Check Point Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the largest pure-play security vendor globally, today announced the appointment of Julie Parrish as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In this role, Parrish will lead the company’s global marketing team, overseeing strategic initiatives to drive awareness and demand for Check Point’s expanding portfolio of industry-leading security solutions.
Prior to joining Check Point Parrish was the CMO at NetApp, where she had also served as senior vice president of worldwide channel sales. She has held numerous senior leadership positions in marketing and channel sales at Fortune 1000 companies including Symantec, Veritas, Nokia and 3Com (now part of HP).
“Julie brings a unique blend of marketing expertise, analytical thinking, sales focus and thought leadership to Check Point,” said Amnon Bar-Lev, president, Check Point. “She is a key addition to our executive team; her knowledge and insights will enhance our focus on delivering best-of-breed products, while strengthening Check Point’s brand awareness strategy and accelerating our growth in the security marketplace.”
Today, Check Point protects more than 100,000 organizations of all sizes. As the company continues to expand its global growth and marketing strategy, Parrish will join an executive team focused on inspiring businesses to stay ahead of increasingly sophisticated and malicious security threats, offering protection from the network to mobile devices.
“Check Point has a more than 20-year track record of innovating in a segment of the IT industry that is not only exciting – but crucial to customers,” said Parrish. “I am thrilled to be part of a world-class leadership team and have the opportunity to extend Check Point’s lead in the market.”
Parrish will be based in the Check Point U.S. headquarters in San Carlos, Calif.
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