EMERYVILLE, Calif., December 9, 2019—Tanium, provider of the unified endpoint management and security platform proven in the world’s most technically demanding organizations, today announced the appointment of Chris Pick as Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately. Pick will lead Tanium’s global marketing organization to drive predictable growth, build brand equity, and further strengthen customer relationships throughout the world.
Pick brings to Tanium more than 25 years of experience building new categories and executing differentiated go-to-market strategies. He joins Tanium following nine years as Chief Marketing Officer at Apptio, where, among many accomplishments, he led the creation of the Technology Business Management (TBM) software category now recognized throughout the industry. Pick also founded the global non-profit Technology Business Management Council, which drove industry collaboration, education and standardization (including changing United States law) for technology cost optimization and financial planning, and became a community of more than 10,000 CIOs influencing over $1T in worldwide technology spending.
As Chief Marketing Officer at Tanium, Pick oversees all aspects of global marketing, including product marketing, demand generation, sales development, field marketing and corporate communications.
“We are delighted to welcome Chris to Tanium’s global leadership team,” said Fazal Merchant, Tanium Co-CEO. “The years Chris has spent building authentic relationships, world-class teams, and customer-first marketing strategies will help Tanium rapidly accelerate our next phase of growth and continue on our mission to help the world’s largest organizations achieve full visibility and control over endpoints at unprecedented speed and scale.”
“It’s a very exciting time to join Tanium, which has achieved tremendous success in the market thanks to its highly differentiated approach to endpoint management and security,” said Chris Pick, Tanium Chief Marketing Officer. “I look forward to taking our global marketing to the next level, and driving a relentless focus on putting our customer’s business outcomes at the center of our growth initiatives. ”
Prior to Apptio, Pick was a CEO-in-residence at Austin Ventures, was CMO at NetIQ, and led Ernst & Young’s global enterprise security architecture practice.
Pick’s appointment joins a series of notable executive hires made by Tanium this year, including the recent appointment of Thomas Stanley as Chief Sales Officer. Tanium in 2019 also reached over 1,000 full-time team members and has been consistently recognized for its strong culture by publications such as FORTUNE, which ranked Tanium 10th on the list of “100 Best Medium Workplaces” for 2019.
Tanium offers a proven platform for endpoint visibility and control that transforms how organizations manage and secure their computing devices with unparalleled speed and agility. Many of the world’s largest and most sophisticated organizations, including more than half of the FORTUNE 100, top retailers and financial institutions, and four branches of the US Armed Forces rely on Tanium to make confident decisions, operate efficiently and effectively, and remain resilient against disruption. Tanium ranks 7th on the Forbes list of “Top 100 Private Companies in Cloud Computing” for 2019 and 10th on FORTUNE’s list of the “100 Best Medium Workplaces” for 2019. Visit us at www.tanium.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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