Proofpoint Inc., appoints Former RSA Security and Clearswift Executive to lead European sales operations

LONDON – November 7, 2013  Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today announced the appointment of Richard Turner to the position of Vice President of EMEA. Turner brings nearly two decades of global leadership expertise and security industry knowledge to his new position at Proofpoint and possesses a strong track record of business transformation, revenue growth, distribution strategy, and geographic market entry and expansion. He has been recognized as an industry leader and has received significant awards, including “Highly Commended” status in the 2011 SC Magazine CEO of the year category.

“Richard’s robust background, successful track record of fueling company growth and knowledge of the EMEA region will be a major asset to the global team at Proofpoint,” said Gary Steele, CEO, Proofpoint. “His experience in developing and executing strategies for high touch Enterprise sales teams, while also building channel organizations and inside sales teams, make him a very unique fit for this role. We welcome him aboard and look forward to strengthening our global strategy and expansion under his proven leadership.”

"I am thrilled to be joining Proofpoint at such an exciting time for the company,” Turner said. “Proofpoint’s excellent portfolio of technology solutions, fantastic market positioning and commitment to invest in the EMEA region, provides a strong foundation on which we can significantly expand our EMEA business. I look forward to working with the Executive leadership, our staff and our partners to exceed our customers’ expectations around the region in the weeks and months ahead."

Turner’s previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of Clearswift Limited, where under his leadership the company delivered four consecutive years of profit growth, strong recurring revenues and high rates of customer retention. Additionally, he also spent nearly 12 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC where his roles included Vice President EMEA, Vice President EMEA & Asia Pacific and Vice President Worldwide Channels.

About Proofpoint, Inc.
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