Road to CISO: Rohit Parchuri


Next from our 𝘙𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘊𝘐𝘚𝘖 series: Yext SVP & Chief Information Security Officer Rohit Parchuri shares his origin story; how he balances business vs security program needs; finding and pursuing mentorship; and predictions of how CISOs of the future will manage privacy engineering, product security, and the business aspects of their operations.

LingRaj Patil
Exec Chair, The Purple Book Community, VP of Marketing, ArmorCode
Raj is the Head of Marketing at ArmorCode and Executive Chair of The Purple Book Community. He is a renowned speaker and business growth leader with more than 25 years of experience spanning engineering and marketing in Seed, Series A, Unicorn, and Fortune 500 companies.
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Rohit Parchuri
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer, Yext
Rohit Parchuri is an accomplished Information Security executive with an established record-building, structuring, and institutionalizing Information Security disciplines in a variety of organizational domains. He is currently leading a Global Security program at Yext, a bleeding-edge AI Search platform. In this role, Rohit is responsible for building and executing the company's cyber security governance while advocating for the security benefits of Yext technology in customer environments. Continuing in this role, Rohit educates the Board of directors and executive management on Cybersecurity matters on a quarterly cadence. In addition to his day job at Yext, Rohit serves as an advisor for a multitude of technology startups and educational institutions. Rohit graduated from Depaul University in Chicago with a Master's degree in Computer and Network Security Assurance, specializing in Application Security. He has also achieved a Masters in Business Administration degree. Rohit was featured in a number of cybersecurity and leadership podcasts and webcasts over the years and speaks at security conferences on topics ranging from DevSecOps, Security operations, Leadership and Cyber forensics. Originally from India, Rohit is an avid hiker and tries his hand at tennis every chance he gets.
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