Johanna Flower

Former Chief Marketing Officer at CrowdStrike

Johanna Flower has been leading global teams and growing companies for the past 20+ years.  Most recently, Johanna served as CrowdStrike’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) – leading all elements of global Marketing at CrowdStrike including directing the brand, corporate communications, go-to-market strategies, and demand generation from 2014 to 2020.  She has guided the branding of CrowdStrike from an agile startup to an industry leader in cloud-native endpoint protection.  Johanna played a critical role in CrowdStrike’s initial public offering (IPO), largely hailed as one of the most successful cybersecurity IPOs in history.


Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Johanna held the role of SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Websense, Inc. (now Forcepoint LLC). While at Websense, her vision helped shape the firm’s marketing and go-to-market strategies, resulting in the company gaining the largest world-wide market share in web filtering, and achieve global leadership in web, email and data security, simultaneously expanding revenues from $30m to over $360m. 


Johanna has been on the Board of Directors of Freshworks since February 2020.  She also provides advisory services to several cybersecurity SaaS companies.


Johanna has lived and worked in Europe, Australia, and the USA, earned her B.A. (HONS) in Business Administration, University of Brighton, United Kingdom.

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