Spirion Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel
Chris Thomley Joins Company as CFO; Scott Giordano Promoted to General Counsel
ST. PETERSBURG, FL, May 04, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Spirion, a pioneer in data protection and compliance, today announced two new appointments to its executive leadership team, effective immediately. Chris Thomley recently joined Spirion as its new Chief Financial Officer. Scott Giordano has been promoted to General Counsel with responsibility for all legal affairs and functions.
“I am pleased to welcome Chris to our leadership team and to congratulate Scott on his well-deserved promotion,” said Kevin Coppins, President and CEO of Spirion. “Both Chris and Scott embody the core values that we as a company hold dear, especially advocating for consumer data privacy protection. They are well-respected leaders within their fields and have exemplary track records of delivering strong results in key financial, operational and legal disciplines. I look forward to their contributions that will create the spark to position Spirion ahead of the curve as we scale and grow our operations.”
Chris Thomley has more than two decades of experience in all aspects of financial management, including operations, business combinations, capital procurement, investor relations, investment banking, and private equity relationships. He has held various senior finance positions for public, and private equity-backed businesses across multiple industries, including enterprise software, healthcare, and consumer goods. Most recently, Thomley served as Partner at Canopy Capital Partners and CFO at Focal Point Data Risk, a company focused on IT risk management in cybersecurity and data privacy, where he was responsible for financial stewardship on behalf of two private equity investors. Earlier in his career, Thomley held positions as CFO of PawsPlus, which was sold to PETCO; Director of Treasury Services for AvMed Health Plans; and CFO of Keystone North America, where he led an IPO for $250 million and later sold the company to Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI). He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida.
Before being named General Counsel, Scott M. Giordano, Esq., held the role of Vice President and Senior Counsel, Privacy and Compliance at Spirion. An IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy and a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), Giordano has more than 20 years of legal, technology, and risk management consulting experience. 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.
Giordano 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.
Spirion has relentlessly solved real data protection problems since 2006 with accurate, contextual discovery of structured and unstructured data; purposeful classification; automated real-time risk remediation; and powerful analytics and dashboards to give organizations greater visibility into their most at-risk data and assets. Spirion’s Privacy-Grade data protection software enables organizations to reduce risk exposure, gain visibility into their data footprint, improve business efficiencies and decision-making while facilitating compliance with data protection laws and regulations.