Olson brings 20 years’ experience in corporate finance leading high-growth companies
LEHI, UT (February 16, 2016) — DigiCert, a global SSL Certification Authority (CA) and the leading provider of trusted certificate management solutions, today announced the hiring of Michael Olson as its chief financial officer (CFO).
Named 2010 CFO of the Year by Utah Business magazine, Olson has guided fast-growing technology companies over the past two decades in accelerating growth and providing enhanced return for investors.
“We’re very excited to have Mike join us as CFO at a time when we enjoy strong business momentum and unlimited growth opportunities,” said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. “Mike complements our management team with a strong understanding of business performance metrics and financial planning that fits our aggressive growth vision.”
At DigiCert, Olson will oversee accounting, finance and human resources functions. He will immediately review financial and operational processes to drive business efficiencies and support growth opportunities for the company.
Prior to joining DigiCert, Olson most recently was CFO at WorkFront (formerly AtTask), where his leadership helped the company achieve strong increases in customer renewal rates, average customer license value, and monthly recurring revenue. Previous to that, Olson served as CFO at inthinc and started his career in the audit and assurance practice of Arthur Andersen. Over the course of his career, Olson has established a reputation for building world-class teams and aligning financial and business metrics to support business strategy, vision and high-growth.
Olson holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in accounting from Utah State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
“I’m thrilled to join DigiCert and to work alongside its talented leadership group and employees,” said Olson. “DigiCert leads its industry with best-in-class customer support and innovation that simplifies digital certificate management. I look forward to further advancing DigiCert’s market-leading position and accelerating its high-growth and profitability.”
DigiCert is a premier, trusted provider of enterprise security solutions with an emphasis on authentication and encryption via managed PKI and high-assurance digital certificates for the web and the Internet of Things. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, DigiCert is trusted by more than 115,000 of the world’s leading government, finance, healthcare, education, and Fortune 500® organizations. DigiCert has been recognized with dozens of awards for providing enhanced customer value, premium customer service, and market growth leadership. For the latest DigiCert news, visit digicert.com/news/ or follow @digicert.
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