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Okta Appoints Jon Addison as Chief Revenue Officer and Kerry Ok as Chief Marketing Officer

Jon Addison and Kerry Ok solidify Okta’s go-to-market leadership team

Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent identity partner, today announced two new executive appointments. Jon Addison has been named Okta’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), and Kerry Ok has been named Okta’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Jon will report to Okta’s CEO and co-founder, Todd McKinnon, and Kerry will report to Okta’s Chief Customer Officer, Eric Kelleher.

Jon was named Interim CRO in February 2023, while continuing to serve as General Manager of EMEA, a role he held since joining Okta two years ago. As CRO, he will lead the team responsible for helping customers solve their identity challenges using Okta’s Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds. He has helped build a team that is expert at understanding customers’ business needs and identifying solutions that will protect them for a future where identity is a growing priority.

Kerry has been with Okta and Auth0 for over seven years, having joined Okta through its acquisition of Auth0 in 2021. As CMO, she will lead efforts to connect Okta customers with the company’s brand, products, solutions and mission and drive growth in an $80 billion market. She will oversee the teams responsible for demand generation, product marketing, brand direction, strategic events, digital and overall marketing strategy.

“Okta is mission critical infrastructure to organizations worldwide,” said Todd McKinnon, Okta’s CEO and co-founder. “Jon and Kerry bring the right vision, leadership, and results-oriented culture to their teams that will drive customers to choose and trust Okta as their identity provider. Okta has an impressive bench of internal leadership talent, and I’m confident in Jon and Kerry’s ability to capture the large opportunity ahead of us.”

“Our customers are looking to address the threat landscape by leveraging AI, building seamless customer experiences and implementing Zero Trust security,” said Jon Addison. “I’m honored to serve as Chief Revenue Officer and to help address this mission-critical need, backed by an industry-leading team skilled at driving innovation. It’s an incredibly exciting time to focus on AI and identity, and Okta is well-positioned to expand its leadership position.”

“There’s never been a more complex landscape for security professionals, IT admins, developers and marketers than today, and Okta is uniquely positioned at the center of each of these worlds,” said Kerry Ok. “We have a huge opportunity to educate and engage our customers about the power of identity in this pivotal moment, and I’m thrilled with the opportunity to help lead our team.”

About Jon Addison

Jon brings 20+ years of sales leadership and operational experience at scale from various global technology organizations. Jon is responsible for driving Okta’s growth worldwide and has prioritized scaling Okta’s go-to-market strategy and operations, building an world-class sales team, and delivering impactful customer experiences across the globe. Jon joined Okta from LinkedIn, where he most recently led the EMEA and LATAM Talent Solutions business. He has also held roles at Oracle, Finastra, Opentext, Pitney Bowes, and CapGemini.

About Kerry Ok

Kerry brings 20+ years of experience in demand generation, brand, product marketing, and developer engagement. Previously serving as Senior Vice President of Marketing, she was responsible for Okta’s demand generation, product marketing, brand direction, and overall marketing strategy. Kerry joined Okta in 2021 through the acquisition of Auth0, where she was Senior Vice President of Marketing and was also a key member of the go-to-market leadership team. Prior to joining Auth0, Kerry held leadership roles at Skytap and F5 Networks. Kerry holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Washington.

About Okta

Okta is the World’s Identity Company. As the leading independent Identity partner, we free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. The most trusted brands trust Okta to enable secure access, authentication, and automation. With flexibility and neutrality at the core of our Okta Workforce Identity and Customer Identity Clouds, business leaders and developers can focus on innovation and accelerate digital transformation, thanks to customizable solutions and more than 7,000 pre-built integrations. We’re building a world where Identity belongs to you. Learn more at


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