As Co-founder and CEO at SailPoint, Mark brings to bear over 30 years of experience in the enterprise technology market. Under Mark's direction for the last 12 years, SailPoint has grown from a venture-backed startup into a publicly traded leader (NYSE:SAIL) in the identity management software market. Mark directs and drives the overall vision and strategy for SailPoint, which is underpinned by his commitment and passion for building top-performing teams, creating a collaborative and innovative work environment, and focusing continuously on the needs of customers.
Collaboration is a concept that Mark promotes throughout the company: SailPoint teams with forward-thinking customers to understand their needs, with partners to ensure customer success and ultimately within SailPoint to develop innovative, market-leading solutions. Mark is passionate about maintaining the spirit of teamwork even as SailPoint has grown to a global firm with hundreds of employees serving enterprises all over the world.
Under Mark's leadership, SailPoint went public on the NYSE in November 2017, making SailPoint the most successful tech IPO in Austin in the last four years. Also due in large part to Mar's leadership, SailPoint is an award-winning company. SailPoint has been named a Best Places to Work company for the last nine consecutive years by the Austin Business Journal and on Glassdoor's Top Five Best Places to Work in the Small to Medium Sized Business category in both 2017 and 2018. As a respected business leader in Austin and in the broader technology community, Mark has also been honored over the years for his leadership skills, including in Glassdoor's Top CEO awards in 2016 and 2018, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year awards for Central Texas in 2015 and the Austin Business Journal's 'Best CEO' awards in 2013.
Mark has built a successful track record building and growing ground-breaking identity management companies. Prior to SailPoint he founded Waveset Technologies, which was ultimately acquired by Sun Microsystems, where Mark served as vice president of software marketing. Mark's career also includes diverse experience in international sales and marketing with Hewlett-Packard and IBM/Tivoli Systems.