Genefa Murphy is the Chief Marketing Officer for Udemy, a global learning platform with the vision to connect people through knowledge and help individuals and organizations accelerate their path forward. With over 15 years of global experience in the field of technology from consulting, to product management, strategy and marketing, she is an accomplished leader and has led worldwide teams in creating and executing compelling, effective and award winning go-to-market strategies. She is a passionate business executive, with experience across various IT domains. Always a technology enthusiast, she consistently looks for new opportunities to break the mold and push boundaries, to lift her teams to the next level – exemplified by her proven track record, ranging from execution of global product releases to building go-to-market strategies for both incubation solutions and established product lines, and driving hands on digital transformation.
Most recently, Genefa was CMO at Five9 a leader in the Cloud Contact Center as-a-service (CCaaS space) where her and her team helped develop their brand message and execute successful global campaigns to increase the companies revenue and international footprint. Prior to Five9, Genefa was SVP and CMO for Micro Focus, a multi-billion dollar enterprise software company. In this role, she led her team through the separation from HPE, acquisition into Micro Focus and the subsequent transformation of the marketing and enablement teams. She also helped transform the underlying marketing tech stack, helping deliver scale and exceptional ROI for the company, its customers and partners. Genefa previously held various global roles across products, marketing, enablement and communications at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP.
Genefa holds a BSc in Business IT and a PhD, which focused on the intersection of technology and sociology in determining technology adoption in the enterprise. Genefa has been recognized as a global CMO of the year and CRN Woman of the Channel for her contributions to the partner and channel eco-system and Elite Customer Led CMO.