Forgerock Adds Security And Enterprise Software Industry Veteran Robert Humphrey As Chief Marketing Officer
Marketing Leader Hired to Drive Global Brand Awareness and Revenue Growth
SAN FRANCISCO – November 20, 2014 – ForgeRock® Inc., the leading open provider of Identity Relationship Management (IRM) solutions, today announced that Robert Humphrey has joined the company as chief marketing officer (CMO). Humphrey has more than 35 years of sales and marketing leadership experience. In his capacity as CMO, Humphrey will drive ForgeRock’s marketing strategy and execution in support of the company’s explosive growth.
“Robert brings extraordinary technology, sales and marketing expertise to ForgeRock,” said Mike Ellis, ForgeRock’s CEO. “He is well recognized in the industry for driving the creation of new markets while helping companies grow and become known for value based innovation and customer delight. Robert is a strategic addition to our team and will further help solidify ForgeRock’s leadership placing identity at the center of the digital disruption that is transforming how products and services are delivered to customers, as well as citizens.”
Before joining ForgeRock, Humphrey served as senior vice president of global field and channel marketing at CA Technologies (CA). Previously, he served as CMO of ITKO, Inc until the company was acquired for $330 million by CA. Humphrey also held sales and marketing roles at companies including i2 Technologies, McAfee and Unisys.
“I’m impressed by the company’s history of innovation, customer loyalty, executive leadership, investors and market opportunity,” said Humphrey. “ForgeRock is creating and defining a whole new market for identity solutions. Today there is a huge need for products that not only secure end users but also help organizations accelerate the rollout and management of digital business offerings and government services. As organizations support more digital initiatives to better serve the increasing number of users, services and devices, rolling out and managing these initiatives becomes a complex problem. ForgeRock solutions offer our customers the simplest and fastest way to solve these ‘identity everywhere’ problems.”
ForgeRock®, the fastest growing identity relationship management vendor in the world, is building secure relationships across the modern Web. Focused on using online identities to grow revenue, extend reach, and launch new business models, ForgeRock’s Open Identity Stack powers solutions for many of the world’s largest companies and government organizations. Founded in 2010, ForgeRock’s leadership team brings 80 combined years of experience in the software industry and includes open source icons and innovators, with investors from three of the leading global venture capital firms – Accel Partners, Foundation Capital and Meritech Capital. For more information and free downloads, visit http://www.forgerock.com or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/forgerock.