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Proofpoint, Leading Cybersecurity Company, Hires Kim Sullivan as Chief People Officer

Proofpoint, a cybersecurity and compliance solutions provider, has appointed Kim Sullivan as Chief People Officer (CPO). Proofpoint partnered with Frederickson Partners on the executive search.

In her role as CPO, Kim will lead the global Human Resources (HR) organization in driving business growth through strategic HR programs. She will report to the Chief Executive Officer, Sumit Dhawan.

Kim joins Proofpoint from Sitecore, where she served as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). In this role she led the global HR function and quickly built trust with the senior leadership team to enable Sitecore’s immediate and long-term growth.  Prior to Sitecore, Kim worked at Cocentrix as the Global CPO. She also brings impressive HR leadership experience from Kaiser Permanente, The University of Texas System and Walgreens. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and Organizational Psychology from Texas Southern University. She has a Master of Science in HR Development from University of Houston.

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 85% of the Fortune 100, 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, 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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