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Steve Erickson, Paul Murphy Join Styra’s Senior Leadership Team

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Styra has announced two new additions to its senior leadership team. Steve Erickson and Paul Murphy will serve as vice presidents of engineering and sales, respectively, to support the company’s growth.

The company today also shared its 2020 results, including over 300 percent growth year-over-year, 90 percent headcount growth and record-breaking open source success with OPA.

The new hires bring policy and open source experience to help Styra expand its growing customer base, support the OPA community and provide more teams access to Styra Declarative Authorization Service (DAS), giving them guardrails for Kubernetes and microservices.

Steve Erickson will be bringing deep policy security expertise to the engineering team as VP. In his previous role as an engineering leader at Illumio, Erickson was responsible for end-to-end policy management, distribution and enforcement capabilities within the Illumio Core and Illumio Edge products.

Before Illumio, Erickson held engineering leadership roles at Juniper Networks and a Juniper divestiture, Pulse Secure.

In his previous role with FOSSA, Murphy was the head of global sales, and prior to that, he ran sales for Sysdig. Additional past experience includes a variety of executive and leadership roles at DataCore Software, VMware and Netapp.