|Carnegie Mellon University, B.S.|
|Information Systems and Industrial Management|
|Carnegie Mellon University, M.S.|
David Knight leads Proofpoint’s global product management and marketing initiatives.
He brings a wealth of large enterprise SaaS experience to Proofpoint, having previously served as CTO of Cisco’s Collaboration Software Group, where he was responsible for product and technical vision and strategy, product management and user experience.
Mr. Knight was previously vice president of product management for leading cloud-based conferencing and collaboration vendor WebEx Communications, where he played a central role in the company’s rapid growth and eventual $3.2 billion acquisition by Cisco.
Earlier he was vice president of marketing and product management for SaaS pioneer Portera Systems and an entrepreneur in residence at Institutional Venture Partners.
Mr. Knight has also held executive positions at Sybase and Oracle. He holds an M.S. in industrial administration and a B.S. in information systems and industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.