Marianne Budnik joins CrowdStrike as CMO

CrowdStrike 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 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.”

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