ForgeRock Leadership Team

ForgeRock leadership is made up of open source icons and innovators with significant experience in the software industry. Each brings unique talents to a team that’s passionate about growing the company through customer success.

Aaron Haggarty

Chief Legal Officer

Aaron brings 15+ years of global legal and operations experience in growing tech companies to ForgeRock. Most recently, he was the Deputy General Counsel, Commercial, for Ruckus Wireless and has previously held executive legal, human resource, and sales operations roles with Computer Associates, Nimsoft, and SupportSoft. He received a juris doctor from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor of arts in integral studies from St. Mary’s College of California.

Gavin McMurdo

SVP, Cloud Solutions

When not listening to music or cooking food for close friends, Gavin leads focused teams to build the robots that operate online services that delight customers. He approaches this with passion, humor and dedication. Prior to joining the ForgeRock team, Gavin most recently held leadership positions at Tier 3 (acquired by CenturyLink), XBox, and Microsoft.

Favorite Song: Never Say Die, King Cobra

Hermann Wimmer

Chief Revenue Officer and Global Field Operations

Over the last 20 years, Hermann has held various international roles at Teradata, most recently serving as co-president. Prior to joining ForgeRock, Hermann held management roles at NCR, and the French technology company, Bull. Hermann holds a degree in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, in Germany. In the winter, he enjoying skiing, and fills his summers with sailing, hiking, and biking with his wife, two sons, and friends. Don’t try to outlast Hermann at a party—he’s always the last to leave!

Favorite song: Angie, The Rolling Stones

Jamie Nelson

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.

Jeff Scheel

SVP Global Business & Corporate Development

Jeff has 30+ years of experience in sales, product marketing, and business/corporate development. He has held similar leadership roles at Ionic Security, Symantec, Mandiant/FireEye, ArcSight/HP, PassMark Security and Siebel Systems. He is passionate about building leveraged business models at scale with partners. Jeff has a BA in History from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In his free time, he plays rhythm guitar and sings in a rock band that raises money for Palo Alto schools and Bay Area charities.

Favorite Song: Old Man, Neil Young

John Fernandez

Interim CEO, 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. 

Lasse Andresen

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

Neil Chapman

EVP Industries

Neil has been selling enterprise technology solutions globally for nearly 20 years. He’s worked with financial giants like Enron and Credit Suisse and led sales and business development at a variety of enterprise solution vendors. A veteran of several startups and mid-stage growth tech companies, Neil brings an entrepreneurial, commercial-driven focus to ForgeRock. He is passionate about open source, good science, mountains, and the written word.

Peter Barker

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.

Robert Humphrey

Chief Marketing Officer

Robert has 30+ years of sales and marketing leadership experience. Before joining ForgeRock, Robert served as senior vice president of global field and channel marketing at CA Technologies. He served as CMO of ITKO, Inc prior to its acquisition by CA. He also held sales and marketing roles at companies including i2 Technologies, McAfee, and Unisys. Robert recently became a grandfather and loves every minute. He also golfs, but takes too long so doesn’t like to talk about it.

Steve Ferris

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.

Steve White

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

SVP Americas

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.