Transcend recruit’s Ex-Twilio Lawyer Brandon Wiebe as Legal Chief

Transcend, a data privacy and compliance solutions firm, has tapped Twilio’s former lead product counsel Brandon Wiebe to serve as legal chief and head of privacy. 

As Transcend’s first-ever top lawyer, Wiebe will lead the San Francisco-based company’s legal and privacy efforts. Those privacy issues include managing opt-outs of targeted or behavioral advertising (which require complex client-side tracking and backend compliance), the increase in complexity and volume of data subject requests, and long-term solutions to handling cross-border data transfers and data regionalization.

Founded in 2017, Transcend offers a data privacy and compliance program platform for corporate legal, engineering and data governance departments. The company’s clients include financial services firm Robinhood Markets, crowdfunding platform Patreon and social audio app Clubhouse. 

“I’ve seen firsthand how privacy compliance continues to evolve from policies to complex technical implementations, and I know that companies need strong alignment between legal and engineering teams in order to solve today’s biggest compliance challenges and the next wave of regulations ahead,” Wiebe said in a statement. 

“I’m excited to guide Transcend’s legal organization and help the industry move to tech-forward approaches as the default privacy operating model,” Wiebe added. 

He most recently served as associate GC of privacy and product at cloud communications platform Twilio, which also is headquartered in San Francisco. He’d previously served in the same role at Segment, another data platform, which Twilio acquired in 2020 in a $3.2 billion deal. He joined Segment in 2018 as senior corporate counsel and worked his way up to the lead product and privacy role.

Earlier in his career, Wiebe served as a corporate counsel at Cox Automotive, as a privacy analyst for the University of California, San Francisco, and as an associate at San Francisco-based law firm Gagnier Margossian.


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