“We are excited to welcome Dave to our board, where he can support us in the next phase of growth,” said Bill Mann, CEO of Styra. “Dave has been on a similar large-scale path through his work at Auth0, and we are fortunate for his knowledge and insight as we continue to shape the future of Styra and the authorization market. The authentication problem has been a big challenge for corporations of all sizes, whether they are B2B or B2C, and authorization is the next necessary step to better control access to applications. Dave will be a valuable advisor as we continue to expand our capabilities and grow as an organization. ”
Wilner has more than 20 years of experience in leading companies that are on a high growth trajectory. Most recently it was CRO in Auth0, an adapted authentication and authorization platform. From 2015 to 2021, he helped lead and scale Auth0 during their growth phase, from $ 1 million to nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in sales. During this time, he also supported the acquisition of Okta for $ 6.5 billion.
He joined Auth0 after four years of working for CRO at K2, where the team grew revenue from $ 10 million to $ 100 million and completed a successful liquidity event. Wilner joined K2 with the autonomy acquired by XEwlett-Packardwhere he was vice president of sales and business development. From 2006 to 2008, Wilner was also Redfin’s first Chief Operating Officer.
“It’s hard to imagine greater opportunities than authorization in the cloud,” Wilner said. “Authorization that enhances security without compromising the user experience will be given in all applications, it’s only a matter of time. I am excited to join the Styra board because they are the company that can best provide enterprise-wide authorization. They’ve set the standard for today’s stack companies with OPA, and I’m looking forward to joining them as they continue to change the way the industry thinks about authorization. ”
Over the past year, Styra has completed the $ 40 million Series B to continue policy conversion and authorization for cloud applications. Since then, the company has continued to expand its product portfolio by launching Styra DAS for Terraform as well as Styra DAS for Cloud-Native Entitlements. During this year, Styra will continue to expand its turnkey management plane for OPA, which provides unified authorization across the cloud stack.