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CrowdStrike Appoints Paul Shinn as Chief Legal Officer

CrowdStrike Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, has announced the appointment of Paul Bradley Shinn as chief legal officer. Shinn brings to CrowdStrike more than 20 years of experience as a corporate counsel advising high-growth technology companies.

Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Shinn was the chief legal officer and senior vice president of Corporate Development for Gigamon Inc., where he drove legal strategy and support across multiple disciplines. Shinn advised management and the Board of Directors at Gigamon on topics including commercial contracts, governance, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, employment, and litigation management as well as leading the company’s successful initial public offering in 2013. Prior to joining Gigamon, he served as vice president and associate general counsel of HP’s Enterprise Group. Shinn was also a corporate securities attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for ten years prior to joining HP.

“We are thrilled to welcome Paul to CrowdStrike at this pivotal time in the company’s growth trajectory. His background spans a broad spectrum of legal and business areas, including extensive experience with global companies going through explosive growth,” said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “Paul’s expertise is a great match for CrowdStrike as we continue to expand our customers, operations, and global presence and execute on important business milestones.”

“CrowdStrike’s success in the marketplace exceeds anything I’ve seen before. From building a global customer base and rising to the top of the endpoint protection field, while continually increasing the value of the company, CrowdStrike has taken the industry by storm,” said Paul Shinn, CrowdStrike’s chief legal officer. “I look forward to playing a part in CrowdStrike’s continued accomplishments as we decisively establish ourselves as the breakout company in endpoint security.”

Shinn received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and earned his J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law.

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