This week marks a significant milestone in the history of SailPoint – one that my cofounders, Kevin Cunningham and Jackie Gilbert, and I could have only imagined when we founded the company. I’m happy to say that after several office expansions and some creative “people-cramming” solutions in Austin, we officially moved into a brand-new facility that reflects the quality and presence of our growing company, and provides a true “global headquarters” for our team.
Everyone at SailPoint is excited by the move and the “newness” of it. I’m personally excited to see such a vivid reminder – or rather, more than 30,000 square feet of reminders – of the significant growth SailPoint has achieved. In just a few years, we’ve grown to more than 275 employees across offices in seven countries. (Our new global HQ will house about half of those employees here in Austin, and we’re always looking to add more! We update our open positions regularly here).
As I was walking the halls of our new headquarters this past week, it was abuzz with energy and excitement about all that we are doing. It amazes me to think of all that we’ve already done, too: we built an award-winning product suite that has revolutionized IAM and is being used by hundreds of the world’s largest companies; we’ve grown out of the start-up phase to become a global company that has acquired two smaller companies and a product line from a third; we’ve established partnerships with the leading technology and services firms; and we’ve been named a leader in identity management by two of the top analyst firms – Gartner and Forrester.
Kevin, Jackie and I realize that we could not have made it to this stage without a fantastic team. I have long said that what drives me as an entrepreneur is getting to work with the best and brightest people in the industry (which, by the way, is a pretty apt description for our crew at SailPoint!). Our top-notch team is dedicated to customer service and product innovation, two core pillars which contribute directly to our position as a market leader, which is why it is truly such a joy to come to work every day!
Our opportunities are almost limitless and the future for SailPoint is extremely bright. We are all looking forward to what lies ahead, but we are really glad we’ll get to continue that adventure in our new space!