Cornerstone with backing from Clearlake Capital Names Bernd Leger CMO

Leger assumes leadership of Cornerstone's global marketing team in order to quicken the development of demand- and customer-driven brand- and go-to-market strategies for long-term expansion.

Leger assumes leadership of Cornerstone’s global marketing team in order to quicken the development of demand- and customer-driven brand- and go-to-market strategies for long-term expansion.

Bernd Leger has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer by Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a pioneer in learning and talent experience solutions (CMO). Leger will be crucial in building Cornerstone’s brand, accelerating demand and customer growth, and positioning the business’s accelerated innovation and market leadership.

Leger will take charge of all facets of Cornerstone’s international marketing function, including global field and digital marketing, product marketing, brand and customer advocacy, with a focus on delivering strategies that increase customer value and brand success. Leger has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the international technology sector and a demonstrated track record of creating and implementing go-to-market strategies that have produced double- and triple-digit revenue growth for a number of prosperous SaaS organisations.

According to Himanshu Palsule, CEO of Cornerstone, “Bernd is an accomplished leader and strategic marketer with a great deal of experience guiding brands through rapid growth and transformation.” “Bernd’s insights and knowledge will be invaluable in helping us to drive immediate impact and advance our mission to continue putting our customers first and giving them exceptional experiences as Cornerstone embarks on its next phase of innovation across the talent landscape. He will be a vital part of our executive leadership team and help us maintain our position as the industry leader in learning and talent experience.

Leger most recently held the position of chief marketing officer (CMO) at Mimecast, a leading provider of email and collaboration security, where he was instrumental in assisting with the company’s IPO and acting as the executive sponsor for the group’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Prior to joining Mimecast, Bernd held several marketing leadership positions at successful software and cybersecurity firms, including Checkmarx, CloudLock (acquired by Cisco), Localytics, Rapid7, and Veracode. He also served as CMO at Nexthink, where he played a key role in the company’s marketing and growth strategy.

Leger said, “It’s an honour to assist in leading a business like Cornerstone that is unwavering in its commitment to creating a customer-centric brand and altering the talent landscape. “With an undeniable amount of change occurring throughout the industry, Cornerstone is uniquely positioned with the knowledge, skills, and capabilities needed to take the business and its international clientele to even greater levels,” the statement reads. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Cornerstone movement because I believe in the product, the people, and the endless potential here.

Leger graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in business administration from the University of Munich.


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