Tim Prendergast Of strongDM: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a CEO

An Interview With Ben Ari

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine


Be the most inquisitive person in the company. I will ask “why?” constantly, like a toddler. Things in business change constantly. This is all in the name of making sure we’re doing the right thing for our customers.

As a part of our series called ‘Five Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became A CEO’ we had the pleasure of interviewing Tim Prendergast.

Tim Prendergast is CEO of strongDM. Tim has over 20 years of experience in cloud and security leadership across several industries, such as McAfee, Ticketmaster and Ingenuity. He also led Adobe’s cloud architecture team through a pivotal transition. In his non-professional time, Tim contributes as a seed investor in technologies he feels passionate about. His primary areas of expertise include cloud security, cloud infrastructure, as well as building and scaling SaaS businesses.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you a bit more. Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory”? What led you to this particular career