Proofpoint's Global Channel Chief Departs As The Company Consolidates Channel Leadership

Proofpoint has let go of global channel chief Dee Dee Phelps Acquista, an executive credited with helping the company build out its channel strategy over the past three years.

Proofpoint has let go of global channel chief Dee Dee Phelps Acquista, an executive credited with helping the company build out its channel strategy over the past three years, sources have told CRN.

Phelps Acquista had served as vice president of worldwide channels for the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company. As of this week, she is no longer with the company, sources said.

Proofpoint confirmed the departure of Phelps Acquista in an email to CRN. In a statement, Executive Vice President of Global Field Operations Tracey Newell said Proofpoint was consolidating all of the North America channel teams to report into Jon Bove, North American channels director, as well as consolidating all of channel program management under Mark Sheridan, VP of business development, channel programs and alliances. The moves will help Proofpoint "better align our teams," she said.

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