OUR VISION

Spirion’s founders, Todd Feinman and David Goldman, understood that sensitive data is the digital representation of real people. They started Spirion with an audacious goal to “Eliminate data breaches and the pain associated with them.” With this guiding principle, they started Spirion with a singular mission: to find and protect what matters most, the sensitive personal and private data of an organization’s customers, colleagues, partners, and communities.

BUSINESS DRIVERS

The exponential growth of data brings enormous opportunity to organizations, but it also brings increased exposure to security, privacy, and compliance risks.

The personal and sensitive data that fuels an organization’s growth can also be exploited by cybercriminals as part of a data beach.

Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent, complex, and costly. The average cost of a data breach in the U.S. is a staggering $9.44 million — soaring to $49 million per incident when one to ten million records of data were exfiltrated.

An onslaught of headlines around data breaches and organizational misuse of data have awakened consumer concern about how their private data is used. Companies that fail to adequately protect personal data face damage to both their reputation and brand.

As well, companies today face a myriad of data privacy regulatory mandates to improve how they ma personal information (PI), including Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); state laws like the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA); and industry-specific regulations, such as CMMC, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and many others.

As the regulatory landscape continues to evolve and expand and new cyber threats continually emerge, a one-off, initiative- based approach can no longer scale.

SPIRION IS STEP ONE IN SENSITIVE DATA GOVERNANCE

Spirion addresses these challenges with our Privacy-Grade™ sensitive data governance framework — a comprehensive foundation for data security and privacy programs. Data discovery, classification, understanding, and control form the core of Privacy-Grade™ Data Governance

DISCOVER

Powered by sophisticated data science, Spirion’s AnyFind™ algorithms have been trained on billions of sensitive data records with benchmarked accuracy of 98.5%. accuracy Spirion’s automated data discovery tools enable you to search everywhere, including within Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux; across structured or unstructured data; and on-prem, cloud, and endpoint-based storage, applications, systems, and websites.

CLASSIFY

To understand sensitive data, an organization must be able to identify and quantify its relative value, how it is used, where it resides and how it moves. Automated context-rich classification is the only way to effectively delineate data value and purpose.

UNDERSTAND

Spirion ties sensitive data risks to business impact based on the data’s value, volume, and overall vulnerability (SDV3™).

CONTROL

Once an organization’s data is properly understood, they can then apply the appropriate protections, cures, and necessary controls to protect what is sensitive. Spirion’s playbook orchestration automates policies associated with controlling sensitive data.

COMPLY

To comply with data privacy regulations, Spirion offers audit-ready proof of sensitive data governance, as well as the ability to rapidly respond to Data Subject Access Rights (DSAR) requests.

OUR PRODUCT OFFERINGS

GOVERNANCE SUITE — Combine all Spirion products to build a proactive privacy and security posture.

SENSITIVE DATA PLATFORM — Scan, classify, remediate using SaaS solution

SENSITIVE DATA FINDER — Automate Subject Rights Request processing

SENSITIVE DATA WATCHER — Actively monitor and understand your data

Todd Feinman, Spirion Co-Founder

“The real victims of enterprise data breaches are always the people. That was the genesis of Spirion; to protect people from identity theft by enabling companies to find and protect sensitive data. Since day one, we have made our focus to be the most reliable, accurate, and scalable data discovery and automated persistent classification solution on the market. We invite you to join us in eliminating the risk of fraud caused by successful cyberattacks”

Todd Feinman, Spirion Co-Founder

Leadership Team

Spirion’s leadership team is comprised of internationally recognized leaders in cybersecurity, data privacy, and electronic commerce.

Kevin Coppins

Kevin Coppins

CEO & President

A tech industry veteran, Coppins has served in senior executive roles at software and hardware companies both large and small, equipping him with the breadth of skills and experience needed to thrive at Spirion. Coppins leads a team of passionate data privacy professionals who work with clients in the daily battle to protect what’s important — their sensitive data. Prior to serving as CEO at Spirion, Coppins held leadership positions at Novell, Alcatel Lucent, Meru Networks, EasyVista, CyFIR, and NEC. His educational background includes a BA in Marketing from Penn State, MBA from Loyola University New Orleans, and a Certificate of Professional Development from The Wharton School of Business.

