After six years at HP, Kim Rivera joins a company valued at $5.3 billion in Atlanta
OneTrust, a provider of privacy and security software, has hired HP's former chief legal officer as its first-ever chief legal officer.
Kim Rivera joined the Atlanta-based unicorn after working for HP for six years, culminating in her role as executive advisor to the CEO and president of strategy management after stepping down as CLO in December 2018.
With OneTrust, whose platform is used by more than 12,000 clients, Rivera will be responsible for integrating the company's compliance, trust and business strategies.
It is imperative for companies to effectively integrate privacy, legal and governance requirements into the core strategy and operations of their businesses to compete effectively, said Rivera, adding that One Trust's platform was "uniquely positioned to meet the challenges related to these requirements" by working with customers and design partners to develop appropriate strategies.
Rivera, who is based in San Francisco, brings more than 20 years of experience in internal management to her new firm, having served as CLO at healthcare company DaVita for six years before joining HP at the end of 2015. Prior to that, she served as vice president and associate general counsel at consumer goods outfit Clorox and vice president of legal at industrial automation company Rockwell Automation. Prior to joining Jones Day, she worked as a private practitioner for six years.
Kabir Barday, CEO of OneTrust, characterized Rivera as "an expert in the development, implementation, and integration of compliance and governance strategies to build trust as the core of business strategy".
In addition to having raised $920 million since its founding in 2016, OneTrust currently has more than 3,000 employees in offices located in the UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, Germany and the United States. SoftBank's Vision Fund 2 invested $210 million in the company in April, valuing it at more than $5 billion.