Mike Sullivan is a seasoned financial executive with more than 35-years’ experience at the C-level of billion-dollar corporations, and in board directorship positions with companies including enterprise identity leader SailPoint (where he chairs the audit committee and sits on the cybersecurity commitee); SCRAM Systems (where he served as chairman until the time of its sale); InsurTech systems backbone Vertafore; and IT services provider SNL Financial.
As CFO of Ping Identity, Mike spearheaded the evolution from software startup to the high-growth, recurring revenue engine and enterprise identity SaaS platform that it is today. He led Ping through business model transition which enabled hyper-growth revenue cycles, and a complex IPO preparation path which culminated in the successful sale to Vista Equity Partners in 2016.
As EVP and CFO of IHS (now IHS Markit) he led the company through turnaround, IPO, then six-years of growth with more than 30 acquisitions, increasing market capitalization by over 500% to $47.5 billion-plus.
In addition, Mike has previous experience with Coors Brewing, and prior to that with Price Waterhouse, where he was involved in dozens of international mergers and acquisitions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Iowa, is a frequent speaker, and maintains a lifetime, worldwide network of analyst, investor, and banker relationships.