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Okta Names Michelle Wilson to Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired) — 08/26/15 — , the leading identity and mobility management company, today announced the addition of Michelle Wilson, former senior vice president and general counsel at Amazon.com, to its board of directors. As director, Wilson will offer extensive expertise on scaling technology companies, operations and corporate governance earned during her lengthy tenure at Amazon.com, and time spent as a director of Zendesk, Inc. (NYSE: ZEN).

“Michelle is a remarkable leader known for guiding Amazon.com through its largest period of growth,” said Todd McKinnon, CEO of Okta. “As Okta continues its own rapid growth trajectory, we will benefit from Michelle–s counsel on legal, government affairs, compliance and corporate operations. I–m impressed by Michelle–s impeccable reputation for accountability and perception and I–m thrilled to have her on board as our first independent director.”

“I love Okta–s focus on people first and its commitment to customer success,” Michelle Wilson said. “Okta–s elegant identity and mobility management products and services are foundational for companies across all industries that want to use the cloud and mobile to grow faster, more efficiently and more securely.”

Wilson has been a director of Zendesk, Inc. (NYSE: ZEN) since January 2014 and was a senior executive at for thirteen years. She served as –s general counsel from 1999 to 2012 and as its head of human resources from 2001 to 2003. She was promoted to senior vice president in 2001 and participated in operating and strategic decisions across the company.

Wilson joined Amazon.com in 1999 as an associate general counsel of mergers, acquisitions and finance. Prior to Amazon.com, she was a partner in the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP. She holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Washington, and a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago.

Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to access applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security policies. It integrates directly with an organization–s existing directories and identity systems, as well as 4,000+ applications.

Because Okta runs on an integrated platform, organizations can implement the service quickly at large scale and low total cost.

More than 2,500 customers, including Adobe, Allergan, Chiquita, LinkedIn, MGM Resorts International and Western Union, trust Okta to help their organizations work faster, boost revenue and stay secure.

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