Field Chief Privacy Officer

About Transcend

Transcend is the privacy platform that makes it easy to encode privacy across your tech stack.

We believe that engineering privacy rights and making them easily accessible to the world is one of the most high-impact ways we can spend our time. That's why we're building an ambitious team that’s passionate about solving the important problems of the future and having fun while doing it. We’re backed by Accel and Index, growing fast, and are serving some of the most iconic brands in the world.

(Even if you don't see a good fit below, we'd still love to stay in touch. Email us at recruiting@transcend.io).

About the role

We are seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable privacy expert to represent our brand and values externally as our Field Chief Privacy Officer. We’re so excited for this pivotal team member to leverage their deep background in privacy to engage with Transcend’s prospects, customers, and the wider privacy community. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator and a thought leader in privacy and data protection, leveraging their expertise to foster relationships, enhance our company's reputation, and ultimately drive business growth. 
We prefer if you are located in SF, DC, or NY, but may be located anywhere in the United States.

What you'll do

  • Lead our external privacy advocacy and evangelism efforts, amplifying Transcend’s voice and influence in the privacy community.

  • Engage with top-tier privacy professionals, including in-house privacy counsel and chief privacy officers, to understand industry needs and position our solutions effectively.

  • Represent the company at high-level industry events, conferences, and panels, setting the tone for privacy discussions and debates.

  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with industry leaders, regulatory bodies, and advisory boards.

  • Enable new business and partnership opportunities through your network and influence in the privacy space.

  • Provide strategic insights to our product, engineering, marketing, legal and leadership teams, shaping our product development and go-to-market strategies.

  • Stay ahead of global privacy trends and regulations, advising our team and clients on best practices and compliance strategies.

  • Travel 20-40% depending on location.

Who you are
  • 10+ years experience in privacy, data protection, or a closely related field, with a well-established network.

  • Proven track record of leadership and influence in the privacy community.

  • Exceptional public speaking, presentation, and communication skills.

  • Deep understanding of global privacy laws, including GDPR, CCPA, and emerging regulations.

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate industry trends into business opportunities.

  • Passion for and experience in translating privacy regulations and requirements into technical implementations. 

  • Great sense of humor and team-oriented approach

Bonus Points
  • Previous experience as a chief privacy officer, senior privacy engineer, or other senior privacy role.

  • CIPP/US, CIPP/EU, and/or CIPM are a plus

  • JD - not required, but nice to have


Why joins us?
The people at Transcend are driven, kind and know how to balance work, life and memes. We learn from each other and have a strong support system. 

You’re joining a fast growing start up, with opportunities to help define and grow the organization.

We have a strong mission to protect user privacy rights everywhere. The privacy compliance landscape is growing, and we are at the forefront of building solutions that protect user privacy rights with modern infrastructure and automation.

You will have autonomy and trust to drive initiatives from the start.

We believe that turning the principles of data privacy into exercisable human rights is one of the most high-impact ways we can spend our time, and so we're building an ambitious team that’s passionate about solving important problems and having fun while doing it.

As the best-in-class solution in a new market, Transcend is a fast-paced and exciting workplace. The product evolves quickly to meet new client needs and adapts to the rapidly advancing world of privacy law. As one of Transcend’s earliest hires, you’ll get to work on a wide array of exciting projects.

Additional Information
Transcend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable law.

Our comprehensive compensation packages play a big part in how we recognize you for the impact you have on our path to bringing data rights to everyone.

For all our roles, the estimated annual base salary ranges are below. The actual annual salaries will vary based on various factors, including market and individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process.

The listed range below is a guideline, and the annual base salary range for this role may be modified. Transcend offers attractive health benefits, equity, and perks in addition to cash compensation.

The pay range for this role is:

190,000 - 250,000 USD per year (Remote - United States)

Operations

Remote (United States)

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