IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SecureAuth, a leader in authentication and access management, today announced the addition of two seasoned executives to support accelerating customer adoption of its passwordless continuous authentication with invisible MFA solution. Kelly Wenzel joins as Chief Customer Officer and is responsible for supporting the company’s commitment to ensuring an excellent customer experience as they expand their passwordless journey and adopt Arculix, a risk-based continuous authentication platform. Howard Greenfield joins the SecureAuth Advisory Board, bringing more than two decades of go-to-market expertise to SecureAuth.
“I’m excited to welcome Kelly and Howard to the SecureAuth team,” stated Paul Trulove, CEO of SecureAuth. “Kelly’s expertise will be crucial in maintaining an excellent customer experience, while Howard’s deep experience in helping to successfully navigate global growth will provide valuable insights as we continue to expand. We had a breakthrough year in 2022 and look forward to building off of the momentum for an outstanding 2023.”
As part of the executive leadership team, Wenzel will lead the global strategy for customer success and customer centricity at SecureAuth. Her teams, which include Customer Success, Professional Services and Customer Support, will partner closely with the entire SecureAuth organization to deliver exceptional outcomes for customers in their next-generation authentication and access management journey. Wenzel has successfully led and created dramatic market growth by focusing on the customer experience and culture with her human-centric approach. Prior to joining SecureAuth, Wenzel was instrumental at Cornerstone OnDemand, helping to scale the business to $1B in revenue and founded the Women @ Cornerstone employee resource group. Previously, she held senior management positions at LinkedIn, Jobvite, Simply Hired and Odyssey Information Services.
“Throughout my career, I’ve had the great pleasure of working with several high-growth companies to develop and execute customer success strategies,” stated Wenzel. “I’m very passionate about working with customers and am very excited to bring my experience to SecureAuth. When I met with the team, it was clear that customer experience is their number one priority for the company. I look forward to continuing to deliver a high level of customer satisfaction as SecureAuth accelerates customer adoption of its solutions across the world.”
As a Board Advisor, Greenfield will be instrumental in helping SecureAuth expand its global footprint. Currently, he is an Operating Partner for Canaan working with portfolio companies on go-to-market strategies and execution. Prior to Canaan, Greenfield was the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) for Centrify, where he was responsible for the Sales, Partners, Marketing and Customer Success organizations. While at Centrify, he grew the company’s business from $104M to $124M in 2020 and was a key player in the sale of Centrify to TPG in March 2021. Prior to Centrify, he was the CRO at SailPoint working together with Paul Trulove and Ernie Tkac, Chief Revenue Office at SecureAuth, where he grew its business from $40M to over $325M and led them to an IPO on the NYSE in November 2017. He also held leadership positions at Zenprise, then led Worldwide Mobility Sales for Citrix after its acquisition, Wanova (acquired by VMWare), Witness Systems (acquired by Verint) and Mercury Interactive (acquired by Hewlett Packard).
“As data breaches continue to increase and impact companies globally across all industries, it’s more important than ever for organizations to protect their customers and employees,” stated Greenfield. “SecureAuth’s next-generation authentication solutions give companies the ability to protect against today’s most sophisticated identity-related threats. I look forward to working with the company on its go-to-market strategy as it continues to experience tremendous growth in 2023 and beyond.”
About SecureAuth Corporation
SecureAuth is a next-gen access management and authentication company that enables secure and passwordless continuous authentication experience for employees, partners and customers. With the only solution that can be deployed in cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments, SecureAuth manages and protects access to applications, systems and data at scale, anywhere in the world. To find out more, please visit www.secureauth.com.