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Meet TRUSTe: Tim Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer

April 01, 2015

Our latest series will introduce you to a new TRUSTe employee every week to give you an inside look at the talented, knowledgeable and friendly people who work at TRUSTe.  

Name: Tim Sullivan

Job Title: CFO

How long have you worked at TRUSTe? 5 years

Tell us about your role at TRUSTe: I manage the Finance, HR, IT, Compliance, Legal and Policy teams at TRUSTe.

What do you think most people would be surprised to know about data privacy?  Most people would be surprised to know how complicated the management of a company’s data actually is. I deal in corporate and HR data every day, as well as monitor our data security practices via the IT team. It is crystal clear to me just how difficult a task it is to control internal data flows and ensure ongoing compliance with internal and external requirements.  TRUSTe is the first company to offer automated ways to help privacy professionals get a handle on the vast amount of data.

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Meet TRUSTe: Heather Dorso, Director, Enterprise Solutions & TRUSTed Download Program

February 25, 2015

Our latest series will introduce you to a new TRUSTe employee every week to give you an inside look at the talented, knowledgeable and friendly people who work at TRUSTe.

Name: Heather Dorso

Job Title: Director, Enterprise Solutions & TRUSTed Download Program

How long have you worked at TRUSTe? 10+ years (Started in August of 2004). In 2004 TRUSTe had two sales people; I was hired as the 3rd sales person and brought on to grow our small business segment. After a few years, I began working with our VP of Product to help create and run the TRUSTed Download Program, a certification of downloadable software. I am now part of a 25 person global sales team managing our TRUSTed Download Program and a number of our enterprise clients.

Why did you get CIPP certified? IAPP introduced the first professional certification offered in information privacy back in 2004. Many of my privacy colleagues were obtaining the certification and I felt that being in a sales development role, having my CIPP/US credentials would lend more creditability when discussing privacy with my clients. Those familiar with CIPP knows it means you’ve gained a foundational understanding of privacy and data protection law and practice. I have found my CIPP/US credentials invaluable and highly recommend it to anyone touching privacy. There are now a variety of different certifications the IAPP offers. I am currently studying for the CIPM, which I plan on taking this spring.

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Meet TRUSTe: Eileen Rico, Senior Privacy Solutions Manager

February 18, 2015

Our latest series will introduce you to a new TRUSTe employee every week to give you an inside look at the talented, knowledgeable and friendly people who work at TRUSTe.  

Name: Eileen Rico

Job Title: Senior Privacy Solutions Manager, CIPP/US

How long have you worked at TRUSTe? I just celebrated 10 years in October 2014.

Tell us about your role at TRUSTe: In my role as a Senior Privacy Solutions Manager, I work with companies to manage the privacy assessment process of their websites and mobile applications. This includes reviewing and red-lining their privacy policy and helping them to define and implement creative solutions to meet their-specific business needs and achieve TRUSTe program requirements in a timely manner. I am CIPP/US certified and also available to our clients to help educate and advise them on federal and international policies, program requirements and privacy best practices.

I have built strong relationships with our clients and enjoy the opportunity to work with so many talented people who are appreciative of what we do for them as a company.

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Meet TRUSTe: Kevin Trilli, VP Product

January 28, 2015

Our latest series will introduce you to a new TRUSTe employee every week to give you an inside look at the talented, knowledgeable and friendly people who work at TRUSTe. 

Name: Kevin Trilli

Job title: VP Product

How long have you worked at TRUSTe?: 6+ years (started in November ‘08)

Describe your current role, how this has changed over time and your current projects: My current role is responsible for driving product strategy for TRUSTe and managing the product management team for the product portfolio. My key current project is driving the strategy and roll-out of our Data Privacy Management Platform into beta and general availability in 2015. This has involved working with dozens of our key customers and others to learn about their challenges managing privacy and data protection within a large global enterprise and building a set of services and products that can help them manage those challenges.

What do you like most about working here?: There are several aspects: 1) Due to TRUSTe’s unique background and the evolving nature of the privacy management space, helping to grow this company is a stimulating challenge on many levels. We are working to innovate a space that has been pretty static for many years. It is exciting to be in that position with your company regardless of the industry. We have some really great ideas and a vision that many will start to see become a reality this year, 2) The team we have assembled, both the original core and the newer more recent team members, are truly a pleasure and honor to work with. We have a very focused, dedicated group of professionals that come from amazing and diverse backgrounds. It keeps it fun and we function well as a team. Being here is a personal decision by all of us – there are many choices, particularly in San Francisco and the Bay area, so we are all treating this opportunity very seriously.

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Meet TRUSTe: Debra Farber, Sr. Consultant & Product Manager

January 21, 2015

Our latest series will introduce you to a new TRUSTe employee every week to give you an inside look at the talented, knowledgeable and friendly people who work at TRUSTe. 

 Name: Debra J. Farber

Job Title: Sr. Consultant & Product Manager, JD, CISSP, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, CIPM, CIPT

How long have you worked at TRUSTe? Just under 6 months.

What do you think are the top privacy challenges for companies? Organizations need to understand how personal data are collected, used, stored, accessed, shared, and expunged in order to identify and remediate privacy risks. However, as organizations process increasingly more data, and as business processes change over time through acquisitions, mergers, etc., it becomes incredibly challenging to understand where personal data are located within a business. Very often, attempts at developing data flow maps, which are time-consuming to create, are outdated by the time they have been drafted.

What do you like most about working at TRUSTe? Clearly, TRUSTe has been a leader in privacy for many years. I feel particularly lucky to work with such intelligent and affable coworkers. However, to me, the most exciting part about working at TRUSTe is the launch of our new Data Privacy Management (“DPM’) Platform. This technology will assist organizations with the automation of some of the most time-intensive activities: privacy workflow management, privacy impact assessments (“PIA”), up-to-date data mappings, vendor assessments, etc. I have the unique opportunity to work at TRUSTe as both a Sr. Consultant, using the Platform to advise our larger clients, and as a Product Manager, prioritizing new DPM Platform feature sets based on feedback that we receive from consulting engagements. I truly look forward to coming to the office every day!

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