Field Chief Privacy Officer

Ron De Jesus is the Field Chief Privacy Officer at Transcend, the all-in-one data privacy and governance platform. As the industry’s first-ever Field CPO, Ron is responsible for leading Transcend’s privacy advocacy and evangelism efforts, working with privacy leaders across the industry to identify and promote governance strategies that reflect the complex and deeply technical demands of privacy.

Ron is also the founder and CEO of De Jesus Consulting, a boutique privacy consulting firm. Most recently, Ron served as Chief Privacy Officer at Grindr, the world’s largest social networking app for the LGBTQ+ community. Previously, Ron was Head of Privacy at Tinder, where he was responsible for developing and operationalizing the company’s GDPR strategy. Ron later led privacy strategy and operations for all North American brands owned and operated by Match Group, Inc., including Tinder, PlentyOfFish, OKCupid,, and Hinge.

Prior to Tinder, Ron was the Global Privacy Director for Tapestry, Inc., based in New York, where he developed its global privacy program and managed privacy compliance efforts across brands. Ron also previously served as Privacy Director for American Express’ Global Network Services. In 2013, Ron helped establish PwC's Data Protection & Privacy Practice in New York, where he led privacy engagements globally. Prior to PwC, Ron was a Privacy Manager at Deloitte, and in his early career, Ron consulted for Anzen, Inc., a boutique data privacy firm based in Toronto.

Ron sits on the IAPP Publications Board, leads the IAPP Diversity in Privacy Section, co-authored the latest Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) textbook, and also serves as an IAPP Training Partner and Faculty Member. Ron also co-leads the LGBTQ Privacy & Tech Network where he organizes charity events during privacy conferences in support of LGBTQ youth causes.


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