Okta Appoints Stephanie Barnett as VP of Presales for Asia Pacific & Japan
By Digital News Asia June 22, 2023
- She will be based in Singapore
- She has 15 years of experience in the tech industry
Okta, an independent identity provider, today announced that it had appointed tech industry executive Stephanie Barnett (pic) as its Vice President of Presales for the Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ) region.
Ben Goodman, Okta’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific & Japan, said: “Her deep expertise in customer experience, data analytics, insights and security are key areas that bring depth to the Okta APJ leadership.”
“Organizations today need to ensure their security postures and digital identity deployments can meet the challenges posed by an ever-evolving cyber landscape while offering end-users a secure, frictionless user experience,” said Barnett.
Barnett will lead Okta’s team of solution engineers, system architects, and technical specialists across the APJ region, assisting the sales team in acquiring and supporting customers and generating growth. Barnett will oversee presales operations and drive Okta’s scaled strategic, enterprise-wide go-to-market initiatives.
Barnett brings with her nearly 15 years of experience in the tech industry, having served various leadership roles in sales, solution engineering and business development at IBM, Salesforce and Cloudflare.
Barnett was most recently Vice President and Chief of Staff for Asia Pacific, Japan & China at Cloudflare, where she developed go-to-market strategies to drive new market expansion, supported sales growth, and nurtured vital customer relationships.
Before that, Barnett, during her nine-year tenure at Salesforce, was appointed as Director of Emerging Solution Engineering APAC.
Based in Singapore, Barnett holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Spanish and German from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Innovation and Technology Management, Strategic Management of Risk from the University of New South Wales.
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