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Proofpoint, Leading Cybersecurity Company, Hires Elise Graziano as Vice President, Talent Acquisition

Proofpoint, a cybersecurity and compliance solutions provider, has appointed Elise Graziano as Vice President (VP) Talent Acquisition (TA). Proofpoint partnered with Frederickson Partners on the executive search.

In her role as VP, TA, Elise will own and drive the strategic alignment of Proofpoint’s recruiting functions to meet the evolving needs of the business. She will report to the Senior VP – Chief People Officer, Paul Valentino.

Elise joins Proofpoint from Red Hat, where she served as VP, Global Talent Acquisition. There she led a team of 150 global TA professionals through a highly transformative time. Previously she served in TA leadership roles at NetApp. She also brings HR leadership experience from eBay, Philips Electronics, Sun Microsystems and Cisco Systems.

Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity and compliance company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber-attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web.

Frederickson Partners recruits high impact executive talent for innovative companies worldwide. As a part of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Frederickson recruits executives for the entire C-suite, specializing in HR and People, and matching startups, tech unicorns, mission-based organizations and Fortune 500 enterprises with world-class executive leaders. Frederickson’s locations include San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Atlanta, Philadelphia, South Florida, Nashville and Toronto, serving many global tech hubs. Clients include Alphabet, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Fitbit, Gartner, Genentech, General Electric, Gilead, Intel, Intuit, Lyft, Neiman Marcus, Nubank, Pinterest, Qualtrics, Roche, SoFi, The Nature Conservancy, Uber, and Workday.

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