CrowdStrike Appoints Jennifer Johnson as Chief Marketing Officer


AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CrowdStrike (Nasdaq:CRWD), a leader in cloud endpoint, workload, identity and data protection, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Johnson as the company’s new chief marketing officer (CMO).

Drawing on a 20-year background in software marketing with expertise in cybersecurity and IT management, Johnson is a seasoned CMO who has earned a reputation as a well-known bold storyteller for helping companies define and dominate market categories. She led global marketing for leading cybersecurity and technology organizations including Tenable (Nasdaq: TENB) and Amplitude (Nasdaq: AMPL) – which she helped lead through successful public offerings – as well as Coverity (now Synopsys) and Tanium. Most recently, she served as CMO at Illumio and previously served on the Illumio Board of Directors. Johnson has also been a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and Category Designer in Residence at Play Bigger, where she helped clients introduce radically different go-to-market approaches, refine their strategic positioning and disrupt existing markets. She currently sits on the board of Immersive Labs.

“Jennifer’s impressive track record has earned her a solid reputation for her expertise and skills in redefining markets, building bold new narratives and creating new categories in high-growth startups and publicly traded companies,” said Georges Kurtz, co-founder and CEO of CrowdStrike. “As we continue to raise the bar, disrupt the cybersecurity industry, and reinvent how to solve deep-seated customer problems in an era where security, observability, and data converge, the innovative skills of Jennifer and her results-driven leadership approach is the perfect fit for CrowdStrike. brand evolution.

As CMO of CrowdStrike, Johnson will be responsible for driving brand awareness, global messaging and communication programs, go-to-market strategies, demand generation and sales support. in the field for CrowdStrike’s global product, customer and partner marketing teams.

Johnson joins the company after a record fiscal quarter for CrowdStrike. Financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2023, released on August 30, 2022, showed quarterly revenue exceeded $500 million for the first time in history, with the end of ARR exceeding $2 billion. dollars. The company also added a record 1,741 net new subscriber customers during the quarter, for a total of 19,686 subscriber customers who rely on CrowdStrike’s Falcon platform to protect and power their business.

“CrowdStrike is in a class of its own. There are very few unique companies that fundamentally change an industry, and CrowdStrike is rewriting security for the modern age,” Johnson said. “As the second-fastest company ever reported to reach the all-time milestone of $2 billion ARR, customers regard CrowdStrike as the benchmark for protection that powers their business. I’m honored to join one of the most iconic brands in cybersecurity and be part of the world-class team to help CrowdStrike reach even greater heights.

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CrowdStrike (Nasdaq: CRWD), a global leader in cybersecurity, has redefined modern security with the world’s most advanced cloud-native platform to protect areas critical to enterprise risk: cloud endpoints and workloads, identity and data.

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