 Chris Thomley

Chris Thomley

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Thomley has over 20 years of experience in executive finance roles. He is an operational focused CFO with extensive experience in M&A, organic growth, and capital procurement. After beginning his career at Ernst &Young, he held officer positions at Focal Point Data Risk, PawsPlus and Keystone North America. Most recently he was a partner at Canopy Capital Partners.

Thomley graduated from the University of Florida with a BS and Master of Accounting from the University of Florida. He also holds a CPA license in the State of Florida.

 Darin Pendergraft

Darin Pendergraft

Chief Marketing Officer

Darin Pendergraft has over 20 years of experience in B2B software marketing and product management. He is an experienced leader and communicator who loves finding innovative solutions to real customer problems.

Prior to joining Spirion, he was VP of Product Marketing for Ephesoft and Stealthbits, and has held positions in marketing and product management at SecureAuth, Oracle, and Quest Software.

Michael Kaczmarek

Michael Kaczmarek

Head of Product

Michael Kaczmarek is Head of Product for Spirion. He is responsible for formulating the vision, defining the strategy and executing the tactics needed for the successful launch and expansion of products into new and existing markets.

Prior to joining Spirion, Michael was VP of Product for Neustar Security Services. Before that, Michael was at Verisign for more than 18 years where he served in various capacities including VP of Product Management and Marketing for Verisign Security Services. Michael has held previous roles as Systems Engineering Manager for the Solid Rocket Motor Disposition in Russia Program at Lockheed Martin, Environmental Engineering Manager at Tetra Tech for the development of environmental impact statements for the disposition of highly enriched uranium and plutonium, and as an engineer at SRS Technologies working with the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.

Michael is a Ponemon Fellow, a Professional Engineer (Inactive), a Certified Project Management Professional, and has co-authored a number of patents.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Scott M. Giordano, Esq, FIP, GSEC-G, CISSP, CIPP

Scott M. Giordano, Esq, FIP, GSEC-G, CISSP, CIPP

VP, Corporate Privacy & General Counsel

Scott M. Giordano, Esq., is an attorney with more than 20 years of legal, technology, and risk management consulting experience. An IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy and a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), he serves as Spirion’s subject matter expert on multinational data protection and its intersection with technology, export compliance, internal investigations, information governance, and risk management.

Scott is a member of the bar in Washington state, California, and the District of Columbia. He holds a master’s degree in economic crime management from Utica College, a Juris Doctor, and MBA from Santa Clara University, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Long Beach.

James Godwin

James Godwin

VP of Customer Experience

James Godwin is an experienced executive leader with over 15 years of experience in executive and senior leadership roles within financial services, healthcare, ecommerce, and information security. Mr. Godwin has a penchant for solving problems and improving the status quo through scalable, repeatable process. Mr. Godwin has served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team for Myriad360, a leading provider of technology solutions in Manhattan, navigated through the introduction of GDPR as Head of Strategy and Sales for eBay Advertising, and chose the opportunity to further Spirion’s mission over leading one of Amazon’s AWS strategy divisions.

Mr. Godwin graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Economics and International Studies.

Mye Bahamonde

Mye Bahamonde

VP of People

As a global HR leader, I bring extensive experience spearheading transformative people strategies, initiatives and programs that positively impact company culture, employee engagement and taking high performance to the next level. Throughout my career, I have successfully built and scaled people initiatives for both fast paced start-ups and large organizations. This includes supporting them through rapid growth, mergers & acquisitions and change management efforts. I excel at building relationships with business leaders and team members of all levels as a trusted people advisor while fostering transparency & compassion as my core leadership values. I am passionate about all things HR, rolling up my sleeves with a “no task is too big or too small” mentality and achieving company goals while championing talent development, DE&I and a people first culture.

Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Business Management w a concentration in HR.

