Michael J. Sullivan
Michael J. Sullivan served as the Chief Financial Officer at Ping Identity (“Ping”), an identity security company, from March 2013 to December 2016, and his tenure there culminated in the successful sale of Ping Identity to Vista Equity Partners. Prior to joining Ping, Mr. Sullivan served on the boards of directors and chaired the audit committees of two private equity-backed portfolio companies: Vertafore (a SaaS company), from April 2011 to December 2013, and SNL Financial (a business information services company), from December 2011 to April 2014. Prior to that experience, Mr. Sullivan spent 12 years as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IHS Inc. (now IHS Markit Ltd.), a business information services company (NASDAQ: INFO, formerly NYSE: IHS), which he helped take public and where he worked closely with the audit committee of its board of directors. Prior to joining IHS, Mr. Sullivan spent three years with the Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP), a consumer-packaged goods company, directing the corporate accounting function and leading corporate planning and analysis efforts. He began his career with Price Waterhouse, LLP in New York and Denver, managing the firm’s participation in more than 30 domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, working with a variety of financial and strategic buyers. Mr. Sullivan also served in Price Waterhouse’s audit practice, managing financial audits and audit committee representation for both public and private companies. Mr. Sullivan holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Iowa.