About Us

Meet our exceptional team of professionals.

For more than a decade VeraSafe has been re-imagining privacy and data protection compliance services. We’re a passionate team of attorneys, privacy professionals, and IT security experts operating from key jurisdictions around the world, namely the USA, the EU, and South Africa. Our mission is to provide our clients with world class advice.

Building trust with your audience through privacy compliance is a fundamental need for modern businesses. At VeraSafe, we believe there’s an efficient way to get your business there. We rethink the traditional ways of working, in order to improve the client experience and the quality of our services. We develop and apply a cutting edge legal project management methodology, and continuous process improvements to deliver efficient and user-friendly compliance services. By streamlining the logistics and commonalities between projects, we free our team to create innovative solutions that not only ensure compliance, but make sense for your team, your company, and your industry.

Meet Our Team

VeraSafe’s impressive roster includes alumni of other top firms, such as Baker McKenzie, Bird & Bird, Deloitte, KPMG, Latham & Watkins, and WilmerHale. We are a close-knit, cohesive team whose passion for privacy law is matched only by our appreciation for the people we work with. It is our true pleasure to help your organization solve your privacy and cybersecurity-related challenges. We encourage you to contact us today.

Matthew Joseph

Matthew Joseph

CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP

Managing Director

Jim Cormier

Jim Cormier

CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP

Senior Vice President and Head of Professional Services

Kellie du Preez

Kellie du Preez

Of Counsel

Richard Lynch

Richard Lynch

Head of Administration

Paola Ortiz

Paola Ortiz

CISA, CISM, PMP

IT Auditor & Project Manager

Jim Russell

Jim Russell

General Counsel

Heather Smirle

Heather Smirle

Head of Quality

Ryan McKerrow

Ryan McKerrow

CIPP/E

Corporate Counsel

Isabel Fernández Del Campo Aguiló

Isabel Fernández Del Campo Aguiló

CIPP/E, CIPM

Privacy Advisor

Renata Valkova

Renata Valkova

CIPP/E

Privacy Counsel

Karl Laureau

Karl Laureau

CIPP/E

Senior Privacy Counsel

Zia Maharaj

Zia Maharaj

CIPP/E, CIPP/US

Senior Privacy Counsel

Jean van Wyk

Jean van Wyk

Privacy Counsel

Ishara McKenna

Ishara McKenna

CIPP/E

Privacy Counsel

Ashley King

Ashley King

CIPP/E, PRINCE2, PMI-ACP

Project Manager

Chris Gaffney

Chris Gaffney

System Administrator

Reha Esen

Reha Esen

CISA, CEH

Penetration Tester

Lindsey Tedesco

Lindsey Tedesco

CIPP/US

Privacy Counsel

Lauren McClanahan

Lauren McClanahan

CIPP/US

Associate Privacy Counsel

Yasmeen Rasool

Yasmeen Rasool

Privacy Counsel

Damien Rees

Damien Rees

Privacy Counsel

Leslie Floyd

Leslie Floyd

CIPP/E

Paralegal and Business Administrator

Tony Telford

Tony Telford

Head of Finance

Discover More About VeraSafe

Why VeraSafe?

Track record of successful cybersecurity engagements across industries.

Work directly with our in-house team of US and European cybersecurity attorneys, IT experts, and project managers.

Strategic, risked-based approach to compliance.

Fully customizable templates, tailored to fit your needs.

Reasonable, flexible fee structure and fully customizable engagement scope.

Holistic approach: Our broad expertise ranges from cybersecurity law to cybersecurity operations.