Cybersecurity company CrowdStrike has announced its new Chief Marketing Officer; industry veteran Marianne Budnik. As CMO, Ms. Budnik will be charged with growing the company’s brand awareness around the world, as well as leading messaging, go-to-market strategies, demand generation and field sales support for CrowdStrike’s product, customer and partner marketing teams.
“Marianne brings an impressive track record in developing, leading, and scaling global marketing initiatives at both high-growth startups and Fortune 500 companies,” said CrowdStrike co-founder and chief executive officer George Kurtz. “Her innovative, strategic, and results-oriented approach to driving brand awareness and high-impact go-to-market programs, is a perfect fit for our rapidly growing team. We welcome her leadership and creativity as we continue to build the CrowdStrike brand around the world.”
Ms. Budnik brings more than 25 years of experience in both marketing leadership and the cybersecurity industry, making her an ideal fit for her new role. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, she was CMO for CyberArk, and she is also a current board director at Cerence.
“There isn’t a better time to be joining CrowdStrike, as the company has achieved remarkable growth and success in protecting its customers during these unprecedented times,” said Ms. Budnik. “Now, more than ever, cyberattacks are at the forefront of organizations’ radars, and customers are looking to us to defend their endpoints and cloud workloads, build zero trust architectures and proactively fight against the evolving threat landscape. I look forward to amplifying CrowdStrike’s voice in the industry and further growing CrowdStrike’s iconic brand.”