Industry Visionary

Sara Gates is a respected leader in the information security world and is well known for her expertise in helping companies move from early to mainstream markets. She serves as an advisor to several technology companies, including Securent (acquired by Cisco), Agiliance and DreamJobs, Inc.

Sara was previously Vice-President of Identity Management at Sun Microsystems where she helped Sun achieve market leadership in the fast-growing identity management market. Sara came to Sun through the acquisition of Waveset Technologies, where she was responsible for driving product direction and strategy. Sara has previously held marketing and strategy positions at Transpoint (a Microsoft funded start-up) and Deloitte.

Sara holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Vanderbilt University, where she recently served as the President of the Board of Directors.