Tom Kemp has co-founded/co-built enterprise technology companies such as Centrify, Idaptive and NetIQ. Most recently under his 10+ year leadership as CEO of Centrify, Centrify grew to over $100m in annual revenue, was named one of the hottest enterprise software and cloud companies by a number of respected industry analysts and publications, and amassed over 5,000 customers including over 60% of the Fortune 50. In 2018 Kemp was selected as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Finalist in Northern California. Kemp was instrumental in raising over $90 million in Venture Capital financing for Centrify from some of the top Silicon Valley VC firms (Accel, Index, Mayfield, Sigma/JSV) and from strategic investors (Samsung, Fortinet, Docomo Capital). Kemp also led the company through a successful acquisition by Thoma Bravo and the subsequent spin-out of Idaptive from Centrify.
Prior to Centrify Kemp was part of the founding team at NetIQ Corporation that went public in July of 1999 and grew to over $200m in annual revenue. During his tenure at NetIQ Kemp held various executive positions including responsibility for marketing, product management, corp dev, strategy, biz dev, tech support and was also General Manager (which included R&D) of its largest product line. He also directly participated in the NetIQ IPO and secondary roadshows and also the drafting of the S-1.
Kemp has served as a board member of both tech companies and non-profits including the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and in history from the University of Michigan.