SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ:PFPT), a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, today announced its Board of Directors has appointed Kristen Gil as a new independent director, effective October 17, 2017.
Ms. Gil currently leads the Business Operations and Strategy team at Google driving high-impact strategy and operations work such as user growth, product strategy, and monetization for both new and mature products. In addition, for several years, Gil led the Women@Google group, a global network of thousands of Google employees committed to connecting, developing and retaining female talent.
Early in her career, Gil was General Manager of a division at Marketron International, helping to turn around the software company and improve financial performance. Later, she helped in the process to sell the company. She was also a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in San Francisco where she worked across many industries including technology, financial services, and manufacturing.
Gil holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from Cornell University.
“We are pleased to welcome Kristen to Proofpoint’s Board of Directors,” said Eric Hahn, Proofpoint founder and chairman of the board. “She brings exceptional operational and strategic knowledge to the position that will further enhance our ongoing ability to scale our business in order to drive long-term growth and profitability.”
About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. Proofpoint solutions enable organizations to protect their users from advanced attacks delivered via email, social media and mobile apps, protect the information their users create from advanced attacks and compliance risks, and respond quickly when incidents occur. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.
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