Privatus Consulting helps to reduce the cost and accelerate the process of data privacy compliance for the enterprise.
Before co-founding Privatus Consulting, Michelle Finneran Dennedy was CEO of DrumWave, Inc. Previously, she was Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco, where she worked to raise awareness and create tools that promote privacy, quality, respect, trust, and asset-level possibilities for data. She is a unique visionary in the field of privacy and the IT industry, bringing together multifaceted approaches that provide sincere privacy protections and drive business value.
A licensed attorney, Michelle has led security and privacy initiatives, ranging from regulatory compliance, privacy engineering, advocacy and education efforts, and litigation at companies including Cisco, McAfee/Intel Security, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems. She is a sought after keynote speaker, and the co-author of The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value.
Before co-founding Privatus Consulting, Lt. Col. (USA-Ret.) Bryan Lee was the EVP of Global Education at DrumWave, Inc. He came to that role after several years as a research director and adjunct professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.
A specialist in complex problem-solving, Bryan brings more than 30 years of management and analyst experience, including having served as a Senior Intelligence Officer in the Pentagon and as a director of the only multi-agency counter-WMD program in the US Government. He is the co-author of The CIPT Question Book, an examination guide for professionals seeking the Certified Information Privacy Technologist designation.