Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Gary Steele is founding CEO of Proofpoint. With more than 30 years of technology industry experience, he directs a global workforce of 3,300+ employees to protect people, data and brands from advanced threats and compliance risks. An established cybersecurity thought leader, Mr. Steele’s expertise has been featured on CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Fox Business, Investor’s Business Daily, MarketWatch, and the Wall Street Journal. He also serves on the board of directors for Malwarebytes, Synack, Vonage, and Upwork. Prior to Proofpoint, Mr. Steele held the position of CEO of Portera and leadership roles with Sybase, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Washington State University.