— entrepreneur · investor · executive · data geek · privacy thinker · former rocket engineer —
I'm a business executive, serial entrepreneur, and thinker on data analytics and privacy. I've founded companies, defined vision and strategy, led teams, developed technology, and built products. I regularly write and speak on these topics at industry conferences, government agencies, and leading academic institutions.
Most recently, I was at Microsoft by acquisition of Metanautix, where I led products and marketing. Metanautix was a big data analytics startup funded by Sequoia Capital and Workday. I also serve on the The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC) providing advice at the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer.
Before Metanautix, I was the first Vice President of Data Systems and Chief Privacy Officer at Intelius (acquired by H.I.G. Capital). During my nearly five years at Intelius, the company spun out the employment screening business, Talentwise, which was acquired by Sterling Talent Solutions.
I came to Intelius through acquisition of the identity theft business that grew out of VoteHere, a pioneer in cryptographic secure and secret online voting for public elections, where I was Founder and CEO. VoteHere raised over $25 million in venture capital including strategic investments from Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, and Entrust.