After raising USD$40m (£30.6m) in 2021, with the clear ambition to expand across the Atlantic, the European privacy tech company Didomi is happy to announce the appointment of Chris Beirne as VP, Jeff Wheeler as head of product, and Lila Huizenga as head of marketing in North America
These positions contribute to the structuring of the company's North American management team and lay the foundation for Didomi’s expansion across the Atlantic. The newly appointed team will be working closely with Jawad Stouli, co-founder and CTO of Didomi, president of Didomi Inc. (US subsidiary), in building world-class privacy solutions for the North American markets.
Didomi's major US clients already include Giphy, Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG) or Tron TV.
Chris Beirne brings over 15 years of experience in sales, service, and operations of SaaS privacy compliance tools, identity resolution, and media services, most recently as the chief operating officer at ICONS. Prior to this, Chris held leadership positions at Throtle and Experian and led global sales & customer success for Evidon/Ghostery's privacy compliance solutions. Chris is responsible for leading the development and growth of Didomi’s commercial activities in the Americas. He will be working under the leadership of Raphaël Boukris, co-founder and CRO of Didomi.
"Didomi already has a fantastic reputation in Europe, and I am excited to help lead and grow Didomi's presence in North America! I can’t wait to show how Didomi can help North American brands to cultivate closer relationships with their customers through upfront transparency, fostering trust, and offering a best-in-class user experience." Chris Beirne, vice president of North America.
Jeff Wheeler, a veteran in the privacy space, joins the Didomi North American leadership team to lead the development of consent and preference solutions that comply with US state as well as international data privacy regulations. Jeff has been instrumental in building Consent Management as well as Vendor and Data Discovery solutions for hundreds of enterprise and Fortune 500 customers during his time at Ghostery, Evidon, Crownpeak, and WireWheel, helping meet each of their unique needs. Jeff joins the team of Antonio Anguiano, vice-president of product at Didomi.
“I am thrilled to join Didomi, a company which already has such strong roots in privacy and make ourselves known as the global powerhouse in privacy and consent. I am excited to build technology that allows organisations to place customer consent at the core of their strategy and to forge new partnerships with data privacy leaders in the US and Canada.” Jeff Wheeler, Head of Product in North America.
Didomi’s marketing team is excited to welcome Lila Huizenga to the newly-created position of head of marketing. Her expertise in marketing strategy, analytics, and public relations will help position Didomi as the leader in consent & preference management in North America.
“With the growing legislative and consumer focus on consent and data privacy in North America, I’m exhilarated to join the Didomi team during such an exciting time. " Lila Huizenga, head of marketing in North America.
Lila comes to Didomi with nine years of marketing experience in the publishing industry, most recently at John Wiley & Sons. In her role at Didomi, Lila will be responsible for leading the marketing initiatives, communications, and public relations for Didomi in North America, working closely with Yannig Roth, vice-president of marketing of Didomi.
Didomi will be present at IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC
From April 11th through the 13th, Didomi's team will be participating in the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, one of the world's premier privacy and data protection conferences that will cover international topics around privacy, compliance, policy and strategy.
North American privacy professionals will be able to discover the company's product and solutions offering: its globally adopted Consent Management Platform (CMP), its unique Preference Management Platform (PMP), as well as its Vendor Performance Management Platform, the recently acquired company Agnostik.