Akamai Technologies Names New Marketing Chief

Akamai RattiSteve’s breakdown: We got a digital BtoB lead for ya this morning. The new CMO, Monique Bonner, is a long time Dell ex-executive and the main number over there is 617-250-3001.

CAMBRIDGE, MA: Akamai Technologies, Inc., the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today announced the appointment of Monique Bonner as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President.

Bonner will lead Akamai’s global corporate marketing and communications initiatives, including all facets of the Akamai brand, as well as the company’s digital marketing strategy and go-to-market programs. Reporting to CEO Dr. Tom Leighton, she will be based out of Akamai’s Cambridge, Mass. headquarters.

“Monique’s strong track record of leveraging digital technologies, big data, and advanced analytics to drive more effective and personalized marketing at scale will be invaluable to Akamai,” said Leighton. “Her operations experience and leadership will help sharpen our tools and strategy to elevate the Akamai brand and expand our go-to-market efforts around the world.”

Prior to Akamai, Bonner held several global leadership roles at Dell, most recently serving as VP of Global Digital, Technology and Innovation with a focus on optimizing marketing operations effectiveness. Bonner has worked at Dell since 2000 and has held roles including Vice President, Global Brand, Digital and Solutions Marketing; and Vice President, Americas Marketing. She spent seven years overseas managing Dell’s European marketing and sales teams.

“Akamai is highly respected in the tech community for its market leadership, pioneering technology and incredibly smart people,” said Bonner. “I am thrilled to be joining an established and creative marketing team that possesses such a unique perspective on making the Internet fast, reliable and secure. I look forward to helping build upon the company’s trusted and innovative reputation.”

Bonner served on the Ad Council’s Board of Directors and Conference Board’s Council for Brand Management. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and her Master of Business from the University of Michigan.

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