VP, Strategy & Business Operations

Santa Clara, California

Who We Are:


Malwarebytes is the next-gen cybersecurity company that millions worldwide trust. Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware, and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. The company’s flagship product combines advanced heuristic threat detection with signatureless technologies to detect and stop a cyberattack before damage occurs. More than 10,000 businesses worldwide use, trust, and recommend Malwarebytes. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia, and a global team of threat researchers and security ex

We’ve created a fantastic culture that our employees love and were recently named in the top 10 of Fortune Magazine’s “Great Place to Work” list.   We’re growing fast and are looking for some great people to join us.



Who We Need:


Reporting to the Chief Financial officer, the VP, Strategy & Business Operations will have leadership responsibility for shaping the overarching corporate and business strategy for the company with the goal of optimizing value creation and capture across our lines of business.  He/she will partner with internal stakeholders to design and implement successful monetization strategies for our security solutions. The team will be on point for keenly understanding the drivers of the business and monitoring these drivers over time to identify growth opportunities and support their successful execution.  The VP will also work closely with our Corporate Development on the roadmap of inorganic opportunities to accelerate growth, maximize efficiency & effectiveness, and mitigate risk.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop sharp, incisive business strategies & tactics across a suite of consumer and enterprise security products, informed by data analysis, customer feedback, sales input, and industry trends
  • Develop or refine our corporate strategy by understanding the market and competitive landscape, generating and testing hypotheses, identifying alternatives and implications, and influencing relevant stakeholders toward successful execution
  • Identify, prioritize, and execute on strategic growth initiatives, by working cross functionally across marketing, sales, product, data science, and customer support
  • Lead our annual Long Range Planning (LRP) process, in partnership with Finance
  • Monitor execution of annual business and operational plans across the company to ensure we are achieving goals and hitting KPIs and deliverables, stepping in to re-align and drive improvements as needed
  • Build a highly effective team; coach and mentor team members to support their growth and professional development.



Skills You'll Need to Have:


  • BA/BS degree in engineering, math, statistics, physics, computer science, economics, business or related discipline
  • 15+ years of experience, including 5+ years in strategy consulting or a previous corporate strategy/business operations role

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA degree, or advanced degree in finance or economics
  • Experience with software, SaaS, or cybersecurity, particularly targeted at SMB and enterprise
  • Extensive experience in creating & driving growth strategy in software, technology, media, cybersecurity, or related industries
  • Practical business acumen, such as driving business transformation or managing a P&L
  • Independently capable of seeking information, solving conceptual problems, corralling resources and delivering results in challenging and/or ambiguous situations
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills with the ability to distill complex thoughts and strategies into simple, actionable recommendations
  • Experience in assembling data analysis from disparate sources and developing conclusions and recommendations from incomplete data
  • Experience leading large cross-functional teams through change management initiatives
  • Ability to articulately present on complex topics, debate recommendations, and influence at the executive level
  • Experience leading small teams on strategic projects



What We Offer:


  • An opportunity to do something great for yourself and the world
  • A great work environment that supports growth and development
  • Competitive compensation and benefit packages
  • 401(k) matching program
  • Open time off policy
  • Stocked kitchen with healthy (and some unhealthy) drinks, snacks, fruit and lunch options
  • A company who enjoys having fun; holiday and summer parties, sporting events and lots of other great stuff

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Malwarebytes is an equal opportunity employer. Malwarebytes does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. It is Malwarebytes' policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.