CrowdStrike Welcomes Marianne Budnik as New Chief Marketing Officer

Marianne Budnik takes the helm of industry-leading Marketing team to drive global expansion, market share and brand awareness

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – February 2, 2021 – CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and cloud workload protection, today announced the appointment of Marianne Budnik as the company’s new chief marketing officer (CMO).

With more than 25 years of experience, Budnik brings deep expertise in the cybersecurity industry, along with Marketing leadership roles in high-growth technology startups, Fortune 500 leaders, and Board-level leadership. Budnik most recently served as CMO for CyberArk (Nasdaq: CYBR) and currently serves on the board of directors of Cerence.

As CMO of CrowdStrike, Budnik will be responsible for driving global brand awareness, directing messaging, go-to-market strategies, demand generation and field sales support for CrowdStrike’s global 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 George Kurtz, co-founder and chief executive officer at CrowdStrike. “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.”

“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 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.”

About CrowdStrike
CrowdStrike, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining security for the cloud era with an endpoint and workload protection platform built from the ground up to stop breaches. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform’s single lightweight-agent architecture leverages cloud-scale artificial intelligence (AI) and offers real-time protection and visibility across the enterprise, preventing attacks on endpoints and workloads on or off the network. Powered by the proprietary CrowdStrike Threat Graph®, CrowdStrike Falcon correlates 4 trillion endpoint-related events per week in real time from across the globe, fueling one of the world’s most advanced data platforms for security.

With CrowdStrike, customers benefit from better protection, better performance and immediate time-to-value delivered by the cloud-native Falcon platform.

There’s only one thing to remember about CrowdStrike: We stop breaches.

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SOURCE: CrowdStrike