Privacy software unicorn OneTrust taps former HP legal chief as first-ever CLO

Kim Rivera joins Atlanta-based company valued at $5.3bn after six years at HP
Portrait photo of Kim Rivera

Kim Rivera Image courtesy of OneTrust

Privacy and security software provider OneTrust has added HP’s former CLO as its first-ever chief legal and business affairs officer. 

Kim Rivera has joined the Atlanta-based unicorn after six years at HP, where she most recently served as special advisor to the CEO and president of strategy management after stepping down as CLO at the end of 2018.

At OneTrust, which said its platform is used by more than 12,000 customers, Rivera will work to integrate the company’s trust, compliance and business strategies. 

“Companies and boards of directors are grappling with how to effectively integrate privacy, legal and governance requirements into their core business strategy and operations because that’s where the competitive advantage lies,” Rivera said, adding that OneTrust’s platform was “uniquely positioned to meet the challenges of these demands” by working with customers and design partners to create effective strategies. 

San Francisco-based Rivera brings more than two decades of in-house experience to her new firm, having spent six years as CLO at healthcare company DaVita before joining HP at the end of 2015. Before that she had stints as VP associate general counsel at consumer goods outfit Clorox and VP for legal at industrial automation company Rockwell Automation. She began her legal career with six years in private practice at Jones Day.

Kabir Barday, CEO of OneTrust, described Rivera as an “expert at evolving and integrating compliance and governance strategies to build trust as the core of business strategy”. 

OneTrust has raised $920m since it was founded in 2016 and currently boasts more than 3,000 employees across offices in the UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, Germany and the US. In April the company secured a $210m investment led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 at a valuation of more than $5.3bn.



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