FROM THE SAVIYNT NEWSROOM
Saviynt Taps Cybersecurity and Wall Street Veteran as New Chief Financial Officer
Jim Jackson Joins Fast-Growing Cybersecurity & Identity Leader
October 26, 2021
LOS ANGELES – Saviynt, a leading provider of intelligent identity and access governance solutions, today announced the appointment of Jim Jackson to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Jackson joins Saviynt at an opportune time as the enterprise identity leader recently announced that it closed a $130 million expanded financing facility. As CFO, Jackson will be responsible for Saviynt’s global financial strategy and operations – and further accelerating business performance on the heels of record revenue growth.
“We are excited to welcome an experienced finance expert and leader to the Saviynt team. Jim’s extensive background at rapidly growing public and private-equity companies will be invaluable as we work to take Saviynt to the next level,” said Amit Saha, CEO, Saviynt. “Our company’s recent growth trajectory is a testament to our increasing market penetration and customer success. Jim will play a pivotal role on our expanding leadership team as we execute on our bold plans for the future.”
Jackson joins Saviynt with over 30 years of experience as an investment banker and chief financial officer guiding companies through transformative strategic and financing transactions. Before Saviynt, he was the CFO of Tanium Inc., a privately-held endpoint management and security company. Prior to Tanium, Jackson was the CFO of Breitburn Management Company and its related entities where he simultaneously led two rapidly growing companies. As CFO, he scaled the businesses by more than 10x, grew annual revenues from $100 million to over $1 billion, completed 14 acquisitions, and led two successful initial public offerings — as well as a private equity buyout. Before becoming a CFO, Jackson spent almost two decades in investment banking with Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley in the U.S. and Asia.
“I’m eager to dive into my new role at Saviynt,” said Jackson. “With the recently completed financing, we plan to accelerate our product roadmap, expand our technical and sales teams, and bring our innovative identity and security technology to new geographies. I look forward to working with Saviynt’s customers, team members, partners, and stakeholders on this path.”
Earlier this month, KuppingerCole listed the company as an Overall Leader in Privileged Access Management (PAM) within its 2021 Leadership Compass Report. Another top analyst, Gartner, awarded Saviynt the highest rating of any vendor in the 2021 Gartner IGA Solution Scorecard.
To learn more about Saviynt, please visit: https://saviynt.com/
Saviynt’s cloud-architected identity and access governance platform helps modern enterprises scale cloud initiatives and solve the toughest security and compliance challenges in record time. The company brings together identity governance (IGA), granular application access, cloud security, and privileged access (PAM) to secure the entire business ecosystem and provide a frictionless user experience. The world’s largest brands trust Saviynt to accelerate business transformation, empower distributed workforces, and meet continuous compliance, including BP, Western Digital, MassMutual, and Koch Industries. For more information, please visit saviynt.com.