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Building the Team to Change Privacy

Daniel Barber, May 12, 2021

Today’s a big day at DataGrail. We’ve added four amazing executives to our team. There’s no one else I’d rather have on board to help us scale and grow as we execute on our mission of helping brands build trust and transparency. The announcement of these proven leaders comes on the heels of DataGrail’s recent close of a $30 million series B. Each of the new hires is regarded as an expert at shepherding previous companies through periods of hypergrowth. 

I’m pleased to welcome:

  • John Gronberg as VP of Product. Most recently, John served as Senior Director of Product Management, Customer Identity at Okta. He launched its Customer Identity (CIAM) platform, helping to build it into the second pillar of Okta’s business, accounting for 25% of revenue and growing at over 70% a year. 
  • Joshua Hanewinkel, VP of Customer Success. Josh joins DataGrail from where he helped define company objectives, KPIs and culture during a period of hypergrowth.  He also built all aspects of the Customer Success organization at Mixpanel, where he helped scale the company from $25 million to $65 million in 18 months.
  • Maryana Kessel, VP of Sales.  A proven sales professional, Maryana was an early sales hire at Box, where she consistently outperformed before joining Flexport. As one of the first sales hires at Flexport, she contributed $30 million over 4 years, ultimately holding a leadership position in enterprise sales.
  • Jon Matthews, VP of Engineering. Jon most recently served as the Head of Site Reliability Engineering at Duo Security. While there, he scaled Duo’s Engineering team during hyper growth, co-leading the expansion of Duo’s Austin presence, which grew from 15 to over 100 in two years. He also created innovative products in the Zero Trust and Endpoint detection space.

I’m also proud to announce that we’ve expanded the DataGrail Integration Network to include more than 900 integrations with the most popular applications and infrastructure providers that maintain personal data, enabling us to detect shadow IT systems. Unlike anyone else in the space, DataGrail builds and maintains its own connectors and integrations rather than partnering with a middleware vendor. This ensures we remain in control, promising easy onboarding, accuracy, real-time maintenance and heightened security. Our distinct and new approach to data privacy allows brands to automate and manage Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) with unparalleled ease and efficiency. 

DataGrail’s staggering growth, momentum and product development have propelled it to a top pick for customer satisfaction on G2, the leading provider for software and services reviews. The company is backed by leaders in today’s SaaS ecosystem, including DocuSign, HubSpot and Okta as well as prominent VCs in the privacy and security space. 

We’re growing fast and hiring in all departments. Our team is making privacy a differentiator that works for both consumers and businesses, and we would love for you to join us on our journey. 

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