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Zarina Lam Stanford

Chief Communications & Marketing Officer,

Rackspace Technology

As CCMO of Rackspace Technology, Zarina Lam Stanford leads with a customer-centric, insights-driven, and outcome-based approach to branding, communications, demand generation, field marketing, and product marketing. A recognized growth catalyst, Zarina is passionate about design thinking, agile marketing, and purpose.

Zarina is a seasoned leader with a unique blend of sales and marketing tenure at IBM, SAP, and private equity portfolio company Syniti. She has in-depth experience in North America, Asia Pacific & Japan, and other growth markets.

A champion for diversity and inclusion, and a global citizen, Zarina serves on the Board of BeyonDiversity Foundation. She was named Women Worth Watching by Diversity Journal in the US and Women of the Decade in Technology & Innovation at the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi, India, in 2016 and 2018, respectively.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Zarina is a nature lover, an ikebana apprentice, a published writer, an aspiring sailor, and a Mini and Tesla fan. She describes herself as a proud daughter, sister and mother. Thanks to cloud technology, Zarina meets with her two NY-based sons on a remedial basis as the Next Normal.

Zarina is a Marketing Academy CMO Fellow, a Southern Methodist University MBA, and a graduate of the Asian Advanced Leadership Program at Stanford University. She also holds a BA in Journalism from the University of North Texas. She is currently authoring a self-leadership book, #DareToGrow.

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