Vasu Jakkal, Chief Marketing Officer at FireEye, is passionate about storytelling, unhappy customers, and the Starship Enterprise. In this conversation, she shares her origin story, namely her decision to pursue a career in technology, followed by a pivot into marketing. An engineer by training, Vasu considers her two engineering degrees assets rather than liabilities in her CMO role. She is a product of strong mentoring and pays it forward by vigorously advocating for including qualified women in the C-suite and boards of directors. She is also the voice behind Inspire, a women in cyber initiative launched at FireEye. You will be hard pressed to find someone more passionate or compassionate than Vasu.
We hope you enjoy this fascinating conversation with Vasu.