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Todd McKinnon

Todd McKinnon

Todd McKinnon

Todd McKinnon is the CEO and co-founder of Okta, the first cloud-based identity management platform. Founded in 2009, Okta helps companies of all sizes secure their users, applications and data — both in the cloud and behind the firewall — so work gets done, from any device, anywhere. Under Todd’s leadership, Okta has grown into the leading identity solution with hundreds of enterprise customers.

From 2003 to 2009, Todd was overall head of engineering at, where he helped grow the team from 15 people to more than 250, and the service from 2 million daily transactions to more than 150 million with industry-leading performance and reliability. Todd’s team developed and launched, the industry’s first platform-as-a-service product, and AppExchange, the first online marketplace for cloud computing applications. Prior to, Todd spent nearly a decade working in various engineering and leadership roles at PeopleSoft.

Todd currently serves on the Board of Directors for Family House, a not-for-profit organization that provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Children’s Hospital. Todd is a regular contributor to industry publications, including Forbes, Fast Company and Fortune. He earned a BS in Business from BYU and a MS in Computer Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.