SOURCE: Ping Identity

August 03, 2006 14:45 ET

Ping Identity Expands Executive Management Team

Rational and Macromedia Veterans Bring Additional World-Class Sales and Client Services Expertise to the Company

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 3, 2006 -- Ping Identity Corporation today announced that it has expanded its executive team with the addition of industry experts William (Bill) Dedrick and Mark Viens. Dedrick, in his new roll as VP of Worldwide Sales, will assume responsibility for Ping Identity's direct sales and business development organizations. Mark Viens joins as VP of Global Client Services to ensure excellence in all aspects of supporting Ping Identity's expanding international customer base.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of the Ping Identity family," said Bill Dedrick. "Ping Identity has assembled an outstanding, dedicated group of people who have delivered industry-leading technology and positioned the company for rapid growth. Within the enterprise IT space, federated identity is being recognized for its value and actual deployment opportunities are greater than ever."

"I am proud to help Ping Identity continue building a world-class identity management technology company by sharing my customer-care experience and carrying on Ping's tradition of excellence in the hiring and development of its staff," commended Mark Viens.

Biographies

William (Bill) Dedrick, VP of Worldwide Sales: Bill has over two decades of experience as a software sales executive. He has served in senior management roles for several successful software companies including Relicore (acquired by Symantec in 2006), IBM, Venetica (acquired by IBM in 2004), Rational Software (acquired by IBM in 2003), SQA (acquired by Rational in 1997), Easel Corporation, and Intersolv (now Merant). His expertise deploying high performance direct and indirect distribution channels has been instrumental in positioning several companies for successful public offerings, acquisitions and continued revenue growth. Dedrick holds a B.S in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Mark Viens, VP of Global Client Services: Mark joins Ping Identity with over 25 years of experience in Client Services across numerous high technology markets. While VP of Customer Care at Macromedia, Mark had senior global operational management responsibility for Macromedia's Product Support, Customer Services, Training Programs and Partner Enablement. Prior to Macromedia, Mr. Viens led Allaire Corporation's Client Services organizations. Before joining Allaire, Viens spent 15 years with Intergraph Corporation, advancing to the most senior position within the company. Mr. Viens is an active member of several associations focused on improving the art and science of customer support such as the Service & Support Professional Association (SSPA) and the Association for Services Management International (AFSMI).

About Ping Identity Corporation

Ping Identity Corporation's (www.pingidentity.com) market-leading sign-on management software technology establishes a benchmark in the Identity Management industry. Its solutions for consumer authentication, federated Web single sign-on and service-oriented architectures enable organizations to improve customer security, expand collaboration with trading partners, and reduce the burden of regulatory compliance. Ping Identity's customers include American Express, Boeing, Cisco, New York Life and Pulte Homes.

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Contact Information

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