• Data Privacy Advisory Senior Director

    Job Locations US-NY-New York | US-NY-New York | US-FL-Tampa | US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/22/2019 4:47 PM)
    # of Openings
    Security and Privacy Consulting
  • Overview

    Focal Point Data Risk is a new type of risk management firm, one that delivers a unified approach to addressing data risk through a unique combination of service offerings. Focal Point has brought together industry-leading expertise in cyber security, identity governance and access management, data privacy and analytics, internal audit, and hands-on training services, giving companies everything they need to plan and develop effective risk and security programs. By integrating these services, we provide our clients with the flexible support they need to protect and leverage data across any part of their organization. Simply put, Focal Point is the next generation of risk management.


    Focal Point’s Data Privacy Practice Senior Director will oversee dynamic teams of experts in privacy operations, compliance, information technology, and cybersecurity as they work to solve emerging privacy challenges for Fortune 1000 clients. The Senior Director is responsible for all aspects of practice management, including client relationship management, business development, staff mentorship, and interfacing with internal teams (HR, Accounting, Marketing, etc.) and executive leadership. The Data Privacy Senior Director will join a growing privacy team with marquee clients in most industry verticals. They must have an eye toward service line innovation and a desire to move faster than the pace of change in the industry. 



    • Assist in the rapid growth of Focal Point’s national Data Privacy practice, reporting directly to senior executives
    • Support the continuous refinement and integration of Focal Point’s privacy-focused services, including GDPR/CCPA compliance, data mapping, and third-party risk management
    • Innovate and lead the development of new offerings based on market trends and client demands
    • Lead privacy and/or security reviews including regulatory and industry assessments (HIPAA, NIST, GDPR, CCPA, etc.), risk analyses, information inventory and data mappings, vendor management assessments, and additional privacy or security compliance related projects
    • Serve as a thought leader internally and externally on changes in the privacy, technology, and regulatory landscape, presenting to industry groups and professional associations
    • Work closely with Focal Point leaders in cybersecurity, GRC, identity and access management, and other domains to deliver integrated, multi-discipline solutions to clients
    • Support business development initiatives (i.e. sales and solution-design meetings, proposal/SOW development, negotiating, and contracting)
    • Recruit and lead, manage and mentor a diverse team of privacy professionals across the U.S.
    • Oversee client engagements, and serve as escalation path for client sponsors
    • Perform quality assurance on all final client deliverables
    • Prepare and communicate comprehensive, high-quality and timely deliverables that exceed client expectations, including reports and presentations
    • Administrative responsibilities associated with the management of consulting practice


    Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise practice/regional offices, including large teams of managers and staff.  Responsible for supervising client-facing activities as well as general office/practice management.



    • At least 8 years of privacy, security, information technology audit or compliance program experience
    • Previous management experience within the consulting industry, or demonstrated experience leading large, diverse teams in privacy or cybersecurity required
    • Demonstrated experience in solution innovation, either in public practice or industry
    • Demonstrated thought leadership via external publications, analyst relations, or conference presentations


    Technical Requirements:

    • Deep, functional expertise in one or more industries (e.g. Financial services, retail, healthcare, technology, etc.)
    • Superior technical skills relating to performing and managing various types of privacy, security, and compliance projects
    • Deep expertise with local and global privacy and compliance standards, such as HIPAA, GLBA, NIST, GDPR, CCPA, etc.
    • Deep understanding of the operational use of data within corporate environments
    • Effective presentation and writing skills with a focus on a CxO-level audience
    • Security-first mindset and an understanding of security and privacy trends and best practices



    • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience.
    • Relevant professional designations or certifications (i.e. CIPP, CISSP, etc.)


    Travel Required: Up to 35% travel may be required


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