CrowdStrike Expands Operations and Leadership Team in India and SAARC

Company launches state-of-the-art Engineering and Operations Center;
actively recruiting regional talent

PUNE, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection,
today announced the further expansion of its operations in India.
CrowdStrike is setting up its development center in Pune, India and
appointing senior local leadership to drive growth and talent

CrowdStrike has appointed Ramanand Kambli as regional sales director of
India and SAARC and Jhilmil Kochar as managing director of CrowdStrike
India Development Center. Additionally, CrowdStrike is making multiple
strategic hires within India and plans to rapidly recruit for more than
20 new positions by the end of 2017. On the heels of explosive global
growth, CrowdStrike’s operations in APAC now span India and SAARC,
Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and parts of Northern Asia.

CrowdStrike is leveraging its India operations as a significant
technical hub for future growth and development. The organization is
building a 10,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Engineering and Operations
Center to acquire the most skilled, technical talent within the region.
In addition to expanding headcount in the fields of engineering and
finance, CrowdStrike is also investing in building a regional salesforce
with supporting functions such as sales engineers, field sales managers,
and channel sales representatives. CrowdStrike is recruiting actively
for these positions.

CrowdStrike has brought on Jhilmil Kochar as managing director,
CrowdStrike India Development Center to lead the new Engineering and
Operations Center in Pune. Kochar previously held senior roles at
McAfee, WMS Gaming, Indieon Technologies, and was a founder of Indian
IoT startup InnoEmbed Technologies.

“The opening of CrowdStrike’s Engineering and Operations Center in Pune
will allow us to attract the region’s smartest and brightest technical
talent and expand our innovative next-generation technology at an even
faster pace,” said Jhilmil Kochar, Managing Director, CrowdStrike India
Development Center.

CrowdStrike appointed Ramanand Kambli as regional sales director to lead
the company’s local presence in India and SAARC and drive new business
growth. Kambli is an industry veteran and previously held roles at
Bluecoat/Symantec and McAfee.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to announce that CrowdStrike is investing
heavily into the India and SAARC region as a significant engineering and
technical talent development hub,” said Amol Kulkarni, senior vice
president of Engineering at CrowdStrike. “As a graduate of the College
of Engineering in Pune, I know first-hand the advantage our new
development center gives us in attracting world-class technical talent.
With seasoned veterans like Kambli and Kochar at the helm, our team will
be truly unstoppable.”

“As a fast-growing industry leader, CrowdStrike is continually expanding
our footprint in APAC, adding resources and operations in the most
high-yielding regional markets. I’m looking forward to expanding our
team and customer base even further and continuing to drive explosive
growth within the India and SAARC market,” said Andrew Littleproud, vice
president of APAC.

CrowdStrike is also actively expanding its partner and channel ecosystem
across India to support its go-to-market strategy. Currently, the
company serves a rapidly growing customer base that includes
organizations in technology, manufacturing, finance, and other top

“CrowdStrike delivers fundamentally more effective and efficient
endpoint protection that organizations can rely on to defend against
even the most sophisticated and novel attacks. We are proud to be
partnering with the industry leader and look forward to working closely
with CrowdStrike as the company further expands its operations and
presence in India,” said Saravanan Narayanasamy, founder and chief
executive officer of Globesecure Technologies.

CrowdStrike Falcon is the only platform that unifies next-generation AV,
endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 threat hunting service
— all delivered via a single lightweight agent. With CrowdStrike Falcon,
organizations can replace their AV or augment it with a full-scale
endpoint protection solution, powered by a cloud-native architecture and
artificial intelligence/machine learning.

CrowdStrike was named a 2017 Best Workplace in Technology, according to
global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune
Magazine. To learn more about current job opportunities in India, visit
our career page

About CrowdStrike®

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. 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. Falcon 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 artificial
intelligence/machine learning 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 50
billion security events 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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