Identity and Access Management specialist Strata has appointed a former OneLogin executive as its new Chief Revenue Officer.
Drew Prante comes to the company after a three-year term as OneLogin’s VP of Sales and General Manager for North America. There, he oversaw sales and growth efforts for the North American market, and played an important role in helping to craft the company’s marketing strategy. He arrives at Strata as his former employer is being acquired by One Identity in one of the identity and security industry’s latest notable M&A events.
Prior to his role at OneLogin, Prante served as a Sales VP with IBM, having been the North American Sales VP for Silverpop, a marketing automation specialist acquired by the computing giant in 2014. He also served as Director of Sales for virtual meetings specialist PGi from 2010 to 2013, after kickstarting his career at CareerBuilder, the operator of a hiring platform.
Strata, meanwhile, is aiming to make a name for itself as a provider of “multi-cloud” identity and access management. The company’s aim is to streamline IAM for clients across their entire IT environment, spanning on-premises infrastructure and any cloud services that may be in use, such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure AD.
Strata’s co-founders bring a certain degree of expertise to this project. One of the co-founders, Eric Olden, was a co-author of the SAML open standard for interoperable authentication; another, Eric Leach, was involved in identity management solutions developed by Salesforce and Oracle, and Topher Marie, the company’s third co-founder, brings experience from Ping and Auth0.
Now, Prante will join the team with a mandate to scale Strata’s sales team and to help the company meet demand for Maverics, its IAM platform.
“Strata is addressing a massive problem for multi-cloud that is reaching a tipping point as organizations must migrate from legacy to cloud identity systems, and manage multi-cloud and multi-vendor environments,” Prante said in a statement. “The Strata team and technology is world-class. I’m looking forward to helping build the next unicorn in the security space.”
Commenting on Prante’s appointment, Olden – who serves in the position of CEO – called him “a proven sales leader who has built several high-performance teams that have rapidly scaled revenues for emerging technology vendors,” adding later, “Drew’s identity management background will enable him to hit the ground running and help Strata capitalize on the surge in customer demand we are experiencing since launching the industry’s first identity orchestration platform, Maverics, just a few months ago.”