CrowdStrike Appoints Roxanne Austin to its Board of Directors as Audit Committee Chair

CrowdStrike Appoints Roxanne Austin to its Board of Directors as Audit Committee Chair

September 27, 2018

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Sunnyvale, CA — September 26, 2018 — CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced the appointment of Roxanne Austin to its Board of Directors as Audit Committee Chair, effective immediately. Austin serves on the Board of Directors of Target Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, and Teledyne Technologies (previously Ericsson). She is president and chief executive officer of Austin Investment Advisors, a private investment and consulting firm and chairs the US Mid-market Investment Advisory Committee of EQT Partners. She was named as one of the most influential directors in the boardroom by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Throughout Austin’s distinguished career, she’s held high-level executive positions, managed investment opportunities and important financing events for companies. Previously, Austin was the president and chief executive officer of Move Networks, an IP based television delivery service. She has also served as the president and chief executive officer of DIRECTV, the world’s leading provider of digital television entertainment services. Prior to joining DIRECTV,  Austin was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hughes Electronics Corporation (then parent of DIRECTV). She was a partner of Deloitte and Touche before joining Hughes.

“Roxanne is the perfect addition to our Board, bringing extensive knowledge of corporate governance and a strong track record of commercial success and transformation in support of explosive growth,” said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “We are thrilled to welcome such an accomplished leader to our Board as we continue to drive global growth and scale the company to capitalize on the massive demand for our technology and services.”

“CrowdStrike is a one-of-a-kind company that brings together a game-changing market solution with an excellent record in corporate growth and market capitalization. I am deeply impressed by CrowdStrike’s world-class executive team and look forward to supporting the company in taking advantage of the significant market advancement opportunities ahead,” said Roxanne Austin, member of the CrowdStrike Board of Directors.      

Austin is a member of the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She received a B.B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration, summa cum laude from the University of Texas at San Antonio.


About CrowdStrike®

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 150 billion security events a day from across the globe to immediately prevent and detect threats.

There’s much more to the story of how Falcon has redefined endpoint protection but there’s only one thing to remember about CrowdStrike: We stop breaches.

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