Chris Schmitt

Secretary & General Counsel at Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc.

Chris Schmitt

Chris Schmitt

Secretary & General Counsel at Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc.

Biography

Chris joined SailPoint in 2017, bringing a wealth of knowledge on corporate transactions, including extensive M&A and securities experience. As SailPoint’s General Counsel, Chris will oversee the company’s legal matters, including corporate transactions, intellectual property, corporate governance, litigation, legal compliance, and M&A activity.

Chris is a 16-year legal veteran whose practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, technology transactions, and compliance and corporate governance. Chris joined SailPoint from Vinson & Elkins, LLP where he was a Partner in the Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

Chris received his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1999 and a B.S. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan in 1996. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2000.

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Career Highlights

SailPoint Technologies, Inc.
Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc.

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2188

Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

3

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Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc.

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Co-Founder at SailPoint Technologies, Inc.

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Chief Legal Officer & Secretary at EZCorp Inc.

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Chief Marketing Officer at Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc.

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Chief Technology & Information Security Officer at Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc.

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Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Chief Financial Officer at Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc.

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Secretary & General Counsel at Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc.
Education
J.D.
Class of 1999

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

B.S. Political Science & Economics
Class of 1996

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The State Bar of Texas (the Texas Bar) is an agency of the judiciary under the administrative control of the Texas Supreme Court. The Texas Bar is responsible for assisting the Texas Supreme Court in overseeing all attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas. It is the fifth largest organization of lawyers in the United States. The State Bar is headquartered in the Texas Law Center at 1414 Colorado Street in Austin.

Member
Current

The Austin Bar Association was founded in 1893 as a nonprofit professional organization for attorneys. Its mission is to promote professionalism and camaraderie within the legal community, to aid in the administration of justice, to enhance the delivery of and access to quality legal services, to educate the public about the legal system, and to actively participate in the success of the community at large. Today, more than 4,100 local attorneys in 21 different legal specialties contribute to the Bar's mission by organizing CLE opportunities, attending social functions, volunteering legal services, and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations for local charities all year long. Lawyers in good standing with the State Bar of Texas who live or work in Travis County or surrounding counties are eligible for membership. Affiliated organizations include the Austin Young Lawyers Association, Austin Association of Legal Administrators, Austin Lawyers Auxiliary, and others. The Austin Bar Association is also affiliated with the Lawyer Referral Service and Volunteer Legal Services. The affairs of the Austin Bar Association are managed by a Board of Directors composed of a president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, immediate past president, the current president and president-elect of AYLA, the current chair of each substantive law Section, the chair of the Lawyer Referral Service, representatives from the three minority bar associations, representatives of the legal administrators, legal secretaries, legal assistants, and court reporters, and eight other members of the Austin Bar who are elected at the annual meeting in May.

Career History
General Counsel
2017 - Current

SailPoint Technologies, Inc. provides on-premises service-based access management solutions. It delivers security, operational efficiency and compliance to enterprises with complex IT environments. The company was founded by Mark Mcclain and Kevin Cunningham in December 2005 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Secretary & General Counsel
Current

SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. engages in the provision of enterprise identity governance solutions. It operates through the following geographical segments: United States; EMAE or Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and Rest of the World. It also offers licensing of software, sale of professional services, maintenance, and technical support. The company was founded on August 8, 2014 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Partner
Prior

Vinson & Elkins LLP provides legal services. The firm maintains civil practice, covering areas such as litigation, public policy, transaction, and energy law. The firm serves the clients including companies from the aviation, energy, financial services, health care, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1917 by James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Boards & Committees
Member, Diversity Committee
Prior

Vinson & Elkins LLP provides legal services. The firm maintains civil practice, covering areas such as litigation, public policy, transaction, and energy law. The firm serves the clients including companies from the aviation, energy, financial services, health care, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1917 by James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Director
Current

facilitate communication and information sharing of best practices among general counsel.

Political Donations
$500
2010

Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at United States Department of State

Transactions
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Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II purchases Daseke, Inc. (Inactive) from Prudential Capital Group (Private Equity), Main Street Capital Partners LLC

Awards & Honors
2012
Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Star
2011
Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Star
2009
Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Star
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