Frederic Kerrest, Executive Vice Chairman and Co-Founder , Okta
In Conversation with
Ravi Belani, Adjunct Lecturer, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University
Frederic Kerrest is the executive vice chairman and co-founder of Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA). He is responsible for Okta’s day-to-day operations, working with employees, partners, and customers to deliver on the company’s vision of enabling any organization to use any technology.
Kerrest is the author of “Zero to IPO,” a WSJ Bestseller guidebook to building startups featuring insights from some of the world’s most successful and recognizable entrepreneurs. He’s also the co-host of the award-winning “Zero to IPO” podcast, featuring founders, entrepreneurs, and investors sharing insights from their experiences building innovative technology companies.
Kerrest is also chairman and co-founder of Herophilus, a platform drug discovery company, and partner and founder of The Operator Network angel investment group, where he enjoys advising early-stage software company founders. Prior to Okta, Kerrest worked in sales and business development at Salesforce.com and in venture capital at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
Kerrest is a member of the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for the Sloan School of Management and co-chairman of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship Capital Campaign. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading books, skiing, and playing ice hockey.
He earned a BS in computer science from Stanford University and an MBA in entrepreneurship and innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
This appearance by Frederic Kerrest is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us virtually at youtube.com/ecorner as we bring founders, investors and industry influencers to center stage and invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 4:30 - 5:20 pm
NVIDIA Auditorium, Stanford University (In-Person Speaker)
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