CrowdStrike appoints Michael Sentonas as CTO

CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, announced the appointment of Michael Sentonas as the company’s new chief technology officer effective immediately. Sentonas, who most recently served as the vice president of technology strategy at CrowdStrike, is replacing Dmitri Alperovitch, who has transitioned out of the company.

With over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, Sentonas is a seasoned leader who in his previous role at CrowdStrike was responsible for developing and executing CrowdStrike’s overall technology strategy.

In this global role, he directly contributed to formulating key priorities, the technology roadmap, and delivery objectives that have positioned CrowdStrike Falcon® as the world’s leading endpoint protection platform for customers worldwide.

Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Sentonas served as chief technology and strategy officer, Security Connected at Intel Security. Previously, he was vice president and chief technology officer at Intel Security for Asia Pacific.

“At CrowdStrike, we have a deep bench of technology talent and we are pleased to appoint Mike to his new role as chief technology officer. During his tenure at CrowdStrike, he has demonstrated leadership and a vision for building out CrowdStrike’s technology that uniquely meets the needs of organizations worldwide looking for reliable cybersecurity solutions that stop breaches,” said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief executive officer.

“Mike’s deep industry knowledge and strong performance as a leader across multiple strategic functions within CrowdStrike position him well for success in his new role, which will include close collaboration with our engineering and products organization that is led by Amol Kulkarni, chief product officer.”

“Few companies in history have a success story like CrowdStrike,” said Michael Sentonas, CrowdStrike’s new chief technology officer.

“In this new role, I am excited to have the opportunity to continue unlocking the massive potential of our technology platform, while maintaining the unique value proposition of an integrated modular approach, delivered by a single, lightweight agent protecting all workloads.”

“We are grateful for Dmitri’s commitment over the past eight years to help build CrowdStrike into the industry leader that we are today,” said Kurtz. “We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

“I have had the pleasure of working with Dmitri for many years and it is an honor to be selected as his successor,” added Sentonas. “We have a great team and I wish him the very best in his next chapter.”

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