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Executive Excellence Awards

Eugenio Pace of Auth0 Honored for Executive Excellence by Seattle Business Magazine

Pace honored at Washington’s most acclaimed C-Suite executive leadership awards

January 30, 2020

Illustration created by Martín Díaz Colodrero.

BELLEVUE, Wash. – January 30, 2020 – The Auth0 Identity Platform, a product unit within Okta, today announced its CEO and Co-founder, Eugenio Pace, was honored at Seattle Business magazine’s Executive Excellence Awards, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most prestigious business leadership events, for his exceptional leadership practices and successes in the business community.

Pace, one of 16 award recipients – along with some of the state’s most respected business leaders from corporations and nonprofits including Zillow Group Inc., Rosetta Stone Inc., Textio, and Washington Women’s Foundation – was honored for his principled leadership practices, and commitment to his team and business community.

“I am truly humbled to receive this prestigious award and be recognized alongside such a distinguished lineup of professionals, who I look up to for their exemplary leadership,” said Pace. “This award is truly the accomplishment of my entire team – a team that pushes me to be a better leader day in and day out, and never stops pushing boundaries to innovate and deliver only the best to our valued team, customers, and communities.”

The eighth annual awards ceremony held on January 23, 2020, received nearly 100 applicants this year, a record-breaking year for entries. After a lengthy review process, only 16 individuals were selected by a judging panel based on which leaders have shown outstanding leadership in guiding their companies to success.

“Regardless of industry, successful executives share several traits,” said Seattle Business magazine Editor in Chief Rob Smith. “According to ghSMART's 10-year study of 17,000 C-suite executives, called the CEO Genome Project – featured in Harvard Business Review – top-level leaders excel at four behaviors: the ability to make quick decisions with conviction; achieving buy-in from employees and stakeholders; the ability to adjust to a rapidly changing environment; and producing results.”

The 2020 Executive Excellence Awards are featured in the magazine’s February print issue and online:

About the Executive Excellence Awards

The Executive Excellence Awards is considered to be one of the Pacific Northwest’s most prestigious business leadership events of the year. Over the years, this awards program has hosted C-suite executives from companies and organizations such as Starbucks, Amazon, Alaska Airlines, Expedia, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Symphony, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many more.

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

Media Contacts:

Kaycie East
Auth0 Communications

Alexandria Plew
Matter for Auth0

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