Zarina Lam Stanford
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, Rackspace Technology, Inc.
As CMO of Rackspace Technology, Zarina Lam Stanford leads with a customer-centric, insights-driv- en, and outcome-based approach to branding, communications, demand generation, field marketing, product marketing and research. Zarina is a seasoned leader with a unique blend of sales and marketing tenure at IBM, SAP, and private equity portfolio company Syniti, with in-depth experience in North America, Asia Pacific and Japan, and other growth markets.
Zarina serves on the Board of BeyonDiversity Foundation, and was named Women Worth Watching by Diversity Journal in the US and Women of the Decade in Technology and Innovation at the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi, India, in 2016 and 2018, respectively. She currently serves as Executive Sponsor for Rackspace Technology’s Together with Pride Racker Resource Group. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Zarina is a nature lover, an ikebana apprentice, a published writer, an aspiring sailor, and a Mini and a Tesla fan. She describes herself as a proud daughter, sister and mother.
Zarina is a Marketing Academy CMO Fellow, a Southern Methodist University MBA, and a graduate of the Asian Advanced Leadership Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She also holds a BA in Journalism from the University of North Texas. She is currently authoring a self-leadership book, #DareToGrow.