Co-Founder & COO
Michelle Zatlyn is the co-founder & Head of User Experience of CloudFlare, the web performance and security company. Michelle creates products people love. Prior to CloudFlare, she worked at Google and Toshiba and launched two successful startups. CloudFlare was selected by the Wall Street Journal as the Most Innovative Internet Technology company two years running, and named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Today CloudFlare accelerates and protects more than 2 million web properties.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a minor in Management, with Distinction, from McGill University. She also holds her MBA from Harvard Business School and was awarded the Dubliner Prize for Entrepreneurship. Michelle is an experienced public speaker, frequent panelist and sits on the Open Internet Advisory Committee for the FCC. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of the Top Women to Watch in Technology by the Huffington Post and one of the Top 15 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. Magazine.
Michelle has been named one of the top women to watch in technology by the Huffington Post and Inc. Magazine. She has spoken at numerous conferences including Women 2.0, Harvard Business School, Cloud Factory, The Canadian University Software Engineering Conference, GO Youth, Metabridge, and she’s a frequent panelist for TechCrunch Disrupt.
In addition to being on the board of directors at CloudFlare, Michelle sits on the Open Internet Advisory Committee for the FCC, the NextGen Advisory Board for the Computer History Museum, and has been nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders program.