Zarina Lam Stanford
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
As Chief Communication & Marketing Officer of Rackspace Technology™, Zarina leads with a customer-centric, insights-driven and outcome-based approach to branding, communications, demand generation, field marketing and product marketing. A recognized growth catalyst, Zarina is passionate about design thinking, agile marketing and purpose.
Zarina is a seasoned leader with a unique blend of sales and marketing tenure at IBM, SAP and the private equity portfolio company Syniti. She has in-depth experience in North America, Asia Pacific and Japan, and other growth markets.
A champion for diversity and inclusion, and a global citizen, Zarina serves on the Board of the BeyonDiversity Foundation. She was named Women Worth Watching by Diversity Journal in the U.S., and Women of the Decade in Technology & Innovation at the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi, India, in 2016 and 2018.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Zarina is a nature lover, an ikebana apprentice, a published writer, an aspiring sailor, and a Mini and Tesla fan. She describes herself as a proud daughter, sister and mother. Thanks to cloud technology, Zarina meets with her two New York-based sons on a remedial basis as the “next normal.”
Zarina is a Marketing Academy CMO Fellow, a Southern Methodist University MBA and a graduate of the Asian Advanced Leadership Program at Stanford University. She also holds a BA in Journalism from the University of North Texas. She is currently authoring a self-leadership book, called #DareToGrow.