Todd Feinman

Todd Feinman

Co-Founder

Driven by extensive technology experience, Feinman co-founded Spirion in 2006. Over his 11 years as CEO, he grew the customer base to over 1,000 organizations and helped win multiple industry awards. Today, he is in charge of leading product vision and corporate strategy. As an industry leader, Feinman has appeared in several major news outlets, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and Good Morning America. He authored Microsoft’s book on securing Windows, as well as several textbooks. Prior to co-founding Spirion, Feinman was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in security and privacy, a Product Manager for Microsoft in the enterprise server group, and CIO of an energy retailer. Feinman holds a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

David Goldman

David Goldman

Co-Founder

Goldman had acquired extensive experience in technology development — from strategy to support — when he co-founded Spirion. Since 2006, he has led the organization, and headed up product vision, strategy, management, delivery, quality, and support. Today, he is responsible for the company’s technology vision, product strategy, and R&D initiatives. Prior to his founding role at Spirion, Goldman was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the information security consulting group, where he helped solve complex problems for Fortune 50 customers. In his role as an industry leader, he has written numerous white papers and articles, and presented at industry conferences and international symposia. Goldman has a BS in Computer Science from Washington University, St. Louis.

Marci McCarthy

Marci McCarthy

Board Member

Marci McCarthy is the CEO and President of T.E.N., an information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm. With more than 20 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience, McCarthy founded T.E.N.’s flagship program, the Information Security Executive® of the Year (ISE®) Program Series, which is lauded by the IT industry as the premier recognition and networking program for security professionals in the U.S. and Canada and celebrated its ten-year anniversary in 2020.

McCarthy is also a member of the Board of Directors for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), and was previously a member of their Strategic Advisory Board since its founding. She partnered with the ICMCP to create “The Marci McCarthy Cybersecurity Certification Scholarship Program,” which provides $5,000 over a two-year period to help talented women and minority students advance into cybersecurity and obtain their Security+ Professional Certification via CompTIA. Six deserving individuals have been awarded this scholarship to date.

McCarthy has been a guest lecturer, speaker, and moderator at national conferences such as the ISE® Executive Forum and Award Program Series, ISSA Local Chapter and International Conferences, and more, speaking on cybersecurity, women in technology/security/business, STEAM, entrepreneurism, and leadership topics.

Alan Peyrat

Alan Peyrat

Board Member

Mr. Alan Peyrat started at Riverside in 2007. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Peyrat was a Principal at Apax Partners, where he served on deal teams and portfolio company boards with a focus on the technology and telecommunications sectors. Previously, Mr. Peyrat helped found Telephia, where he served as Director of Sales and Director of Engineering and Operations. He has also worked at the Mayfield Fund, A.T. Kearny, and Public Financial Management, Inc. Mr. Peyrat holds a BS in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and both an MBA and an MA in Education from Stanford University.

Ken Athanasiou

Ken Athanasiou

Board Member

Ken Athanasiou is the Chief Information Security Officer at VF Corporation and serves on the Board of Directors for the Retail and Hospitality Information Analysis and Sharing Center (RH-ISAC). He also serves on the board of the National Technology Security Coalition and Spirion, LLC.

Ken has extensive experience in leadership, cyber security, and risk management. His career includes 13 years as an officer in the United States Air Force and Chief Information Security Officer positions at JP Morgan Chase’s retail line of business, American Eagle Outfitters, and AutoNation. Ken holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master’s Degree in Computer Resources Management and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Jennifer Mailander

Jennifer Mailander

Board Member

Jennifer Mailander is a data protection and technology attorney advising senior and executive management on strategy, business, and legal matters with extensive experience in data rights, cybersecurity, privacy and compliance. Before joining Fannie Mae in 2018, Mailander was Associate General Counsel of Privacy at ComScore and Associate General Counsel and Director of Compliance & Privacy at Corporation Service Company. She currently serves as Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Women in the House (WITH) network and Co-Chair of the DC Chapter of The Quorum Initiative. Mailander holds a BA in English and Political Science from Miami University and a JD from the University of Dayton School of Law.