Denise Persson has long brought her very significant marketing, sales and product management expertise to the task of developing global technology brands.
Over a career that spans over 20 years, she has built and led global marketing teams for high-growth, category-creating tech-companies and guided a number of businesses through multiple growth phases including mergers and acquisitions and two public offerings. She’s now the CMO at Snowflake Computing, a cloud data warehouse company, where she leads worldwide marketing, including demand generation, product marketing, analyst relations, public relations, and brand strategy.
Prior to joining Snowflake, Ms. Persson served as the CMO of Apigee, an API platform company that went public in 2015. Previous to her CMO roles at Apigee and ON24, Ms. Persson was the EVP of global marketing at Genesys, a publicly traded company and leading SaaS provider of unified conferencing and collaboration services. At Genesys, she helped grow revenues tenfold from $20 million to $200 million and the product base rose to include 200 of the Global Fortune 500. Ms. Persson has lived and worked outside Sweden for 18 years, including four years in Paris and 14 years in the Silicon Valley, Denver and Washington, DC.
Ms. Persson holds a BA in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University and an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.