FusionAuth Names Don Bergal as CEO to Further Advance Sales of Company's Developer-First Identity and Access Management Platform

Veteran B2B tech leader Don Bergal joins FusionAuth and focuses on driving organic growth


Published: October 27, 2021

FusionAuth, the authentication and authorization platform built for developers, today announced Don Bergal as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO). Mr. Bergal assumes the CEO role from Brian Pontarelli, founder of FusionAuth, who will become the company’s chief technology officer (CTO). In his role as CEO, Mr. Bergal will oversee all of FusionAuth’s operations with an emphasis on sales and marketing to accelerate organic growth for the organization.

“Don understands that developers are running really important parts of today’s world and fully embraces our commitment to make auth tools that better protect users while making developer’s lives easier,” said Pontarelli. “His background and expertise as a growth leader driving exponential revenue and profitability will be a great asset to FusionAuth as we continue to break the mold in terms of how we secure identities and serve developers.”

Mr. Bergal comes to FusionAuth with more than 30 years of B2B tech experience with demonstrable growth expertise. He drove marketing, sales development and sales operations at Avoka while achieving 10x revenue and 50x valuation increases, and was instrumental in the company’s acquisition by Temenos. Similarly, he helped to drive Confio Software to 70% annual revenue growth before playing a critical part in the company’s acquisition by SolarWinds.

“I’m thrilled to lead FusionAuth because I recognize the tremendous opportunity the company has in front of it. Customer authentication is a required capability for any app or service, and we have a proven product that has seen tremendous growth over the past 24 months,” said Bergal. “The unique approach that FusionAuth takes to identity and access management – creating it for developers – takes a massive security priority and makes it easier, faster, and more scalable. I’m very excited to be on board as we round the next corner.”

About FusionAuth

FusionAuth is the authentication and authorization platform built for developers, by developers. It solves the problem of building essential user security without adding risk or distracting from the primary application. For developers and technical leaders creating products for external users, FusionAuth puts them in the driver’s seat, with control, flexibility and developer ergonomics. FusionAuth tames the risk and complexity that comes with typical identity systems. With self-hosted or cloud software, extensive documentation, free options, fast deployment and a no-hassle process, it eliminates the business hurdles that make it hard for developers to meet their authentication and authorization requirements. Learn more at fusionauth.io.

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