Steve Kerler



Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Over his 30+ year career, Steve has delivered numerous large-scale change initiatives, both as a senior executive and management consultant. His experience includes work with 50+ Fortune 500 companies across 20+ industries and business functions. Steve’s fervent belief that “good data stewardship is good business!” led him to co-found Privageo, a Data Privacy solutions firm focused on helping companies build a “culture of privacy.” Steve is also a co-chairperson of the Orange County Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is the founder and organizer of Privacy OC, an online community built to serve data privacy professionals in Southern California. 


Prior to founding Privageo, Steve was Founder and Managing Partner of Tranceo (management consulting firm) and served as Senior Vice President of Operations for US Foodservice. He has also served as General Manager and Senior Vice President for the Western US at Pcubed (a global management consulting firm), and in a CIO role for two ($3B) North American divisions of Mars, Inc. 


Contributions by Steve Kerler

  • PII Data Discovery and Classification Panel Discussion
    Speaker at Virtual Houston KnowledgeNet: October 7, 2020
  • Embracing the Privacy Protection Mindset
    Speaker at Orange County KnowledgeNet: September 26, 2019