Head of Sales & Marketing
Christine G.D. Schaefer
With a unique balance of being data-driven, creative, and people-centric, Christine leads the sales and marketing team at BlackCloak.
Over the last twenty years, Christine has led go-to-market efforts for tech companies including marketing, sales, product management, customer education, and operations. Prior to joining BlackCloak she was instrumental in the phenomenal growth of ThreatConnect, the well-respected threat intelligence and security orchestration, automation, and response platform provider. Before that, Christine worked in a similar position with another VC-backed SaaS company, Salsa Labs, to strengthen its brand and drive customer loyalty.
Christine’s success comes from the diversity in her education and experience. Her degrees in business administration and sociology drove her to have a data-driven, scientific method to her work that made her successes repeatable. While she balances business and science, Christine has also honed her people-centric approach and leadership skills. Of course, leading teams throughout her career has taught her a lot about motivating others, but Christine learned even more about inspiring others with extensive volunteer work, including an international trip to build a school, home repair for widows, Habitat for Humanity projects, and working with the homeless.
Christine has been recognized for both her success and leadership with awards like the Women in Technology Leadership Award, but she is most proud of recognition from former team members...their willingness to work for her more than once and their recommendations on LinkedIn.
Christine received her B.A from Marymount University and her M.S. from Auburn University.