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Auth0 Adds SaaS Luminaries to its Board of Directors

The Identity-as-a-Service platform appoints Zapproved’s Monica Enand and Heroku’s Peter van Hardenberg to its board

August 25, 2015


Auth0, the leading universal identity platform, today announced that it has appointed Monica Enand and Peter van Hardenberg as independent members to its board of directors. Monica and Peter join Auth0 co-founder Eugenio Pace, Auth0 CEO Jon Gelsey and Bessemer Venture Partners VP Sunil Nagaraj as members of the board of directors.

“As successful entrepreneurs that have built modern SaaS businesses from scratch, both Monica and Peter will each contribute unique experiences to accelerate Auth0’s growth,” said Jon Gelsey, Auth0 CEO. “Peter has deep experience running and building world-class developer tools and Monica is a seasoned, venture-backed founder and CEO with strong enterprise sales and marketing expertise. We are honored that they’ve agreed to apply their knowledge and experience to further accelerate our success.”

Monica Enand is the founder and CEO of Zapproved, a SaaS legal compliance and e-discovery platform. She has extensive management and software experience, previously holding leadership positions with industry leaders such as IBM and Intel. In 2014, Monica was appointed by the Governor of Oregon to the Oregon Growth Board, and she is also a board member at the Technology Association of Oregon.

Peter van Hardenberg has extensive experience working as an advisor to developer-oriented startups. He is currently the co-founder of the Heroku Postgres product team, and is responsible for designing, developing and operating the largest cluster of SaaS Postgres databases in the world. In his time at Heroku, Peter has also overseen the ecosystem partnerships team and was part of the company’s acquisition by Salesforce in 2010. Peter has a passion for helping software developers get their applications running and making sure they’re successful.

Auth0 is on a mission to simplify enterprise, social and custom identity management for developers everywhere. The company recently secured Series A funding of over $9M. Auth0’s 25,000+ subscribers include world-class enterprises like Schneider Electric, JetPrivilege, and HarperCollins Publishing, and are located in more than 150 countries worldwide.

About Auth0

Auth0 by Okta takes a modern approach to customer identity and enables organizations to provide secure access to any application, for any user. Auth0 is a highly customizable platform that is as simple as development teams want, and as flexible as they need. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 delivers convenience, privacy, and security so customers can focus on innovation. For more information, visit

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