Ben Tao - Validere
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Ben Tao
SVP, Marketing


Former VP of Corporate Marketing & VP of Product Marketing



Former VP of Marketing

IBM Analytics


Former Sr. Director of Customer & Content Marketing



Former Sr. Director of Marketing

Gravitant, an IBM company


Former Director of Marketing

Dell Technologies



Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University


M.S., Materials Science & Engineering



B.S., Materials Science & Engineering





Growth Marketing

Product Marketing

Content Marketing

Analytics, Cybersecurity, IT software and hardware, SaaS

Ben serves as Vlaidere’s SVP of Marketing and Communications. He is responsible for establishing brand awareness, pipeline generation, corporate and product messaging and positioning, and corporate communications.


Ben is a seasoned technology marketing leader with more than 20 years of experience in brand, product marketing, digital marketing, demand generation, and customer experience. Ben’s career has focused on accelerating business growth across the IT infrastructure, enterprise software, cloud services, analytics and cybersecurity markets. Ben is passionate about ensuring an integrated and holistic approach to marketing that blends all of the disciplines across high performance and agile marketing teams.


Most recently, Ben served as Forcepoint’s Vice President of Corporate Marketing where he led the repositioning of its brand into an enterprise-class, SaaS cybersecurity vendor focused on human-centric cybersecurity. Previous to Forcepoint, he also served as Vice President of Marketing for IBM’s $6 billion data and analytics business. He has also held marketing leadership roles at Dell and SolarWinds.

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