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Chris Babel


Prior to joining TrustArc’s Board of Directors, Chris served as the CEO of TrustArc from 2010 until 2023 and led the company through significant growth and transformation into a leading global privacy compliance and risk management company. Chris is a privacy thought leader and 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.

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. He lives with his wife and three sons in San Francisco.

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