Chief Executive Officer
A passion for digital trust, customer engagement and consumer privacy led Fran to ForgeRock. As CEO, Fran brings 20+ years experience building and leading high-performing enterprise security and identity management teams. Fran joined ForgeRock from Symantec, where he was EVP & GM of the company's $2B+ Consumer Digital Safety segment; a continuation of his success as senior vice president of Authentication and Identity Management Services. He joined Symantec in 2010 through the acquisition of VeriSign's security business. Fran holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
CFO & EVP Global Operations
John has 20+ years leading finance organizations. He has spent his career working with high-growth software companies; ranging in size from start-ups to large public companies. John has overseen FP&A, Accounting, Legal, HR, Recruiting, Sales Operations, Facilities, and IT functions. He has done extensive work in the area of capital raising, both debt and equity, and has successfully completed and integrated multiple transactions in software M&A. His prior employers include Rearden Commerce, Siebel Systems, and UBS Financial Services. John has a BA in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Berkeley, Haas School of Business. John is an avid skier, loves travel and is working on his golf game. Like most other things at ForgeRock, John had to sign off on this paragraph.
Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder
A powerhouse of tireless can-do enthusiasm, Lasse brings a blend of business, technical, and people skills. His 20+ years of experience in the software industry includes leadership roles at both Sun Microsystems and Texas Instruments. He was also the co-founder and CTO of Gravityrock. Lasse tends to be in a good mood regardless of the time of day, and he believes that everything is possible, the impossible just takes more time. How’s that for inspiration! When you see a ball of energy wearing converse and a ForgeRock t-shirt, you know it’s Lasse. Did we mention he also used to play the keyboard in a band?
Favorite song: Best of You, Foo Fighters
Chief Revenue Officer
Pete has 20 years of experience in software and security, and joined ForgeRock our team after a nine year stint at Oracle, where he most recently ran the high-growth cloud security and manageability business across North America. Pete was responsible for Sales, Partner/Alliance relations with leading systems integrators such as Accenture, Deloitte and PWC, and Customer Success for the cloud security, identity and access management and data security portfolios. He also served as chairman of Oracle’s Chief Security Advisory Board. Pete came to Oracle via the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, where he ran security and integration software sales teams.
Chief Product Officer
Peter Barker is chief product officer at ForgeRock, driving the company's global product vision, design and development, and leading product management and all of engineering. Peter joined ForgeRock from Oracle, where he served as senior vice president and general manager of the Identity Management and Security business. Based in Austin, Texas, Peter previously held executive-level positions at Good Technology, Motorola, FedEx and other companies.
Evelyn Acosta Behrendt
Chief People Officer
Evelyn Acosta Behrendt is the company’s first Chief People Officer, leading the human resources organization and people-focused priorities. She brings more than 20 years of HR experience, including the previous 15 years at Symantec where she served as Global HR Business Partner for the Consumer Business Unit. A resident of Los Angeles, Evelyn received her undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA from Pepperdine.
SVP Global Customer Success
Steve has spent over a decade providing consulting, training, and support to many of Sun’s key accounts and evangelizing the open source and open standard story. His professionalism and dedication to outstanding customer service are what makes ForgeRock the industry leader in customer support. An ardent computer scientist, he can often be found sitting at his laptop with his two labradors, Peach and Pelham, and his springer spaniel, Porter.
Chief Marketing Officer
Atri has more than 30 years of experience in marketing at a variety of technology companies from start-ups to large well established companies. He most recently ran his own consulting company, helping clients develop and implement their go-to-market plans. Before that he was CMO of leading cloud security company, Zscaler where he rebuilt its marketing team, developed and executed their go-to-market strategy and helped the company prepare for its IPO in early 2018. His experience also includes leading marketing and business units at enterprise security companies such as Symantec and Secure Computing (acquired by McAfee) and marketing technology companies such as Act-On Software and Responsys (acquired by Oracle) where he was on the founding team.
Chief Legal Officer
Sam leads ForgeRock's worldwide legal organization, and has more than 27 years of legal experience - mostly at cloud, consumer tech and IoT companies. His previous experience includes over a decade at Salesforce where he helped the company prepare for its IPO and was involved in scaling the legal team to accommodate a $4B revenue run rate. He also served in the legal department at Oracle, and as general counsel at Jawbone and most recently as general counsel at C3 IoT. His focus on cloud-driven customer success brings immediate value to ForgeRock.
EVP, Industries and Strategy
Neil has led sales for mission-critical enterprise technology solutions across the globe for nearly 25 years. He began his career with trading and financial services giants Enron and Credit Suisse and headed sales and business development at a variety of enterprise solution vendors. He is a veteran of several startups and mid-stage growth technology companies. Neil leads ForgeRock's Global Industries group, owning go-to-market towards key verticals and corporate strategy globally. He's been a key member of the ForgeRock Exec management team since 2011.
SVP Global Engineering
Jamie has 20+ years building high-performance enterprise software, focusing on identity and access management for 10. Previously, he was the Director of Engineering at Sun, where he led access management, federation, and web services. There, his team created the product and community around the single sign-on project, OpenSSO. He also held management and engineering positions in enterprise portal software, user management, and network management.
VP Chief Security Officer
With over 20 years of technology leadership experience across a variety of industries, Steve brings a uniquely business-focused approach to his role as ForgeRock’s Chief Security Officer. He has held positions in security-related leadership roles at companies including Sonos, CenturyLink, Amazon, and Microsoft. His prior positions, coupled with 17 years leading cyber defense teams for the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve have given him the vision needed to make security a key lever for the future. Steve has a master’s degree in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona. When not working, you’re likely to find him snorkeling or just relaxing on a warm sandy beach somewhere in the world.
Favorite artist: Rich Mullins
Tom Ammirati is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of technology sales & sales leadership experience. Previously, Tom has held senior and executive leadership positions at Veritas, Symantec, Success Factors and CipherCloud. His passion for customer success and for building high performance sales organizations at scale, have been distinguishing characteristics of his leadership career.
Tom holds a BA from Clark University in International Relations, and is an active member of Animal and Human Rights charities around the world.