As the Open Systems Chief Marketing Officer, May Mitchell leads global marketing strategy, branding, messaging, communications, demand generation and partner marketing development efforts. By amplifying our storytelling through demand generation programs, May focuses on scaling new business growth and increasing customer retention by aligning and executing with sales and partners to deliver value for next generation MDR services.
May brings over 25 years of GTM, marketing, and partner expertise in cybersecurity, cloud, and SaaS models, including 15 years of executive and leadership positions at iboss, Cylance, Symantec, IronKey, Forcepoint, and McAfee.
Most recently, May was SVP of Global Marketing for iboss, a privately held Zero Trust cloud provider. Previously, she was vice president of Marketing and Global Channel for Cylance, the industry’s fastest-growing AI-driven endpoint prevention solution, which led to a $1.4 billion acquisition by BlackBerry. She has been involved in over 30 successful mergers and acquisitions, and led 200 product launches, many of which included developing strategic alliances and joint offerings with Microsoft, Cisco, RSA, and other top IT vendors. May has been recognized as one of CRN’s Power 100 Women in the Channel for 10 consecutive years, included in CyberScoop’s list of the Top 50 Women in Cybersecurity, and has received the top 50 Marketer Award by OnCon.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University and completed Engineering Management courses at Santa Clara University.
Coolest Personal Accomplishment: Married for many years to a very supportive spouse and we raised two awesome girls who are in tech
Superpower: My vibe – high energy and self-motivating with a positive outlook
Professional Accomplishment: Successfully implemented a New Product Intro (NPI) process that has launched over 200 market-leading cyber solutions. In addition, building strong teams and leading cross-functional teams to ensure the company, customers, and partners are ready for launch.