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We’ve brought together some of the brightest minds in privacy, engineering, and business to support a common goal – build and deliver the best products to help companies worldwide meet compliance requirements while growing their business and protecting their brand.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Chris Babel - Chief Executive Officer

Chris Babel

Chief Executive Officer

Chris has been CEO at TrustArc since 2010 and has led the company through significant growth and transformation into a leading global privacy compliance and risk management company. Chris is a privacy thought leader, as he frequently speaks at industry events such as the IAPP Data Protection Congress, the Privacy Identity Innovation Conference and the IoT Privacy Summit. He is also widely quoted as a privacy expert in well-known publications such as PCWorld, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.

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Before joining TrustArc, Chris spent over a decade building online trust, most recently in the security industry as Senior Vice President and General Manager of VeriSign’s worldwide Authentication Services business, where he was responsible for strategy, sales, marketing, product and support. Chris also previously managed VeriSign’s SSL and Managed Security Services business. In these roles he helped grow the businesses through the launch of new products to enterprise and small/medium businesses, international expansion in EMEA and Asia and through acquisition and integration of a number of companies.

 

Chris holds a BA in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Economics with Highest Distinction from Northwestern University and lives with his wife and three sons in San Francisco.

Tim Sullivan

Chief Financial Officer 

Tim has led Finance, Accounting, and HR at TrustArc since 2010, leading the company through significant expansion and growth in terms of employees, geographic coverage, and business operations.

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Before joining TrustArc, Tim gained 15 years of financial and strategic management expertise working with various technology companies as a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley’s Technology Group. At Morgan Stanley, Tim worked with the full spectrum of technology companies — computer hardware, software, internet, semiconductor and semiconductor capital equipment, and contract manufacturing — and spent several years as the Co-Head of its Global Semiconductor Practice. Tim helped his clients raise over $12 billion in equity and debt financings and advised on over $20 billion in strategic mergers and acquisitions.

 

Tim has a BS in Business Administration with Honors from the University of California, Berkeley. Tim enjoys car restorations, DIY projects and the outdoors (particularly Maui).

Tim Sullivan - Chief Executive Officer
Elizabeth Blass -  Senior Vice President, Global Privacy Solutions

Elizabeth Blass 

Chief Customer Officer

Elizabeth has led the Global Privacy Solutions (GPS) team at TrustArc since 2014.

She has over 15 years of customer care leadership experience and leads a team of several dozen privacy solutions professionals at TrustArc located around the globe that provide guidance to clients in implementing privacy management solutions and products.

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Prior to joining TrustArc, she was the Senior Director of Co-Location Customer Service Operations at CME Group, a global derivatives marketplace headquartered in Chicago, where she created and managed a 24 x 7 multi-channel support center, customer portal, and quality management program.

 

Prior to CME Group, Elizabeth was Regional Service Vice President at Verizon Business. Supporting multinational enterprise accounts, Elizabeth drove continuous improvement for service delivery, post-install technical advocacy, and service management.

 

Elizabeth holds a Master’s degree in Strategy, Management, and Leadership from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School.

Jason Wesbecher

Chief Revenue Officer

Jason joined TrustArc in April 2021 to help accelerate global go to market for TrustArc’s category-leading suite of privacy software applications. Jason brings with him 23 years of experience as a metrics-driven revenue leader, leveraging a disciplined playbook & culture for growth.

 

Prior to joining TrustArc, Jason spent 4 years leading revenue, marketing and field operations for Corel, and was part of the executive team that transacted Corel to KKR for over $1B in the summer of 2019. Jason’s expertise is navigating the challenges of turnarounds, the complexity of M&A, and evangelizing technologies within nascent markets. Prior to Corel, Jason held various sales & marketing leadership positions at Mattersight, Jive Software, TIBCO Software, and Siebel Systems. Jason holds an Economics degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jason Wesbecher, Chief Revenue Officer
Michael Lin - Senior Vice President, Products and Engineering

Michael Lin

Chief Product Officer
Michael has led product management and engineering at TrustArc since 2018, focusing on the technical definition and development of our Privacy Management Platform.

 

Prior to joining TrustArc, Michael had a variety of GM and Product leadership roles such as VP and GM of the SMB business at Qualys driving growth in a new market segment; VP of product management at Aerohive Networks leading their transformation from hardware to cloud services; and as VP of Product Management for Mobility at Symantec, where he led the strategy and development of mobile products including Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management, Enterprise Secure Sync, and Share, and consumer mobile offerings.

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Before Symantec, Michael served as an executive in residence at SRI Ventures where he applied his mobile industry expertise to evaluate various venture concepts in the mobile marketplace. Prior to that, he worked for twelve years at VeriSign, which culminated with a position as VP/General Manager, responsible for product, strategy, and overall business performance of the VeriSign SSL business. Michael holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Park Allen 

Vice President, Global Human Resources

As the Vice President of Human Resources for TrustArc, Park leads the strategy and execution of talent initiatives designed to empower, ignite and engage employee performance and potential.

In Park’s 20 year Human Resources career, he’s worked for several high growth companies where he planned and shaped HR programs for Bay Area start-up and established environments. Recognized for the ability to create programs across a variety of HR functions, he blends innovative solutions based on solid business fundamentals to produce HR initiatives that benefit the company and employee.

