Heath Thompson serves as Forcepoint's senior vice president for corporate development, business development and strategy.
Previously, Thompson was executive vice president of products for Forcepoint, overseeing R&D, product management, and technical strategy. Before joining the company in 2015, Thompson served as CTO for Landis+Gyr, a global maker of energy management products and subsidiary of Toshiba. At Landis+Gyr, he led the R&D teams worldwide, responsible for development and technical strategy for software, networking, and metering solutions. Previously, he headed R&D for IBM Internet Security Systems, a leader in network security solutions. Prior to that, he was founder and CEO of Thoughtmill, a software development consultancy serving technology and product companies which was eventually sold to American Systems.
Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Emory University and a master’s degree in information and computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.