Karl Triebes is Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Forcepoint. As CPO, he leads the company’s product and technology strategy and innovation roadmap to accelerate development and delivery of Forcepoint’s Data-first SASE platform that uniquely delivers data security everywhere. And he brings a customer-first lens to product development, ensuring new technologies, features and functionality introductions are engineered to solve customers’ biggest business challenges today – and maximize return on investment for the future.
Triebes has more than 34 years of business and technology leadership experience conceiving and building products, services and businesses spanning wireless, security, networking, application software, storage and cloud. He brings to Forcepoint a potent blend of technical acumen and strategic insight along with a proven track record of building and scaling products and services that excite customers, drive business growth, and deliver impact.
Prior to Forcepoint, Triebes served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Security, at Imperva and held technology and executive leadership roles at Amazon Web Services and F5 Networks, where during his tenure he helped grow the company's revenue by more than 11x from $170M to >$2B. He has also held senior executive engineering, product and innovation roles at Foundry Networks, Alcatel, Newbridge Networks, Scientific Atlanta, and Stanford Telecom. And served as the chairman and founder at Apprenti, Washington State's first registered tech apprenticeship program.
Triebes holds a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.