ForgeRock Appoints Salesforce Executive Chris Lyon SVP and Global Head of Engineering

San Francisco — May 24, 2021 — ForgeRock®, a global digital identity leader, today announced the appointment of Chris Lyon as senior vice president and global head of engineering. In his new role, Lyon will lead global engineering and report to ForgeRock's chief product officer (CPO) Peter Barker.

"Chris is an innovative engineering leader with an impressive track record of delivering enterprise-grade solutions for the cloud era that help customers solve complex problems," said Peter Barker, CPO, ForgeRock. "His passion and domain expertise in identity, security, mobile, and cloud is an incredible asset to our team, customers, and partners. I am thrilled to welcome Chris to ForgeRock."

Lyon brings more than 25 years of experience leading innovative, high-performance engineering teams. Lyon joins ForgeRock from MuleSoft, a Salesforce company, the leading platform for building application networks. As Senior Vice President of Engineering, Lyon was responsible for introducing new capabilities into the platform while expanding its global availability. Prior to joining MuleSoft he led engineering teams at Lookout, Jive Software, and Mozilla.

"ForgeRock is a proven market leader with incredible growth potential as the pace of digital transformation accelerates the need for a next-gen identity cloud platform," Lyon said. "Everyday customers around the globe rely on ForgeRock to enable amazing digital experiences and superior security. I can't wait to get started."


About ForgeRock

ForgeRock®, the leader in digital identity, delivers modern and comprehensive identity and access management solutions for consumers, employees and things to simply and safely access the connected world. Using ForgeRock, more than a thousand global customer organizations orchestrate, manage, and secure the complete lifecycle of identities from dynamic access controls, governance, APIs, and storing authoritative data – consumable in any cloud or hybrid environment. The company is privately held, and headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices around the world. For more information and free downloads, visit or follow ForgeRock on social media: Facebook ForgeRock | Twitter @ForgeRock | LinkedIn ForgeRock.

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