Ping Identity Expands Executive Team

Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand announced the addition of two new members to the company’s executive team. Jonathan Buckley will take on the role of midmarket vice president and Roger Oberg has been named the company’s vice president of marketing.

"Having achieved tremendous success in the enterprise and SaaS marketplace, we’re now making a strategic commitment to the midmarket and increasing our global marketing reach,” Durand said. “Both roles are critical to that success, and Roger and Jonathan come to them with the expertise and passion I firmly believe will help elevate us to the next level."

Buckley brings more than 15 years of executive leadership and business strategy experience. Through his management consulting company, The Artesian Network, he served in executive roles for more than a dozen software and cloud-related companies in the United States and in Europe over the last two years. Before that, he served as CMO at cloud storage startup Nirvanix Inc., vice president of marketing at Sequoia Capital-backed PowerFile Inc., and was the software, services and internetworking business unit vice president at McDATA Corporation, a former NASDAQ 100 company now part of Brocade Communications. Before his career in the technology space, Buckley was a manager in the business strategy practice at Arthur Anderson LLP. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Oberg brings more than 20 years of executive experience. He has served as CMO, business unit general manager, and vice president of marketing, sales and engineering at software companies ranging from cloud-based security startup Veracode to business intelligence providers TIBCO and Spotfire (acquired by TIBCO in 2007) to software development and delivery leaders IBM, Rational (acquired by IBM in 2003), Requisite (acquired by Rational in 1997) and XVT (acquired by Peregrine in 1995). Oberg earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and organizational psychology from the University of Michigan.

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