Rick Stark serves as the CIO at CrowdStrike, a global market leader in Cyber Security solutions in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Rick served in senior leadership roles for industry leaders like Esri, Cymer and Gateway.
Rick has extensive global experience, having worked and lived in some amazing international locations over the past 20 years, including Ireland, Japan, Singapore, China and Australia. While working in Asia-Pacific, Rick managed various business units that helped take an organization from startup to over $700+ million in revenue in just five years.
Rick has participated in worldwide speaking engagements about cultural diversity programs, rebuilding organizations, and his global approach to business. He has also been interviewed for his expertise for several international publications.
In addition to advising members of various executive and customer advisory boards for several Fortune 500 companies, he is the member services chair for the Society for Information Management, Southern California Chapter (SCSIM). A native of Nebraska, Rick is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.