CEO & Founder
Dedra is founder and CEO of Cirrus Identity. She has participated in numerous state and nation-wide identity strategy workgroups and speaks regularly at IT conferences. Her goal is to take the frustration out of secure access to online services, so that people can easily access tools they need and collaborate more effectively.
Higher Education Experience: Deputy Director of Identity and Access Management at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. Dedra is active in higher ed identity workgroups, like the REFEDS Federation 2.0 and the InCommon IdPaaS workgroups. Dedra serves on the SimpleSAMLphp Board of Directors and helps organize IAM-HER activities.
Personal Interests: In her spare time, you might find Dedra gardening in her back yard or biking around town in Oakland, CA.
Patrick has been working in Identity Management for 17 years. Patrick has a Masters degree in computer security and loves implementing new scalable features and testing his co-workers’ code for vulnerabilities.
Higher Education Experience: He has developed custom Identity Management systems at Columbia University and Stanford University, worked as a consultant on access control systems and helped build the identity layer for several SaaS products. Patrick is an active member of the SimpleSAMLphp community.
Personal Interests: You may catch Patrick falling off surfboards in Santa Barbara, CA and the surrounding areas.
Director of Product
Mark is the Cirrus Identity scrum master, customer success lead and compliance point-of-contact. He brings 20+ years of IT experience to the team with extensive background in process improvements and project management practices. Prior to joining Cirrus Identity, Mark also spent four years in identity management compliance for one of the largest health care providers in the United States.
Higher Education Experience: Mark spent 15 years in higher education operations roles for ERP and identity management teams. Each role had one foot in technology and the other in processes of delivering services. Mark actively participates on the InCommon Technical Advisory Committee. He has also participated on the Identity Provider as a Service Working Group, and presented at InCommon BaseCAMP.
Personal Interests: In his spare time, Mark can be found walking his dogs in the neighborhood, in his woodworking shop or making the occasional loaf of handmade sourdough bread.