Saren Sakurai

Saren Sakurai

Ask me anything. If I don't know the answer I can make something up that sounds pretty good.

I am currently the Director of Digital Marketing at Cylance in Irvine, California. In November we announced that we were being aquired by Blackberry (BB) for $1.4 billion in cash.

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Résumé 2019

SUMMARY

 

15+ years leading cross-functional teams to deliver Integrated Digital Marketing experiences for Fortune 100 brands.

Directed executional delivery teams that produce high-impact, fully-integrated, award-winning Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) and Demand Generation strategic programs for lead generation and growth.

10+ years experience developing Brand Communications, Digital and Experiencial User Experiences, and Global Brand Marketing campaigns across all Corporate Communications and Brand Marketing channels.

Multi-year engagements with Nike, Red Bull, Method, Honda, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, AAA SoCal, Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola and Toyota.

Experience

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Irvine, California
2017-Present

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MARKETING

Cylance, Inc.

Direct all digital channels for the largest artificial intelligence cybersecurity software firm in the world. Working with the Sirius Decisions’ Demand Generation framework my team delivers 17% of the overall revenue pipeline worldwide. Website traffic has grown 40% over the last 4 quarters; conversions on demand gen forms are up 20%; conversions from email nurture campaigns are up 40% and leads generated by advertising and content syndication are up 30%.

 

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Irvine, California
2012-2017

GROUP ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Perficient Digital

Direct the cross-functional, User Experience Design and Digital Marketing teams for West Coast-based clients and ensure all project deliverables for Agency Services division of a National Consulting firm. Manage all phases of projects from estimation through final delivery. Current clients include projects for AAA Southern California, Palo Alto Networks, and Toyota Motor Sales.

My engagement deliverables include conducting Stakeholder Workshops; User Research; User Testing; Sitemaps, Wireframes, Rapid Prototyping; Creative Design; UI Development; as well as representing Creative as a full participant in all Agile project Sprint estimation and planning.

 

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San Francisco, California
2007-2010

MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR

AKQA

Directed the AKQA client service, strategy, and production teams for the Kraft Foods account. Worked intimately with Kraft Senior Brand Management, as well as in concert with numerous Kraft partner agencies, to develop successful annual, integrated, strategic marketing plans.

 

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Newport Beach, California
2010-2012

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICE

JUXT Interactive

Directed the Client Service and Strategy teams for all agency accounts including the Digital Agency of Record for Sprite (Coca-Cola). Worked intimately with each client’s senior brand management, as well as in concert with numerous client partner agencies, to develop integrated, strategic marketing plans across multiple digital media channels-web, social, mobile, events..

Projects included iOS5 iPhone and iPad app development; multi-touch Microsoft Surface and HD touch-screen installations; Facebook Applications; Mobile third-screen content development; HTML5 Web Development; and Content Strategy.

Education

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Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, New York
B.A., Liberal Arts