Mark McClain and Kevin Cunningham of Thoma Bravo’s SailPoint Named Ernst & Young “Entrepreneurs of the Year”
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SailPoint, the leader in identity and access management (IAM), today announced that CEO Mark McClain and President Kevin Cunningham were honored with the EY Entrepreneurs Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Central Texas region. The award recognizes McClain and Cunningham’s track record of excellence in leadership and extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. An independent judging panel made up of leading CEOs, private capital investors and recognized business leaders selected this year’s winners.
As CEO and president respectively, McClain and Cunningham have taken SailPoint from a boot-strapped startup to the fastest growing, and one of the largest independent IAM companies, in the world. Under McClain and Cunningham’s guidance, SailPoint continues to post double-digit growth and profitability, which has led Deloitte to include the company on their Fast 500 list for two consecutive years. Today, the company has hundreds of global customers and more than 400 employees around the globe. SailPoint also has a proven track record of driving innovation in the market, pioneering identity governance, revolutionizingprovisioning and ultimately, delivering the industry’s first enterprise-grade IAM solution delivered from the cloud. As a proof point of SailPoint’s success, the company has consistently been named a Leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration (IGA),” among other industry accolades.
“We’re honored to have been selected for this prestigious award,” said McClain. “Building a company of successful people who bring humility, humor and excellence to work every day has truly been my life’s passion. To be recognized for that only adds to our belief that SailPoint has been, and will continue to be, the best company in the IAM space, and a “best place to work” for many years to come.”
Added Cunningham: “We are in the midst of an incredible ride here at SailPoint and to be recognized for my part in that is an honor. I’d like to thank our team that has been in the trenches with us over the years for their unwavering support. I look forward to sustaining the momentum we as continue to expand our offerings and grow our team.”
McClain and Cunningham founded SailPoint in 2005 based on a market opportunity that was not addressed by traditional IAM vendors. The “inflection point” arose from new legislative and industry mandates around information security and privacy (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA) that forced businesses to view access to applications and data with a more critical eye. As veterans of the IAM market, McClain and Cunningham recognized this opportunity to provide an automated, governance-based approach that would help companies strengthen IT controls around user access to critical systems and data. In the 10 years since SailPoint’s founding, the company has revolutionized how enterprises address these growing IAM solutions.
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As the fastest-growing, independent identity and access management (IAM) provider, SailPoint helps hundreds of global organizations securely and effectively deliver and manage user access from any device to data and applications residing in the datacenter, on mobile devices, and in the cloud. The company’s innovative product portfolio offers customers an integrated set of core services including identity governance, provisioning, and access management delivered on-premises or from the cloud (IAM-as-a-service). For more information about SailPoint, please visit www.sailpoint.com.