SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Okta,
Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for
the enterprise, announced the addition of Robert L. Dixon, Jr., former
Global Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of PepsiCo,
Inc. to its board of directors, effective June 14.
“Robert’s knowledge and expertise as CIO of one of the world’s most
recognizable and successful brands will bring invaluable insight not
only to Okta’s board of directors, but to our organization as a whole as
we execute on our vision of enabling any organization to use any
technology,” said Todd McKinnon, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder,
Okta. “We put our customers first in everything we do, and Robert’s
guidance will help us as we strive to make organizations of all sizes
successful — from digitally transforming businesses engaging with
customers online, to the world’s largest organizations evolving their IT
“I am honored to be joining Okta’s board of directors,” said Robert
Dixon. “We’re in a period of rapid change for the modern organization.
Successfully adopting cloud technologies, investing in digital
transformation initiatives, and increasing security are priorities for
every business today. Identity plays a foundational role in creating
efficient and effective technology systems, and Okta has the strategy
and leaders in place to meet every organization’s identity needs.”
About Robert L. Dixon, Jr.
Mr. Dixon has been the owner of The RD Factor, Inc., a digital and
information technology consulting business, since December 2016. Mr.
Dixon served as Global Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice
President of PepsiCo, Inc., a global food and beverage company, from
November 2007 until April 2016 and as Senior Vice President until
December 2016. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Inc., Mr. Dixon held various
executive positions with The Procter & Gamble Company, a consumer
household products company, since 1977, including Vice President of
Global Business Services from 2005 until 2007. Mr. Dixon has served on
the board of directors of Anthem, Inc., a health benefits company, since
July 2011, and he has served on the board of directors of Build-A-Bear
Workshop, Inc., a specialty retailer, since February 2018. Mr. Dixon is
a Trustee for The Georgia Institute of Technology and serves on the
President’s Advisory Board, the College of Engineering Advisory Board
and the College of Computing Advisory Board. Mr. Dixon also serves on
the Devo, Inc. Growth Advisory Board, a business analytics company. He
previously served on the CIO Advisory Board for International Business
Machines Corporation. Mr. Dixon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Electrical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology.
Mr. Dixon brings to the Okta Board of Directors valuable technology
experience and the perspective of our customers through his prior role
as Global Chief Information Officer and his service on the CIO Advisory
Board for another large public company.
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 6,550 organizations, including
20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and
Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces