Proofpoint Hires Tracey Newell as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales


SUNNYVALE, Calif. – August 19, 2013
Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today announced the appointment of Tracey Newell to the position of Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Newell brings more than 20 years of experience in sales leadership to her new position at Proofpoint. She has an extensive background in SaaS, security, and networking, along with many years of global leadership experience. In 2007, Newell was recognized by Diversity Journal in its annual “Women Worth Watching” publication, receiving accolades for breaking down barriers, driving higher levels of company performance and inspiring the next generation of leaders.

“Tracey’s SaaS background, broad knowledge of high tech sales and the global marketplace, in addition to her proven capability to drive successful global sales operations at a variety of companies, will be a critical asset to the global sales team at Proofpoint,” said Gary Steele, Proofpoint Chief Executive Officer.

"It's an honor to join such a high-performing team at Proofpoint,” Newell said. “Proofpoint’s ability to leverage its cloud-based security-as-a -service platform, combined with advanced data analytics, provides our customers with the reliable protection required in today’s business environment. I look forward to working with Gary and the team, while growing and scaling the business."

Newell comes to Proofpoint from Polycom, where she served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales, leading a team of more than 1000 sales, channels, and systems engineering professionals, with a $1.4 billion annual revenue responsibility. Prior to joining Polycom, Newell was Senior Vice President of Juniper’s Commercial Business Sales, focusing on increasing reach and share in the enterprise and mid-market. 

Before joining Juniper, Newell was employed at Cisco, serving as Vice President of Sales for Cisco WebEx and Vice President of Sales for Cisco’s western area practice.

Newell earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) is a leading security-as-a-service provider that focuses on cloud-based solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving & governance and secure communications. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint’s expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system to protect against phishing, malware and spam, safeguard privacy, encrypt sensitive information, and archive and govern messages and critical enterprise information. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.

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