Frederic Kerrest
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Frederic Kerrest

Frederic Kerrest is the executive vice chairman, COO, and cofounder of Okta, an enterprise software company that IPO’d in 2017 at a $2 billion valuation and now has a market cap worth nearly $40 billion. Frederic is responsible for establishing and driving Okta’s corporate priorities; accelerating innovation across the company; working closely with customers, partners, and prospects; and serving as a key liaison with the investor community. A software entrepreneur at heart, Frederic cohosted the Zero to IPO podcast, featuring founders, entrepreneurs, and investors who shared insights from their experiences building innovative technology companies. He serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and advises early-stage software company founders. Frederic is also the chairman and cofounder of Herophilus, a platform drug discovery company. Frederic earned a BS in computer science from Stanford University and an MBA in entrepreneurship and innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, skiing, and playing ice hockey.
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