Board of Directors

Eric Hahn
Founder and Chairman, Proofpoint, Inc.
Inventures Group
Anthony Bettencourt
Coverity
Dana Evan
Former CFO and Executive Vice President, VeriSign, Inc.
Jon Feiber
Mohr Davidow Ventures
Kevin Harvey
Benchmark Capital
Phil Koen
Intermedia
Gary Steele
Chief Executive Officer, Proofpoint, Inc.
Rob Ward
Meritech Capital Partners
 

 

Eric Hahn

Founder and Chairman, Proofpoint, Inc.
Inventures Group

Eric Hahn is the founding partner of the Inventures Group, a leading "mentor investment" firm based in Palo Alto, California. At Inventures, Mr. Hahn has served as a director and has been actively involved with companies including Kana, Red Hat, LoudCloud, Good Technology, and RemarQ. Previously, Mr. Hahn served as the CTO for Netscape Communications, Inc. and was a member of the company's Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Hahn was the founder and CEO of Collabra Software, Inc., a leading groupware provider that was acquired by Netscape in 1995. Prior to Collabra, Mr. Hahn ran the cc:Mail division of Lotus Development Corporation. Mr. Hahn began his career at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, where he worked on the ARPAnet, the precursor to the Internet. Mr. Hahn holds a B.S. degree and an honorary Ph.D. in computer science from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

  • Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Anthony Bettencourt

Coverity

Anthony Bettencourt has served as a director since March 2012. From November 2010 to the present, Mr. Bettencourt has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Coverity, Inc., a privately held company that develops and markets development testing solutions that assist software developers in detecting and fixing quality and security problems. From January 2006 to October 2009, Mr. Bettencourt served as Senior Vice President of Special Projects at Autonomy Corporation plc. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Bettencourt served as the Chief Executive Officer of Verity Inc., an enterprise search company and led the company through an acquisition by Autonomy in 2005. Mr. Bettencourt currently serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Blinkx, Inc., an Internet video search engine company whose stock trades on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, and also serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies. Mr. Bettencourt holds a B.A. in English from Santa Clara University. The board of directors determined that Mr. Bettencourt should serve as a director based on his extensive experience in the operation and management of technology and Internet companies.

Dana Evan

Former CFO and Executive Vice President, VeriSign, Inc.

Dana Evan has served as a director since June 2008. Since July 2007, Ms. Evan has invested in and served on the boards of directors of companies in the Internet, technology and media sectors, including Fusion-io, Inc. and Omniture, Inc. From 1996 until July 2007, Ms. Evan served as chief financial officer of VeriSign, Inc., a provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks. Previously, Ms. Evan worked as a financial consultant in the capacity of chief financial officer, vice president of finance or corporate controller over an eight-year period for various public and private companies and partnerships, including VeriSign, Inc., Delphi Bioventures, a venture capital firm, and Identix Incorporated, a multi-biometric technology company. Prior to serving as a financial consultant, Ms. Evan worked in a variety of positions at KPMG LLP. Ms. Evan also serves on the board of directors of a number of privately held companies. Ms. Evan is a certified public accountant (inactive) and holds a B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Santa Clara University. The board of directors determined that Ms. Evan possesses specific attributes that qualify her to serve as a member of our board of directors, including broad expertise in operations, strategy, accounting, financial management and investor relations at both publicly and privately held technology, media and Internet companies.

  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Compensation Committee

Jon Feiber

Mohr Davidow Ventures

Jonathan Feiber has served as a director since 2002. Mr. Feiber is a general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, a venture capital firm, which he joined in 1992. As a general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, Mr. Feiber serves on the board of directors of a number of privately held companies. Prior to joining Mohr Davidow Ventures, Mr. Feiber worked in various managerial positions at Sun Microsystems, a computer software and information technology company. Mr. Feiber holds a B.A. degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Colorado. The board of directors determined that Mr. Feiber should serve as a director based on his significant experience in the venture capital industry analyzing, investing in and serving on the boards of directors of other technology companies, his significant management, software engineering and product development experience and his relationship with Mohr Davidow Ventures, one of our largest stockholders.

  • Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee
  • Member of the Compensation Committee

Kevin Harvey

Benchmark Capital

Kevin Harvey has served as a director since 2002. Mr. Harvey is a founder and general partner of Benchmark Capital, which he joined in 1995. Before founding Benchmark, Mr. Harvey was founder, president and Chief Executive Officer of Approach Software Corp., a server database company. Before founding Approach Software, Mr. Harvey founded Styleware, Inc., a software company. Mr. Harvey received his B.S. degree in engineering from Rice University in 1987. The board of directors determined that Mr. Harvey should serve as a director based on his significant experience investing in and serving on the boards of directors of other technology companies, his management and leadership experience as a former founder and executive of multiple startup technology companies and his relationship with Benchmark Capital, one of our largest stockholders.

  • Member of the Compensation Committee

Phil Koen

Intermedia

Philip Koen has served as a director since October 2010. Mr. Koen has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Intermedia.net, Inc., a cloud-based provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange, collaboration and content management services, since May 2011. From February 2010 to May 2011, Mr. Koen was Chief Executive Officer of Montero Partners, an advisory services company. From March 2006 to January 2010, Mr. Koen served as Chief Executive officer and Director of Savvis, Inc., a cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider. From July 1999 until February 2006, Mr. Koen was employed by Equinix, Inc. a provider of network neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, as President and Chief Operating Officer and as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Koen currently serves on the boards of Infinera Corp., an optical networking company, and Xeralux, a provider for sustainable outdoor lighting solutions. Mr. Koen earned a bachelor's degree from Claremont McKenna College and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. Mr. Koen also serves on the board of trustees of Webster University. The board of directors determined that Mr. Koen should serve as a director based on his extensive experience in operations, accounting and financial management at technology and Internet companies.

  • Member of the Audit Committee

Gary Steele

Chief Executive Officer, Proofpoint, Inc.

Gary Steele brings a broad range of enterprise software experience to Proofpoint. Before joining Proofpoint, Mr. Steele served as the CEO of Portera, an applications company delivering solutions for the professional services industry. Under Mr. Steele's leadership, Portera raised more than $100M in capital from some of the leading venture capitalists, including Kleiner Perkins, IVP, and American Express, and grew the business from its initial concept to $20M in revenue. Before Portera, Mr. Steele served as the vice president and general manager of the Middleware and Data Warehousing Product Group at Sybase, Inc., an organization of more than 350 people, spanning four geographies and generating $150M in revenue. In this capacity, he initiated and spearheaded all new Internet projects targeted at the enterprise. Mr. Steele's prior experience includes business development, marketing, and engineering roles at Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. He holds a B.S. degree in computer science from Washington State University.

Rob Ward

Meritech Capital Partners

Rob Ward has served as a director since 2004. Mr. Ward is a founder of Meritech Capital Partners, a venture capital firm, which he joined in 1999. Mr. Ward leads Meritech Capital Partner's investment practice in the enterprise infrastructure and data center markets including storage, security and database sectors. From 1996 to 1999, prior to founding Meritech Capital Partners, Mr. Ward was a principal at Montgomery Securities LLC, an investment bank, in the private equity group. Prior to joining Montgomery Securities, Mr. Ward spent five years in the corporate finance department at Smith Barney Inc., an investment bank. Mr. Ward received a B.A. degree from Williams College and a M.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The board of directors determined that Mr. Ward should serve as a director based on his significant experience investing in and serving on the boards of directors of other technology companies and his relationship with Meritech Capital Partners, one of our largest stockholders.

  • Member of the Audit Committee

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