Vice President, Finance
Building a solid financial base is about both looking ahead and looking back, with strategic forecasting before we make a move and accurate financial statements after the fact.
When a company experiences the kind of dramatic growth that SailPoint has, its continued ability to serve customers successfully hinges largely on having a solid financial base that underlies its every action. That's what Tom Beck's job is all about: helping make sure that plans for future growth are based on accurate financial projections, and that quarterly and annual statements of financial activity provide an accurate record of the past. Tom heads up both financial planning/analysis and worldwide accounting operations for SailPoint.
For Tom, the most important factor in getting the job done is teamwork. He and his team work hand in hand with people across the entire company, for example, working with the contracts group to ensure that the terms of SailPoint's contracts appropriately reflect the financial models by which the company operates. They also work closely with other groups to map growth models that will work in practice – for example, projecting how many sales opportunities are needed to support expanding the sales team, or projecting the number of people needed in professional services for the rapidly expanding customer base. These calculated projections keep the company on an even keel that helps to ensure its continued successful growth.
With more than 20 years of experience in finance and technology, Tom has worked with all aspects of corporate finance at startups, growth-stage companies and public companies. Before joining SailPoint, he served as corporate controller for TippingPoint Technologies, Inc. Prior to that, he held senior financial management positions at IBM/Tivoli Systems and other companies. He is a certified public accountant.