Steve joined Ping by way of the UnboundID acquisition, where he served as CEO and co-founder leading the company's business strategy, vision and execution. At Ping, as chief product officer, he'll continue and broaden that strategic and visionary direction. Steve previously held roles as technical director and chief of staff for the identity management product division at Sun Microsystems, and senior product manager of directory and security for Netscape Communications. He's an internationally recognized adviser on identity and security issues, and he co-founded the OpenDS and SLAMD open source projects for next-generation identity services. Steve has a BS in Computer Science from George Mason University.