Steve Tout

Steve Tout is obsessed with helping transform business by building trust, reducing operational risk and improving user experiences with modern identity & access management. Founder & President of Forte Advisory, he leverages more than 16 years of experience advancing the maturity and effectiveness of IAM within architecture, strategy and operational disciplines.

Steve was recently a Director at PwC in their advisory practice. Prior to PwC, he was the head of IAM at VMware (one of the four largest enterprise software companies) where he designed and managed customer and partner facing systems. Formerly, Steve was a consultant at Oracle where he led deployments for strategic accounts in the manufacturing and high tech sectors.

As an advisory board member, Steve has helped founders with the development of strategic relationships, business development, market and capital strategy, product design and operational planning. Start ups he has helped include Seattle based VeriClouds, and Palerra, the leading cloud access security broker and pioneer of the API-based CASB solution. (Palerra was acquired by Oracle in October, 2016.)

In past lives, Steve has held senior roles at leading companies such as Oracle, US Bank and AT&T Wireless. He lives with his wife, daughter and cat in Poulsbo, Wash.

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