The OKR Podcast

Hosted by Deidre Paknad, WorkBoard CEO

Company and Value Scaling with OKRs: A conversation with Marcin Kleczynski, CEO and founder of Malwarebytes

In this fun interview Marcin Kleczynski, CEO and founder of Malwarebytes, tells the fun story of growing his company from its start when he was a teenager to $30 million in revenue from a college dorm room to $200 million and 800 people today.

Marcin shares why OKRs are foundational for next-level growth, how they’ve motivated and engaged the large engineering organization, and how they’ve accelerated company growth. In our conversation, Marcin expands on how his OKRs are authored for impact and what’s changed in hallway conversations over the first year.

About Marcin Kleczynski
As CEO, Marcin has overseen the phenomenal growth of Malwarebytes from a one-man band to a company with over 700 employees and offices located across the globe. Today he continues to lead the strategic expansion of the business and guide the longterm vision for the research and development teams. Marcin is recognized as a foremost authority on malware and frequently presents at cybersecurity conferences. He still believes traditional antivirus does a crappy job.

About Deidre Paknad
Deidre Paknad has founded and led three tech startups, acquired companies and been acquired, and led a high-growth business as an executive at IBM for several years; this affords her a unique perspective on using both speed and scale to drive growth. In her role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams at some of the world’s largest companies to clarify, align, and drive strategic priorities with greater speed and agility. She is a frequent speaker on outcome mindset and tapping into ambition.

Deidre has over a dozen patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for innovation. Goldman Sachs named her one of the 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019. Deidre hosts The OKR Podcast, which focuses on accelerating outcomes and fostering an outcomes culture.

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