George Kurtz net worth and biography

George Kurtz Biography and Net Worth

CEO of CrowdStrike

George Kurtz is the president, CEO, and co-founder of CrowdStrike, a cloud-based cybersecurity company. 

Kurtz founded the company in 2012 with a focus on pinpointing incoming cybersecurity threats by reverse-engineering the hacker’s approach. In a space populated by traditional antivirus and anti-malware products, CrowdStrike is a leader in using the cloud-first model, eliminating the need to load software on customers’ computers. 

Under his leadership, CrowdStrike was tapped to investigate the much-publicized Democratic National Committee cyber attack in 2016, and the company was integral in determining if the attack came from Russian intelligence agencies. The company’s valuation exceeded $1 billion in 2017. 

Earlier in his career, Kurtz founded cybersecurity company, Foundstone, in 1999. He guided the company to become one of the first security consulting companies to create vulnerability management software. Additionally, Foundstone created the industry standard for incident response practices resulting in its adoption by a majority of Fortune 100 companies. 

In 2004, Kurtz became the senior vice president and general manager of risk management at cybersecurity company, McAfee, when they acquired Foundstone for $86 million. He was promoted to worldwide chief technology officer in 2010. While in this role, Kurtz was integral in pivoting McAfee from a point product company to a security risk management provider resulting in McAfee’s revenue growing from $1 billion to over $2.5 billion. In 2011, in one of the largest tech mergers at the time, Intel acquired McAfee for $8 billion. 

Kurtz saw the pace of new cybersecurity threats begin to evolve faster than existing security technology. He cited an incident of watching a passenger seated next to him on a flight wait 15 minutes for McAfee software to load on his laptop as inspiration for his eventual resignation from McAfee and creation of CrowdStrike. In 2011, Kurtz joined Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm, to bring his idea to market. Warburg Pincus provided $25 million of funding for CrowdStrike in early 2012. 

In 1999, he authored one of the best-selling cybersecurity books of all time, Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions. Kurtz is also an exotic car collector and race car driver participating in the Pirelli World Challenge, the Radical Cup, and Sports Car Club of America endurance events. 

Kurtz received his B.S. from Seton Hall University. 

What is George Kurtz's net worth?

The estimated net worth of George Kurtz is at least $108.63 million as of September 21st, 2022. Mr. Kurtz owns 943,947 shares of CrowdStrike stock worth more than $108,629,421 as of December 9th. This net worth approximation does not reflect any other assets that Mr. Kurtz may own. Additionally, Mr. Kurtz receives a salary of $1,570,000.00 as CEO at CrowdStrike. Learn More about George Kurtz's net worth.

How old is George Kurtz?

Mr. Kurtz is currently 51 years old. There are 5 older executives and no younger executives at CrowdStrike. The oldest executive at CrowdStrike is Mr. Shawn Henry, Pres of CrowdStrike Services & Chief Security Officer, who is 59 years old. Learn More on George Kurtz's age.

What is George Kurtz's salary?

As the CEO of CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc., Mr. Kurtz earned a total compensation package of $147,695,746.00 in 2022. Mr. Kurtz earned a salary of $750,000.00, stock awards of $146,123,040.00, non-equity compensation of $815,588.00, and other compensation of $7,118.00.The highest earning executive at CrowdStrike is Mr. Shawn Henry, Pres of CrowdStrike Services & Chief Security Officer, who commands a salary of $1,920,000.00 per year. Learn More on George Kurtz's salary.

How do I contact George Kurtz?

The corporate mailing address for Mr. Kurtz and other CrowdStrike executives is 150 MATHILDA PLACE SUITE 300, SUNNYVALE CA, 94086. CrowdStrike can also be reached via phone at (888) 512-8906 and via email at [email protected] Learn More on George Kurtz's contact information.

Has George Kurtz been buying or selling shares of CrowdStrike?

George Kurtz has not been actively trading shares of CrowdStrike in the last ninety days. Most recently, George Kurtz sold 72,566 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $172.90, for a transaction totalling $12,546,661.40. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 943,947 shares of the company's stock, valued at $163,208,436.30. Learn More on George Kurtz's trading history.

Who are CrowdStrike's active insiders?

