September 15, 2011 08:00 ET Announces New Hires in Product, Law and Privacy

Sachin Kansal Appointed Vice President Product, Brian Draves Named General Counsel

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 15, 2011) -, the leader in online privacy and reputation management, today announced new additions to its executive management team: Sachin Kansal, Vice President Product and Brian Draves, General Counsel. Kansal joins from Palm and will be responsible for overall execution of's global product vision. Draves comes to the position of General Counsel at with deep experience in privacy and law, most recently serving as General Counsel at the data encryption company, PGP Corporation. Founder and CEO, Michael Fertik, comments, "When mobile was just taking off, Sachin advanced the field by creating products and platforms that individuals could easily incorporate into their daily lives, into their business lives. Now, he turns his product vision to online data. Sachin is creating powerful, slick solutions for the consumer and business audience; these are solutions that will become ubiquitous."

With over a decade of hi-tech product management experience, Kansal will be responsible for setting and executing the global product and design strategy at Kansal joins from Palm (now a division of Hewlett Packard), where he held various Product Management roles and was most recently Director of Product Management. While at Palm, Kansal launched over 20 high profile products worldwide, including the webOS operating system, the Palm Pre smartphone and the recent HP Touchpad tablet. Kansal's passion lies in simplifying end users' life by creating elegant solutions to their problems.

Brian Draves joins after seven years at data encryption company, PGP Corporation. As General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of PGP, Draves was responsible for all legal and human resource functions during the company's growth to four hundred employees in six countries and through the sale of PGP to Symantec Corporation for $300 million. Draves brings to his broad knowledge and expertise in privacy law, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, intellectual property, and corporate governance and compliance. continues its fast-paced growth, driving new customer and partner acquisition in its position as the leader in online reputation management and privacy control. In the past year, the company has received accolades for its mission and its product by organizations and publications including World Economic Forum, Gartner Inc., PCMagazine, American Business Association and JMP Securities. is a venture-backed company with funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins, JAFCO, Floodgate and August Capital.

About's mission is to empower individuals and businesses to control their privacy and reputation online. Formerly ReputationDefender, was founded in 2006 and is the pioneer of online reputation management solutions. The company is recognized by World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer 2011 for its global technology leadership and innovation. The privately held company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, has an office in Germany and serves customers in more than 100 countries.

Contact Information