Marianne Budnik is an accomplished IT industry leader with extensive experience among technology innovators and market leaders in cybersecurity, networking, and enterprise storage. Widely known for her expertise in go-to-market strategy, brand building and crisis communications, she is frequently invited to speak at global business, industry and academic events. Ms. Budnik previously served as Chief Marketing Officer for companies including CrowdStrike, CyberArk, SimpliVity (acquired by HPE), Acme Packet (acquired by Oracle) and CA Technologies. She also served as an Independent Director for Schibsted Media Group. Ms. Budnik holds an M.B.A. from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from Babson College.