Karan Gupta

Karan Gupta

Head of Engineering

Karan Gupta leads CrowdStrike’s elite global engineering organization in support of the AI-native Falcon platform and its rapidly growing capabilities across endpoint, identity, cloud security, next-gen SIEM, data protection, exposure management, IT automation and threat intelligence — capturing trillions of security events per day and protecting tens of thousands of customer organizations and hundreds of millions of people across the globe. Gupta joined CrowdStrike in 2023, having previously served as SVP of Engineering at Palo Alto Networks. Throughout his career, he has engineering leadership roles at Pinterest, Twitter and Yahoo, Inc., creating and delivering platforms that serve billions of users.


  • SVP, Engineering – Palo Alto Networks
  • VP, Head of Platform Engineering – Pinterest
  • Director of Engineering – Twitter
  • Senior Manager, Engineering – Yahoo! Inc.


  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California