Johanna Flower

Director at CrowdStrike

Johanna Flower has been leading global teams and growing companies for the past 20+ years. Most recently, she served as CrowdStrike’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) – leading all elements of global Marketing from 2014 to 2020, and again in 2022. As CrowdStrike’s first CMO, she guided the company brand from an agile startup to an industry leader in cybersecurity and played a critical role in CrowdStrike’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2019, largely hailed as one of the most successful cybersecurity IPOs in history.

Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Ms. Flower held the role of SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Websense, Inc. (now Forcepoint LLC). While at Websense, her vision helped shape the firm’s marketing and go-to-market strategies, resulting in the company gaining the largest world-wide market share in web filtering, and achieving global leadership in web, email, and data security.

Ms. Flower currently serves as Independent Board Director for ForgeRock (FORG), where she is also the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and for Freshworks (FRSH). She is also a strategic go-to-market advisor and serves on the board of several high-growth private SaaS companies.

She earned her B.A. (HONS) in Business Administration at the University of Brighton, United Kingdom.



  • Director

    January, 2023 - present