CrowdStrike's insider roster includes Roxanne Austin (Director), Colin Black (COO), Michael Carpenter (Insider), Cary Davis (Director), Sameer Gandhi (Director), Shawn Henry (Insider), George Kurtz (CEO), Abhishek Maheshwari (CAO), Denis O'Leary (Director), Burt Podbere (CFO), Joseph Sexton (Director), Frank Slootman (CEO), Godfrey Sullivan (Director), and Gerhard Watzinger (Director). Learn More on CrowdStrike's active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of CrowdStrike?

During the last year, CrowdStrike insiders bought shares 1 times. They purchased a total of 81 shares worth more than $14,006.52. During the last year, insiders at the sold shares 23 times. They sold a total of 509,489 shares worth more than $97,971,429.15. The most recent insider tranaction occured on September, 21st when CAO Anurag Saha sold 3,032 shares worth more than $526,567.44. Insiders at CrowdStrike own 6.8 % of the company. Learn More about insider trades at CrowdStrike.

Information on this page was last updated on 9/21/2022.

George Kurtz Insider Trading History at CrowdStrike

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
9/21/2022Sell72,566$172.90$12,546,661.40943,947View SEC Filing Icon  
6/21/2022Sell71,528$165.35$11,827,154.80958,309View SEC Filing Icon  
3/21/2022Sell75,801$200.92$15,229,936.92View SEC Filing Icon  
12/21/2021Sell68,840$205.07$14,117,018.80View SEC Filing Icon  
9/21/2021Sell68,426$256.95$17,582,060.70View SEC Filing Icon  
3/22/2021Sell93,645$195.37$18,295,423.65View SEC Filing Icon  
12/3/2020Sell12,475$163.26$2,036,668.50View SEC Filing Icon  
11/30/2020Sell24,951$154.17$3,846,695.67View SEC Filing Icon  
11/19/2020Sell12,475$143.75$1,793,281.25View SEC Filing Icon  
10/13/2020Sell24,951$152.50$3,805,027.50View SEC Filing Icon  
10/9/2020Sell218,313$144.22$31,485,100.86View SEC Filing Icon  
9/21/2020Sell58,088$130.96$7,607,204.48View SEC Filing Icon  
9/9/2020Sell212,076$127.49$27,037,569.24View SEC Filing Icon  
8/10/2020Sell205,833$98.71$20,317,775.43View SEC Filing Icon  
7/9/2020Sell243,264$116.32$28,296,468.48View SEC Filing Icon  
6/25/2020Sell6,237$108.17$674,656.29View SEC Filing Icon  
6/22/2020Sell56,871$102.87$5,850,319.77View SEC Filing Icon  
6/11/2020Sell243,264$95.04$23,119,810.56View SEC Filing Icon  
6/9/2020Sell218,313$95.01$20,741,918.13View SEC Filing Icon  
5/11/2020Sell249,498$77.13$19,243,780.74View SEC Filing Icon  
4/20/2020Sell35,640$68.26$2,432,786.40View SEC Filing Icon  
4/17/2020Sell17,820$64.79$1,154,557.80View SEC Filing Icon  
4/15/2020Sell500$62.53$31,265.00View SEC Filing Icon  
4/8/2020Sell300,000$60.13$18,039,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
3/27/2020Sell17,820$59.64$1,062,784.80View SEC Filing Icon  
3/23/2020Sell57,510$46.69$2,685,141.9057,510View SEC Filing Icon  
3/20/2020Sell43,830$50.09$2,195,444.7057,510View SEC Filing Icon  
3/9/2020Sell64,722$46.83$3,030,931.26View SEC Filing Icon  
2/10/2020Sell138,820$62.73$8,708,178.60View SEC Filing Icon  
1/16/2020Sell2,344$62.52$146,546.88View SEC Filing Icon  
1/13/2020Sell2,344$59.50$139,468.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/9/2020Sell141,164$56.28$7,944,709.92View SEC Filing Icon  
1/6/2020Sell2,344$53.50$125,404.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/9/2019Sell124,748$49.78$6,209,955.44View SEC Filing Icon  
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CrowdStrike Company Overview

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CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. provides cloud-delivered protection across endpoints and cloud workloads, identity, and data. It offers threat intelligence, managed security services, IT operations management, threat hunting, Zero Trust identity protection, and log management. The company primarily sells subscriptions to its Falcon platform and cloud modules through its direct sales team that leverages its network of channel partners. It serves customers worldwide. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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