Prior to launching Proofpoint, Jim had notable careers as a corporate executive at Sun Microsystems and as a Marine Corps officer. Jim is a past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement. He has been recognized by Training magazine as a visionary in the field of organizational performance and is a frequent author and speaker on related issues. Jim received his doctorate in Human and Organizational Performance from University of Southern California. To see his expanded bio, click here.
Mike joined Proofpoint in 2004. As a Marine officer, he commanded various reconnaissance and infantry units through the regimental level and served on Joint and Marine Corps staffs in operations and intelligence. Upon moving to the private sector, Mike served in various executive positions in operations, sales, and business development with Global Network Privacy, Capstone Turbine, and M2 Technologies. Mike's computer science degree is augmented with an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and an M.A. from the U.S. Naval War College.
The Proofpoint technical team represents an impressive array of cross-functional expertise in software design and development, project management, technical writing, and systems consulting. Combined, they have more than 100 years of experience in the high-tech industry, combining strong analytical skills with the business wisdom necessary to positively contribute to an organization's critical missions. Over the past five years, Proofpoint has developed more than 20 applications that support individual and human performance. The technical support team has received multiple awards including client Certificate of Appreciation (DoD and DHS), are three-time finalists for the American Business Awards (Best New Software Product), and recipients of the Outstanding Human Performance Intervention award from the International Society for Performance Improvement.