CrowdStrike Appoints Godfrey Sullivan to its Board of Directors
Splunk chairman of the Board of Directors and former chief executive officer to bring technology leadership and business experience to the company
Sunnyvale, CA — November 30, 2017 – ., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced the appointment of Godfrey Sullivan to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Since 2011, Sullivan has served as the chairman of the Splunk Inc. Board of Directors and was previously president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Splunk from 2008 to 2015. During his tenure as CEO, Sullivan led Splunk’s initial public offering (IPO) as the first big data company to enter the public market, largely hailed as one of the most successful technology IPOs in recent history.
“Godfrey brings more than 30-years of technology and business leadership expertise working with highly disruptive companies,” said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “With six years of explosive growth, CrowdStrike has proven that we are leading the next-generation endpoint protection market and this announcement is a strong validation of the opportunity before us. Godfrey’s deep enterprise software experience, including guiding Splunk through its largest period of growth and its successful IPO, will be invaluable in steering the next phase of the company’s trajectory.”
“I have been following CrowdStrike since its inception, and I am impressed by the innovation and the compelling market proposition that the company brings to the endpoint security market,” said Godfrey Sullivan, member of the CrowdStrike Board of Directors. “With global scale and a proven SaaS-based model, CrowdStrike has disrupted how endpoint protection is delivered and is well positioned to become foundational in every company’s security stack.”
Sullivan has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Citrix Systems, Inc. since 2005 and is the former president and CEO of Hyperion Solutions. He holds a bachelor in Business Administration from Baylor University.
CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform offers instant visibility and protection across the enterprise and prevents attacks on endpoints on or off the network. CrowdStrike Falcon deploys in minutes to deliver actionable intelligence and real-time protection from Day One. It seamlessly unifies next-generation AV with best-in-class endpoint detection and response, backed by 24/7 managed hunting. Its cloud infrastructure and single-agent architecture take away complexity and add scalability, manageability, and speed.
CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyber attack types, using sophisticated signatureless AI and Indicator-of-Attack (IOA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real time. Powered by the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™, Falcon instantly correlates over 78 billion security events a day from across the globe to immediately prevent and detect threats.
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