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Kody Gurfein

Kody Gurfein is the Chief Marketing Officer at Exiger, a leading global SaaS risk and compliance company. Named 2022 Silver Stevie® Award Marketing Executive of the Year by American Business Association, at Exiger, Kody leads the Global Marketing function to drive significant business growth, superior program execution, and outsized and tangible return on investment by linking brand purpose and sustainable revenue increase.

 

She is also the co-founder and chair of Exiger WINs (Women’s Initiative Networks), designed to foster female leadership, promote women in STEM fields, and raise awareness of the challenges specific to women in the workplace.

Experience

Kody joined Exiger to launch the company in 2014, establishing the brand and building its marketing infrastructure to help the business scale to over $100M in revenue. A member of the executive team, Kody now leads the global marketing organization and its agency partners in developing successful strategies for Demand Generation, Digital Marketing, Thought Leadership, PR & Analyst Relations.

 

She was selected to be an official member of Forbes Communications Council, an invitation-only organization for senior-level marketing, PR and communications executives, where she shares expert marketing insights. She is also a member of Chief, an invite-only network built to drive more women into positions of power –– and keep them there –– in addition to JUSTGen, a community of concerned, creative, and driven individuals dedicated to making an impact through JUST Capital.  She serves on the Young Patrons Steering Committee at the City Parks Foundation/SummerStage and as Vice-President/judge at The Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship at Sarah Lawrence College.

 

With a BA in English Literature from Cornell University, Kody has studied graduate-level courses at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and The Writers Studio New York.

LOCATION
  • New York
EDUCATION
  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A) – School of Arts and Sciences, English Literature (Major); Law & Society Concentration
  • The Writers Studio
AFFILIATIONS, AWARDS, & CIVIC ENGAGEMENTS
  • Silver Stevie® Award for Marketing Executive of the Year by The American Business Awards®
  • Nominated and accepted into Chief – the female leadership network
  • Nominated and accepted into the Forbes Communications Council – an invitation-only organization for senior-level marketing, PR and communications executives
  • Member, JustGEN – community of concerned, creative, and driven individuals dedicated to making an impact through JUST Capital
  • Young Patrons Leadership Committee, City Parks Foundation 
  • Vice President/Writing Fellowship Judge – The Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship at Sarah Lawrence College
  • Co-Founder and Chair of ExigerWINs (Women’s Initiative Networks) to foster female leadership, promote women in STEM fields, and raise awareness of the challenges specific to women in the workplace  — including Break Through Tech Sprinternship Partner and events with Eve Rodsky and Rita McGrath
  • Serving as Exiger’s Integrity Forum Executive Director
  • Founding Member of Exiger Cares
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