George Kurtz
President, CEO & Co-Founder



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George Kurtz is the CEO and co-founder of CrowdStrike, a leading provider of next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and services. Kurtz is an internationally recognized security expert, author, entrepreneur, and speaker. He has more than 26 years of experience in the security space, including extensive experience driving revenue growth and scaling organizations across the globe. His entrepreneurial background and ability to commercialize nascent technologies have enabled him to drive innovation to market throughout his career. His prior roles at McAfee, a $2.5 billion security company, include Worldwide Chief Technology Officer and GM as well as EVP of Enterprise.

Prior to joining McAfee, Kurtz started Foundstone in October 1999 as the founder and CEO responsible for recruiting the other founding team members. Foundstone, a worldwide security products and services company, had one of the leading incident response practices in the industry, and was acquired by McAfee in October of 2004.



  1. Serial entrepreneur George Kurtz has been a tour de force since entering the technology industry 20 years ago. Kurtz founded CrowdStrike with a mission to revolutionize the entire approach companies take to security. George saw the inefficiencies and shortcomings of the established products and solutions dominating the cyber market and decided to disrupt the status quo by building an entirely new approach. Under George’s leadership, CrowdStrike has grown to over 1000 employees in 7 years and has seen explosive, global growth in APAC and EMEA. CrowdStrike has consistently had 500% growth in the number of $1 million or greater ACV transactions, year-over-year, 129% growth in endpoint protection platform sensors deployed, year-over-year, and 244% CAGR for endpoint protection platform customers over the last three years.

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  2. Technology visionary who is relentless in his mission to serve customers and stop breaches. Anyone who has met George, even briefly, can testify that he is wired for competition. Whether succeeding in the business world or driving his race car, the relentless desire to win is in his DNA. Since CrowdStrike’s inception, George and his team have been innovating at a furious pace. Now, CrowdStrike is the leader in next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence and response services, and is widely recognized for its cutting-edge innovation.

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