Spirion Names Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Experts Marci McCarthy and Jennifer Mailander to Board of Directors

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“Jennifer Mailander and Marci McCarthy are very accomplished business leaders and experts in information security and data privacy. They bring subject matter expertise, hands-on market experience, and a genuine passion for protecting what matters most to our already outstanding team.”

Spirion, a pioneer in building solutions that enable companies around the globe to take the critical first step towards data protection, today announced the appointments of Marci McCarthy, CEO and President of information security executive networking firm T.E.N., and Jennifer Mailander, Deputy General Counsel at Fannie Mae, to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

“Both are very accomplished business leaders and experts in information security and data privacy. Marci and Jennifer bring subject matter expertise, hands-on market experience, and a genuine passion for protecting what matters most to our already outstanding team,” said Kevin Coppins, Spirion President and CEO.

Marci McCarthy brings more than 20 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience to Spirion’s board of directors. In 2010 she founded T.E.N.’s flagship program, the Information Security Executive® of the Year (ISE®) Program, which is lauded by the IT industry as the premier recognition and networking program for security professionals in the U.S. and Canada. McCarthy currently serves on multiple security association boards including the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) as Inaugural Advisory Council Chair, the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Board of Directors, the TechBridge Board of Directors, and the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse Cyber Executive Board of Advisors. Previously, she served on the Atlanta Girls' School Board of Trustees (2016 to 2019) and was ranked #3 by IFSEC Global’s Security and Fire Influencers for 2018. McCarthy holds a BS in Marketing from Babson College.

“I’m excited to join the board of Spirion, a company committed to elevating the important role that women and minorities play in technology and cybersecurity. Information security is one of the fastest-growing professions, and I hope to further Spirion’s mission of protecting the data privacy of individuals as the critical first step in mitigating risk for enterprises around the world,” said McCarthy.

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.

“There have been more data privacy regulations passed in the last 12 months than in the past two decades and the importance of protecting the data privacy of employees, customers, and communities has never been greater. Spirion is uniquely positioned to help organizations large and small seamlessly comply with the laws and regulations built to protect the personal data privacy of individuals across the globe. I am thrilled to join the Spirion board and to be part of their exciting journey at this point in their development,” said Mailander.

Jennifer and Marci join founders Todd Feinman and David Goldman along with CISO for VF Corporation, Ken Athanasiou, as well as Alan Peyrat and John Kish, both from The Riverside Company on Spirion’s board of directors.

About Spirion
Spirion (http://www.spirion.com) is a pioneer in designing the critical first step of data protection through its data discovery, persistent classification, and real-time remediation software and services. Since 2006, thousands of organizations across all industries worldwide have reduced their sensitive data footprint and proactively minimized the risks, costs, and reputational damage of successful cyberattacks and regulatory violations. The award-winning company was recently ranked by CIOReview magazine as one of the “20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers of 2019,” and received top honors for International Data Protection Solution, Postsecondary Enterprise Solution, and Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution in the 18th Annual American Business Awards.

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