CrowdStrike chairman joins KnowBe4 board
November 19, 2019 - Gerhard Watzinger, chairman of the board of directors of Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity company CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD), has joined the board of directors of KnowBe4 in Clearwater. Watzinger will be an independent member of the board of KnowBe4, a cybersecurity training firm with a simulated phishing platform. Watzinger, a former executive with Intel, has served as chairman of CrowdStrike since April 2012. He also serves on the board of directors of Mastech Digital Inc. (NYSE: MHH) and Absolute Software (TSX: ABT). In a statement Watzinger said he's watched the success of KnowBe4, which got a $300 million investment from private equity giant KKR in June. "KnowBe4 is exactly the type of organization that I like to get involved with – startup mentality, killer growth, strong leadership, 26 consecutive quarters up and an overall positive work environment," he said.