Commvault appoints data privacy expert as chief legal officer

Tinton Falls-based data management software company Commvault announced that Danielle Sheer has been appointed as its newest chief legal and compliance officer. Sheer will lead the company’s global legal and compliance teams and its governance, commercial, intellectual property and privacy programs.

“Data management, protection and governance has never been more complex or more critical,” said Sanjay Mirchandani, CEO and president, Commvault. “Danielle’s proven strategic leadership and deep experience managing complex global data privacy directives and cultures will enable us to set new standards and widen our lead as a trusted partner in this industry.”

Sheer has repeatedly scaled data privacy and other global legal operations for public technology companies, led IPOs and transformative strategic transactions and integrations, and advised management and boards on governance and shareholder matters for Software-as-a-Service and software technology firms.

“Enterprises globally understand that data drives business and appreciate that threats to their data — like ransomware — are significant and growing. The need for secure, intelligent data services is greater than ever. I am honored to join Sanjay and the Commvault leadership team in helping customers succeed in a data-driven world,” Sheer added.

Sheer previously served as general counsel at financial technology services company Bottomline and at cloud-backup SaaS solutions provider Carbonite. She currently serves on the board of directors of LinkSquares; the leadership board at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and on the Steering Committee for TechGC.