Saviynt Expands Leadership in Marketing, Cloud Platform Innovation and Security

Business Wire India

Saviynt, a leading provider of intelligent identity and access governance platform solutions, today announced strategic executive appointments that bolster its leadership position in the identity management market. The appointments include Tara Ryan as Chief Marketing Officer, Akshay Sivananda as Chief Information Security Officer and Sapna Nair as General Manager, India. These appointments reinforce Saviynt’s world-class executive strength and commitment to meet the market’s growing demand for its converged identity platform.


“Our funding in January has allowed us to make large strides in both our go-to-market strategy and deepen the leadership team driving that initiative,” said Saviynt CEO, Sachin Nayyar. “Having these leaders at the table is the next step towards executing our goals as the most comprehensive cloud-native solution to identity and access management. Winners attract winners, and we are fortunate to have and draw in that kind of talent at Saviynt.”


Tara Ryan brings significant experience building brands and delivering revenue growth for both pre- and post-IPO companies and enterprise leaders, including Coupa, Proofpoint, Zebra Technologies, Netsuite, McAfee and Deloitte. In her role as CMO at Saviynt, she will work with leadership on planning, creation and execution of global marketing strategy to elevate the Saviynt brand and support industry-leading growth at scale. Ryan’s ability to execute will be another value-add to the company’s ongoing campaigns and authority in the identity and access governance market.


“Saviynt is a leading global brand in the making. Much like Coupa, they innovated ahead of the category and now stand to replace legacy solutions with their converged identity cloud,” said Tara Ryan. “ I am excited to work with the teams at Saviynt and their world class partners to take the brand to the next level.”


Since joining Saviynt as CISO, Akshay Sivananda has been hardening Saviynt’s enterprise-level security strategies and creating a robust security team. He has decades of experience in many aspects of security, such as cyber defense, incident response, risk management, product security, infrastructure and cloud, red teaming, data protection and insider risk. Prior to Saviynt, Sivananda served as Executive Director and Global Head of Cyber Defense at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Divisional CISO at Capital One.


As a technologist herself, Sapna Nair brings over 26 years of invaluable experience building and transforming world-class teams at some of the most successful global technology organizations, including Intuit, ThoughtWorks, Groupon, Eventbrite and Epsilon. In her role as the General Manager of India, she will oversee the India operations and help deliver Saviynt’s high-growth business strategy. She is recognized for her expertise at leading teams and engaging with leaders across multiple geographies and highly matrixed companies.


These appointments mark a year of rapid growth for the company, largely due to strong demand for its Enterprise Identity Cloud, a leading cloud-native converged identity ecosystem for workforce, enterprise applications, privileged and third-party identities.


In January of 2023, Saviynt welcomed back its founder Sachin Nayyar as the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer and industry expert Paul Zolfaghari on as President. Nayyar led Saviynt from inception in 2011 to dominance in 2018 and has returned to lead the company in delivering its best-in-class identity solutions. Nayyar’s return, coupled with the appointments of Zolfaghari, Ryan, Sivananda and Nair, underscores the depth and breadth of expertise at Saviynt’s helm.


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About Saviynt


Saviynt’s Enterprise Identity Cloud helps modern enterprises scale cloud initiatives and solve the toughest security and compliance challenges in record time. The company brings together identity governance (IGA), granular application access, cloud security, and privileged access to secure the entire business ecosystem and provide a frictionless user experience. For more information, please visit