Kerry’s ability to capture the large opportunity ahead of us.”
“Our customers are looking to address the threat landscape by leveraging AI, building seamless customer experiences and implementing Zero Trust security,” said Jon Addison. “I’m honored to serve as Chief Revenue Officer and to help address this mission-critical need, backed by an industry-leading team skilled at driving innovation. It’s an incredibly exciting time to focus on AI and identity, and Okta is well-positioned to expand its leadership position.”
“There’s never been a more complex landscape for security professionals, IT admins, developers and marketers than today, and Okta is uniquely positioned at the center of each of these worlds,” said Kerry Ok. “We have a huge opportunity to educate and engage our customers about the power of identity in this pivotal moment, and I’m thrilled with the opportunity to help lead our team.”