KnowBe4’s Kelly Barrena recognized as finalist for 2021 Campus Choice Ripple Match Recruitment Awards


Barrena recognized in the Exceptional Leader Award category for the creation of internship programs, scholarships and other professional development programs

TAMPA BAY, Florida, August 3, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness and phishing simulation training, announced today that its Director of Brand and Global Talent Outreach Kelly barrena was named a finalist of the Campus Choice Recruiting Awards 2021 in the Exceptional Leader Award category for Tech / SMB companies.

RippleMatch selected the biggest names in campus recruiting and talent acquisition and highlighted rising stars, innovators and outstanding leaders in 15 categories. After more than 15,000 votes cast by the public, the winners and finalists have been announced.

“It is a great honor to be selected as a finalist for the Campus Choice Recruiting Awards 2021 in the Exceptional Leader Award category,” said Barrena. “I have a real passion for leading my team and creating new programs that provide opportunities for students and new talent. Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated for the incredible job they do in recruiting talent. “

Barrena is a distinguished leader with over 10 years of branding and talent acquisition experience. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing a team that manages KnowBe4’s global employer brand and recruiting marketing, as well as internships, scholarships, recruiting programs, recruiting events and talent pipelines for each. of KnowBe4’s 11 offices around the world. Prior to joining KnowBe4, Barrena built and sold two small businesses while living in Madrid, Spain. She is best known for her innovative spirit and is passionate about creating new experiences and new programs that allow early-career talent to enter the job market in high-potential positions.

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About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and phishing simulation platform, is used by more than 39,000 organizations worldwide. Founded by an IT and data security specialist, Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new school approach to security awareness training. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally renowned cybersecurity specialist and Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4, helped design KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to engage their end users as their last line of defense.

Media contact

Amanda tarantino, KnowBe4, 7277484221, [email protected]



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