Michelle Owczarzak

Area Vice President at Proofpoint


Owczarzak’s list of accomplishments is as long as it is impressive: She’s driven growth for Fortune 100 companies, set a strategy that led to record-high revenue at Aryaka (as well as a million-dollar-plus reduction in expenses), and negotiated and closed deals in excess of $125 million at Fairpoint Communications. She also increased sales with existing sales groups by more than 30% during her time at Inteliquent. Owczarzak, now Area Vice President at cybersecurity solutions provider Proofpoint, has a reputation as an inspiring leader among those who work with her. Her leadership style is open and inclusive, and she encourages diversity in thought and approach. As an executive, Owczarzak consistently urges her team to take initiative, work transparently, and create innovative solutions.