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CrowdStrike Expands Operations and Leadership Team in India and SAARC

Business Wire India

CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, 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 acquisition.


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 industries.


“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.


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