Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a cloud-based HR software firm backed by Clearlake Capital Group, has appointed Bernd Leger as chief marketing officer.

Leger recently served as the CMO of Mimecast, an advanced email and collaboration security company, where he played a role in helping to take the company private and serving as the executive sponsor for the organization’s DEI initiatives. Prior to Mimecast, Leger was CMO at Nexthink, where he was a stakeholder in the company’s marketing and growth strategy, and held several marketing leadership positions at software and cybersecurity companies, including Checkmarx, CloudLock, Localytics, Rapid7 and Veracode.

“Bernd is an accomplished leader and strategic marketer with a great deal of experience guiding brands through rapid growth and transformation,” comments Himanshu Palsule, CEO, Cornerstone. “As Cornerstone embarks on its next phase of innovation across the talent landscape, Bernd’s insights and knowledge will be invaluable in helping us to drive immediate impact and advance our mission to continue putting our customers first and providing them with exceptional experiences.”