Margaret Arakawa

Margaret Arakawa, Chief Marketing Officer

Margaret is an accomplished professional with over 25 years of operations, strategy, and marketing experience in the enterprise software and hardware industry.

She spent 20 years at Microsoft in positions of increasing responsibility leading business strategy, product planning, and product marketing in the global Windows, Security, and Cloud & Enterprise business groups.

In her last position at Microsoft, she was responsible for leading the multi-billion-dollar US Microsoft Windows business. She was also tasked with launching the Microsoft Surface hardware business in the US and growing it to over $1B in revenue.

Following her career at Microsoft, Margaret was appointed to the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Outreach, a SaaS startup with a $4.4B valuation, where she led the organization’s marketing department across demand generation, product marketing, brand, PR, and analyst relations. Her team helped establish the SaaS sales engagement category and won the 2020 Forrester Wave Sales Engagement leader ranking with the highest score. Margaret was most recently at Fastly – a publicly-traded network services, security, and edge cloud platform company as their Chief Marketing Officer driving all aspects of marketing. 

Margaret earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.