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Meet TRUSTe: Mikhail Nikitin, Director, Business Development, EMEA

June 17, 2015

Each week we give you an inside look at the talented, knowledgeable and friendly people who work at TRUSTe.

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Name: Mikhail Nikitin

Job Title: Director, Business Development, EMEA

How long have you worked at TRUSTe? 4.5 years.

Tell us about your role at TRUSTe. I run Business Development and Sales efforts for TRUSTe in Europe. We opened a London office several years ago, making my job of expanding TRUSTe’s presence both in UK and on the continent a lot easier. The challenges in the European data protection requirements and very specific consumer attitudes towards privacy mean that there is a real appetite from businesses to make the right choices when it comes to privacy strategy. We’ve been gaining a lot of traction with our Privacy Technology products and Privacy Certification services in the EU and I’m thrilled to be part of team that started this.

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Meet TRUSTe: Kevin Clifford, Director, Enterprise Solutions

June 03, 2015

Each week we give you an inside look at the talented, knowledgeable and friendly people who work at TRUSTe.  

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Name: Kevin Clifford

Job Title: Director, Enterprise Solutions

How long have you worked at TRUSTe? I’ve worked at TRUSTe for just over 5 years.

Tell us about your role at TRUSTe. I work with enterprise clients who are looking for a wide range of data privacy solutions, which include privacy assessments, consulting projects, monitoring solutions or, more recently, our new Assessment Manager to help automate their privacy assessments across the organization. I help our clients prioritize their privacy roadmap and then identify which of our solutions fit their needs. Once our privacy solutions are in place our clients continue to rely on us for ongoing guidance as the global privacy landscape seems to shift on a daily basis.

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Meet TRUSTe: Erwin Asignar, Senior Privacy Solutions Manager

April 29, 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.  

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Name: Erwin Asignar

Job Title: Senior Privacy Solutions Manager

How long have you worked at TRUSTe? Going on 3 years now. I will be celebrating my third year anniversary on May 10, 2015.

Tell us about your role at TRUSTe. In my current role as a Senior Privacy Solutions Manager in our Cebu office in the Philippines, I work with new clients who are completing their TRUSTe certifications as well as existing clients who are completing renewal certifications for their websites, mobile applications and/or cloud platforms. My job includes speaking with clients and having them show me how personal information is collected through their website, and reviewing and making recommendations to ensure their privacy practices meet TRUSTe certification standards. I make sure that I build a strong relationship with each client to add value to the services that we are offering. Aside from doing client certification assessments, I also conduct certification trainings for newly hired Privacy Solutions Representatives and Privacy Solutions Managers.

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Meet TRUSTe: Jannette L. Cabardo, Data/Database Analyst – Lead

March 04, 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: Jannette L. Cabardo

Job Title: Data / Database Analyst – Lead

How long have you worked at TRUSTe? Almost 3 years

Tell us about your role at TRUSTe. When I started, my role was to maintain TRUSTe’s tracker metadata. It started as a one-man team. Initially, I mined, evaluated and rated trackers to determine who those entities were, their behaviors and their risks in order to assess companies’ OBA privacy practices. The Tracker Database, which holds the tracker metadata, is now integrated into TRUSTe’s Website Monitoring solution, which enables companies to see what trackers are active on their websites. This tool helps identify possible data leakage.

As the role evolves and the team grows, we will be handling and supporting other TRUSTe databases, such as privacy policy information database and vendor management data.  We need to maintain the integrity of those databases because accuracy is very vital to support our products.

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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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