Our Story

SGNL’s founders, Scott Kriz and Erik Gustavson, have spent over a decade developing innovative identity solutions. After Google acquired Bitium, an Identity and Access Management company, in 2017 they turned their attention from the Authentication (AuthN) space to Authorization (AuthZ). From their vantage point working in multiple, identity-focused areas at Google, it was clear to Scott and Erik that few companies had been able to effectively solve Enterprise Authorization at scale.

Seeing a critical need to help companies keep user and customer data safe, Scott and Erik founded SGNL in 2021 to address the challenge. They quickly attracted a core team of identity industry experts who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of what is possible in Enterprise Authorization.

Management Team

Scott Kriz

CEO / Co-Founder

Erik Gustavson

CPO / Co-Founder

Atul Tulshibagwale


Prathima Rao

Director of Engineering

Marc Jordan

Director of Product

Conrad Smith


Laurie Nelson

Director of Operations

Our Board

Greg Sands


Founder and Managing Partner,
Costanoa Ventures

Andrew Peterson


Founder and CEO,
Signal Sciences

Chuck Mortimore


VP of Identity Products,

Yvonne Wassenaar


Former CEO,

Our Investors

Join our team

SGNL is looking for top talent to solve authorization-at-scale for the world’s largest companies. If you think you have what it takes to make a major impact at a well-funded startup we want to hear from you!