Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Brad Rinklin is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Akamai. His responsibilities include leading Akamai's Marketing & Corporate Communications, Product Marketing, Partner Marketing, Sales Productivity and Channel organizations. Mr. Rinklin has over 19 years of high-technology sales, marketing, training and business development experience.
Mr. Rinklin joined Akamai in 2000 as a member of Global Sales where he held several roles including sales engineering and sales management. He was appointed Director of Sales Productivity & Global Field Marketing in 2002 where he built the Sales Productivity and training departments within Akamai and introduced lead and account development to the marketing process.
In 2006, Mr. Rinklin was promoted to Vice President of Marketing and evolved the department over the next 4 years into a global department with leadership in EMEA and Asia. In 2010, he added global channels to his responsibilities and has solidified and grown partner relationships with companies such as IBM, Verizon and HP.
Prior to Akamai, Mr. Rinklin owned and operated high-tech computer training centers for New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.
Mr. Rinklin has a B.S. in Marketing and Economics from Baylor University and post-graduate education from Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management.