Mr. Durand is a three time founding software and technology executive who has built companies from idea through significant growth, scale, execution and sale.
In 1993 he founded Durand Communications, a pioneering software company which created the first client/server bulletin board for Windows NT. The company was sold to Webb Interactive in 1998.
In 2000, Mr. Durand founded Jabber Inc. to commercialize the Jabber open source instant messaging platform. Jabber became a dominant player in real time collaboration and communications and was later sold to Cisco in 2008.
In 2002 Mr. Durand founded Ping Identity to revolutionize security through identity. The company serves over 50% of the Fortune 100 and is ushering in the a new generation of identity security in a world with shifted borders and security challenges brought about by cloud and mobile adoption.
In addition to his role as CEO of Ping Identity, Mr. Durand chairs the identity industry conference, the Cloud a Identity Summit.
Mr. Durand holds a BA in Biology and Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.