Okta Names Ben Goodman as SVP and General Manager for APAC

Okta Names Ben Goodman as SVP and General Manager for APAC

by July 19, 2022

Okta, a publicly traded identity and access management firm, announced that it has appointed IT industry veteran and senior business executive Ben Goodman as SVP and General Manager for Asia Pacific (APAC).

Goodman will preside over Okta’s entire business operations and spearhead the company’s growth plans in the region.

He has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry leading hyper growth businesses across the region, executing sales strategy and establishing strategic relationships with the APAC partner community.

Goodman was most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager for New Relic, a cloud-based software company, in APAC and Japan.

He has previously held senior sales and channel leadership positions at Adobe, Dell, EMC, and Pure Storage.

Steve Rowland

Steve Rowland

Steve Rowland, Chief Revenue Officer of Okta said,

“Ben is a proven leader in the technology innovation and digital transformation business.

 

Having spent nearly a decade in Singapore overseeing key growth markets in the region, he complements his business acumen and tech know-how with an incisive understanding of APAC customers’ needs. Okta’s prospects are bright with him on board.”

Ben Goodman

Ben Goodman

Goodman said,

“Having been a customer of Okta for over eight years, the value of a strong identity and access platform has always been evident − both from a security and productivity perspective.

 

As organisations in APAC intensify their mobile and digital strategy, this value will increase many-fold in the years ahead. I am thrilled to be able to join a company I have so much personal belief in, and to lead its growth in one of the world’s most dynamic regions.”