Member Since 2022
When not running towards fear, I feed my passion for performance, technology and culture at Ping Identity, where we strive to secure the Internet thru identity. I believe there is a science to everything, and my leadership philosophy is simple - I strive for 10/10, where great attitude meets great performance. I believe in balance (an active state of performance), the wisdom of patience and the power of persistence. I've discovered the truth is often the opposite of conventional wisdom. Sometimes slower is faster and sometimes to lead one must follow. With age I've become patient and with failure, I've become obsessed with improvement. My purpose isn't a casual pursuit, it's to build an extraordinary company, provide opportunity for growth and enable, protect and defend identity and our digital world. I strive to do so without compromising the integrity of the how. Career 1991 - KPMG in Los Angeles. 1993 - Founded Durand Communications and built the worlds first online photograph database and Windows client/server bullet board. Company was sold in 1998 to Webb Interactive. 1999 - Founded Jabber Inc. to commercialize the Jabber open source project created by Jeremie Miller. Cisco acquired Jabber in 2008. 2002 - Started Ping Identity in Denver, CO to secure the internet through Identity. 2013 - Ping Identity acquires Tel Aviv based Accells to create PingID Mobile MFA. 2013 - Joins YPO Colorado 2016 - Vista Equity Partners acquires Ping Identity with Andre remaining as CEO. 2016 - Ping Identity Acquires Austin-based UnboundID to bolster identity directory, profile, and data store services. 2017 - Andre named CEO of the year at Vista 2018 - Joins the board of Jamf Software, a Vista company
I believe leaders can choose to either be champions of change and help their organizations drive a digital competitive advantage, or be relegated to the digital wasteland.
At Ping Identity, we believe in making digital experiences both secure and seamless for all users, without compromise. That’s digital freedom. We let enterprises combine our best-in-class identity solutions with third-party services they already use to remove passwords, prevent fraud, support Zero Trust, or anything in between. This can be accomplished through a simple drag-and-drop canvas. That’s why more than half of the Fortune 100 choose Ping Identity to protect digital interactions from their users while making experiences frictionless. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Ping Identity also has offices across the world including Austin, Bangalore, Boston, Edinburgh, Israel, London, Melbourne, Paris, and Vancouver.