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Park’s most recent position was as the Senior Director of HR for Healthline Networks, a company that split into two very successful companies (a health data B2B company and a Health Media company).

 

Park has a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, and a MBA from Dominican University of California.

Park Allen - Vice President, Global Human Resources
Terry McQuay - VP, Knowledge and Intelligence Solutions | CIPP/US/E/C/G, AND CIPM

Terry McQuay

VP, Knowledge and Intelligence Solutions | CIPP/US/E/C/G, AND CIPM

Terry McQuay is the former President & Founder of Nymity (founded in 2002). An accomplished speaker, inventor, and privacy compliance and accountability expert, Terry is the author of “The Privacy Office Guide to Demonstrating Accountability” and a patent holder for software demonstrating privacy compliance.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris Babel - Chief Executive Officer

Chris Babel

Chief Executive Officer

Chris has been CEO at TrustArc since 2010 and has led the company through significant growth and transformation into a leading global privacy compliance and risk management company. Chris is a privacy thought leader, as he frequently speaks at industry events such as the IAPP Data Protection Congress, the Privacy Identity Innovation Conference and the IoT Privacy Summit. He is also widely quoted as a privacy expert in well-known publications such as PCWorld, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.

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Before joining TrustArc, Chris spent over a decade building online trust, most recently in the security industry as Senior Vice President and General Manager of VeriSign’s worldwide Authentication Services business, where he was responsible for strategy, sales, marketing, product and support. Chris also previously managed VeriSign’s SSL and Managed Security Services business. In these roles he helped grow the businesses through the launch of new products to enterprise and small/medium businesses, international expansion in EMEA and Asia and through acquisition and integration of a number of companies.

 

Chris holds a BA in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Economics with Highest Distinction from Northwestern University and lives with his wife and three sons in San Francisco.

Andrew Braccia

Partner, Accel

Andrew Braccia joined Accel in 2007 and focuses on consumer-oriented mobile and web services companies. He was an early investor and on the boards of Slack, lynda.com (acquired by LinkedIn), Squarespace, Vox Media, Cornershop, MyFitnessPal (acquired by Under Armour), Hotel Tonight, Cloudera (public), Anchor.fm, Gametime, and UserTesting. He also works closely with the teams at Braintree (acquired by PayPal), Etsy (public), Xero (public), and PagerDuty.

 

Prior to joining Accel, Andrew spent close to a decade in a variety of executive positions at Yahoo!

 

Andrew is from Santa Rosa, California and graduated from the University of Arizona.

Andrew Braccia - Partner, Accel
Jeb Miller - Partner, Icon Ventures

Jeb Miller

Partner, Icon Ventures

Jeb Miller joined Icon Ventures in 2009 as a General Partner, bringing over fifteen years of experience working with early-stage technology companies as a venture capitalist, operating executive, and investment banker. Jeb has relentless energy and is passionate about teaming with entrepreneurs to help build successful companies. He also serves as a consultant to the US Department of Defense’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office.

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Jeb’s venture capital career began with Morgan Stanley Technology Ventures, a corporate venture group he co-founded in 2001. He then further developed his venture investing skills with two leading venture capital firms, three years as a Partner with ComVentures and three years as a Principal with Worldview Technology Partners. Prior to joining Icon Ventures, Jeb was with the Silicon Valley office of The Carlyle Group focused on technology investing. He also gained valuable operating experience as Managing Director of Business Development for Scient, a pioneering Internet consulting firm that helped build and launch over two dozen early internet start-ups. Jeb began his career with Morgan Stanley’s technology investment banking groups in New York, Boston, and Menlo Park. At Icon, Jeb is on the Board of Button, CloudPhysics, Duetto, Exabeam, Ripcord, Rylo, TrustArc, and TUNE, and is a Board observer at Delphix and Quizlet. Prior Icon portfolio companies include Aster Data Systems (Teradata), Inkling (Marlin), FireEye (FEYE), MoPub (Twitter), Ocarina Networks (Dell), Oodle (QVC), Origami Logic (Intuit), Pertino (Cradlepoint), Vuclip (PCCW) and WGT Sports (Topgolf).

 

Jeb’s past investments include AdInfuse (Velti), Innotas (Planview), IntruVert Networks (McAfee), LogLogic (TIBCO), ONStor (LSI Logic) and Rhapsody Networks (Brocade). Over the course of Jeb’s seventeen-year venture capital career, he has had the opportunity to work with over 40 start-ups. Jeb has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard College where he graduated summa cum laude and played water polo.

Arjun Mehta

Partner, Bregal Sagemount

Arjun Mehta joined Bregal Sagemount in 2013 and focuses on leading investments in software, business services and financial technology companies. Arjun has served on the boards of Steele Compliance, Procurement Advisors, TradeGlobal (acquired by Singapore Post), Keg Logistics (Seaport Capital) and Discovery Data (Northlane Capital), and worked closely with Network Merchants (Francisco Partners) and Yapstone. Prior to joining Sagemount, Arjun worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse and before that served as the CEO and Director of GUASFCU, a $15 million AUM credit union based in Washington, D.C.

 

Arjun is from Tokyo, Japan and graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Arjun Mehta - Partner, Bregal Sagemount

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