Matt Ellard joins Okta as SVP and General Manager for EMEA


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Okta has named Matt Ellard as its Senior Vice President and General Manager for the EMEA region.

Ellard – who has a deep understanding of the customer landscape in the region – brings with him over 25 years’ experience in sales and cybersecurity consulting.

As Senior Vice President and General Manager for EMEA, Ellard is expected to lead regional sales teams responsible for helping customers and partners leverage identity solutions to drive user experiences.

“Leadership expertise”

Prior to joining Okta, Ellard worked at EY and was responsible for its cybersecurity consulting division.

His sales and leadership experience includes roles at Tanium, Veritas, Symantec and Sun Microsystems.

“We are thrilled to welcome Matt to Okta during this pivotal time as more and more organisations are prioritising identity as a strategic investment,” commented Jon Addison, Chief Revenue Officer, Okta.

“Matt’s leadership expertise in cybersecurity and go-to-market strategy will be a game-changer for us as we continue to grow our footprint in EMEA.” 

“I am excited to join Okta”

“In a world where every digital experience from e-commerce transactions, to patient care, to voting is rooted in identity management, Okta is mission critical infrastructure for organisations globally,” Ellard commented.

“Working with clients focused on digital transformation, I have seen how customers rely on identity to drive their business outcomes and I am excited to join Okta at a time when there is incredible opportunity for customers, partners and Okta to succeed together.”

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