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Looking Back on Nine Years as a Best Place to Work

Nine. That’s the number of consecutive years SailPoint has been named one of Austin’s best places to work by the Austin Business Journal. We’ve gone from a scrappy startup to a global, public company, and it’s an honor to see that our team members continue to love working at SailPoint, […]

Mark McClain, Navigate ’18 and Identity’s Big Trends Ahead

We have a big week ahead, and I’m thrilled to be at the sixth SailPoint identity governance conference, Navigate ’18, this week at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin. This is my third-year attending Navigate, and it’s always a time filled with interesting discussion, panels, and keynotes about the current […]

Innovation that Cuts Through the Clutter

If you’ve spent any time with me (or anyone else at SailPoint for that matter), you’ve heard me reference our core values, also known as the ‘Four I’s’. These values run deep in our company, and I believe they have been significant contributors to our success. Each of these values […]

Taking An Outside-In Approach To Building Your Business

Building a business can be exciting, full of coffee-fueled late nights in front of the whiteboard and light-bulb moments in the shower. But before you get caught up in the whirlwind of creating the next great tech company with visions of unicorns dancing in your head, it’s wise to take […]

The CEO Book Club: Paving a Path to Business Success

Being successful is both a science and an art, whether in business or in your personal life. There are many well-defined approaches to strategy that I have learned from my reading, but increasingly, it is the human element that often separates the long-term winners from the long-term losers in both […]

How Corporate Culture Can Make (Or Break) Your Organization

As the entrepreneurial bug bites more people and money floods into technology startups, the buzz about company culture continues to get louder. Whether it’s nap pods, private chefs, indoor tree houses or over-the-top parties, tech companies are pulling out all of the stops in hopes of creating the coolest corporate […]

What Makes a Company a Best Place to Work?

What makes a company a best place to work? In the tech industry, being a “best place to work” is sometimes equated with how much free food and craft beer is offered. Or a hearty “yes!” to questions like, “Does the office have a ping pong table and bring-your-dog-to-work policy?” […]

How to Choose a Winning Team

There’s a reason why people are often referred to as “human capital.” People are invaluable assets in today’s business world. When those at the helm of your organization are running full speed ahead to meet and exceed business goals, you have no choice but to trust your people to get […]

People, Culture And Market: Three Keys To Building A Company With Staying Power

For anyone who has followed high-tech for the last few decades, building a lasting company in this industry is not easy or common. As a longtime entrepreneur, I’ve seen many promising companies stumble and fall in my tenure. So few are built to stand the test of time. In fact, […]

The CEO Book Club: Building and Keeping Your High-Tech Team

Over the course of my career, I’ve learned a thing or two about a thing or two, and one of those things is that if you’re going to be successful, you have to commit yourself to never stop learning. Whether you’re in your first job out of college or the […]