Strata Identity appoints Granville Schmidt as chief engineer

Boulder, Colorado. – (work wire) – Strata Identity, the identity organization for a multi-cloud company, announced today that Granville Schmidt has joined the company as a Principal Architect and member of the Chief Technology Officer’s office. He will be responsible for the innovation and expansion of Strata Identity’s cloud-native platform, reporting to Topher Marie, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder.

“Granville is a proven technology expert with extensive experience designing cloud-scaled architectures that integrate advanced security, compliance, and privacy capabilities,” said Topher Marie, Chief Technology Officer, Strata Identity. “His expertise makes him ideally suited to assist Strata in developing, implementing, and evangelizing our technology vision for multi-cloud identity organization.”

Granville joined Strata from F5 where he worked as an architect in the CTO and focused on innovation, standards, and open source initiatives. Previously, he was an Information Security Officer and Founding Engineer at medical technology provider PriorAuthNow (now Rhyme) where he played an instrumental role in moving the software platform from zero to one and leading all aspects of security and compliance. He has also served as Head of JavaScript Security TG (TC39-TG3) and holds multiple security and privacy certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), HealthCare Privacy and Information Security Practitioner (HCISPP), and Technologist Certified Information Privacy (CIPT).

“Multi-cloud architectures are the new normal and have created a proliferation of identity that is causing significant engineering, security, privacy, compliance, and operational challenges,” Granville said. Strata Identity’s scalable, code-free orchestration platform helps organizations take control of distributed identity and access complexity. I look forward to helping the company advance the Maverics platform with innovations that solve evolving customer identity management issues.”

About Strata Identity

Strata Identity is the leading identity organization for hybrid and multicloud environments. The Maverics platform, powered by the orchestration recipe, allows organizations to connect and control non-compliant identity systems without changing the user’s access experience. By separating applications from identity, Maverics makes it possible to implement modern authentication such as without a password and enforce consistent access policies without rebuilding the source code. The company’s founders created the IDQL (Identity Query Language) standard and the open source Hexa multicloud identity coordination software, and they are co-authors of the SAML standard for the SSO Consortium. For more information, visit us on the web and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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