Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced the hiring of Diya Jolly as Chief Product Officer, effective immediately. Jolly brings a proven track record of over 15 years leading product development across some of the biggest consumer and enterprise products in the world, having previously led development, design and adoption of products at Google, Microsoft, and Motorola. Jolly will join Okta’s executive management team and report directly to Todd McKinnon, Okta’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder.
“The role of identity in our modern digital lives is rapidly expanding, and Okta sits right at the epicenter of shaping its future,” said McKinnon. “Diya’s experience as a product leader is extensive, building and growing products across a broad cross section of the technology landscape. She brings a passion and enthusiasm for our industry, and recognizes how impactful identity is to enabling any organization to use any technology. We’re excited to welcome her to the team.”
“Advancing the power of identity enables people to do things they never could before, and most cutting edge technologies will only be successful if they get identity security and controls right,” said Jolly. “Today, Okta is used by millions of people daily to connect with the technology they need, and I expect our technology will continue to evolve to enable a simpler, more secure digital world. I’m thrilled to be a part of building that future.”
About Diya Jolly
Diya Jolly joins Okta from Google, where she was Vice President of Product Management, driving large-scale adoption for some of the company’s most critical products including Google Home, Nest, YouTube monetization, and Gmail monetization. She served in those roles from 2011 until 2019. Prior to that, Jolly served as Vice President of Product at FreeWheel and in various product roles at Microsoft and Motorola. Jolly received her MBA from Harvard Business School and attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate.
Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 6,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. Over 6,100 organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.