Sim Brings Extensive Marketing Expertise to Silicon Valley-based Company Leading Fundamental Change in Protecting Organizations from Cyber Crime
SUNNYVALE, CA – June 19, 2015 – Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced that Judith Sim, chief marketing officer (CMO) at Oracle Corporation, is joining Fortinet’s Board of Directors, effective June 22, 2015.
Sim, who joined Oracle in 1991 when the company had just reached $1 billion in annual revenue, brings more than 25 years of marketing experience, drawing from her roles at Oracle where she currently oversees the company’s global marketing programs. During her tenure with the company, she has held various customer and industry-focused marketing positions, helping scale the business to its current state of more than $38 billion in annual revenue.
As CMO, Sim heads corporate marketing programs including corporate communications, global customer programs, advertising, campaigns, events, and corporate branding. Of the many awards Oracle has received for its marketing achievements during Sim’s tenure, one of the most significant was being ranked No. 16 on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Report, which reflects her team’s success in building Oracle into a powerful global brand.
“Much like Oracle, Fortinet is dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality solutions on the market,” said Sim. “They are leading a fundamental change in how organizations around the world protect themselves from the ever-growing number of sophisticated cyber threats. I look forward to working with the Fortinet team to further strengthen the company’s leadership position in the industry.”
Sim has received numerous accolades during her career, and was recently named one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business 2015” by the San Francisco Business Times. She holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of California, Davis.
“We are very pleased to welcome Judy to our Board of Directors,” said Ken Xie, founder, chairman and CEO of Fortinet. “Her experience helping Oracle scale and establishing itself as a leading and transformative technology brand makes her an invaluable addition to our board. I have no doubt she will be a key contributor to our growth strategy.”