VP, Americas Data Privacy & Protection Leader

We’re looking for a hands-on leader eager to both administer and lead a global privacy program for an international finance institution! TRU’s client, one of the top international banking organizations in the world, is seeking a VP, Americas Data Privacy & Protection Leader to join their team in either Irving, TX; New York, NY; or Tempe, AZ. Reporting to the Chief Privacy Officer, this person will lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Americas privacy program in both a tactical, operational perspective and by providing strategic guidance to the business across divisions. Previous leadership experience is a must and a financial background is highly preferred. The ideal candidate must have an understanding of the global privacy regulatory environment and the ability to influence across different business units and functions.

Position Summary:
The company is seeking a Vice President and Lead of the Americas Data Privacy and Protection Office (DPPO). The Vice President, Americas DPPO leads the data privacy and protection compliance team for the company, including the US, Canada, and Latin America. The position reports to the Global Chief Privacy Officer and plays a key leadership role in developing and implementing the company’s data privacy and protection program.

Responsibilities and Duties:
Lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of the company’s Americas Privacy program by:

  • Providing advice and guidance to business units and corporate functions on Privacy program risks
  • Maintaining current knowledge of Americas laws and regulations relating to data privacy and protection, and implementing appropriate changes to existing policies, standards and compliance programs based on legal and regulatory developments
  • Participating in the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, standards, procedures, assessment processes and response plan

Manage the Americas DPPO team and ongoing data privacy and protection compliance activities by:

  • Leading Privacy Impact Assessments, data subject access response, and the review of new products, services, and technology initiatives
  • Managing the Privacy Incident Response Team responsible for responding to privacy incidents in the Americas region
  • Working with Compliance stakeholders to develop and implement Privacy risk assessment and testing programs
  • Leading the ongoing monitoring of Privacy risks
  • Developing and reviewing privacy training program content
  • Interacting with Legal and Compliance stakeholders, and other liaisons


  • Bachelor’s degree required; CIPP certification preferred
  • Some experience supporting a data privacy program, including leadership experience
  • Experience working in financial services preferred
  • Strong writing and presentation skills including the ability to prepare clear and concise summaries and reports
  • Knowledge of U.S, Canada, Latin America privacy and data protection laws and regulations
  • High attention to detail and extremely organized to effectively manage multiple concurrent priorities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, and to adapt to unexpected changes in priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing to stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Strong sense of ownership to drive tasks to completion and to identify opportunities for continuous improvement


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