Who we are

OUR TEAM

We are geeks. We are passionate, spirited, individuals that seek fulfillment at work, in an environment that is inclusive and supportive of us as whole individuals. We are motivated to do good work by the mission of the company, and work hard to have a hand in improving the relationship between privacy and data.

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Meet our team

Gabrielle Buzaid

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Seattle, WA

Gabrielle Buzaid

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Seattle, WA

Gabrielle is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans. She has over seven years in the service industry. Prior to working with Privacy Dynamics, she worked on a community management team for WeWork. At Privacy Dynamics, Gabrielle is responsible for administrative and operations support. She loves her role with Privacy Dynamics because it allows her to get to know each team member on a personal level. In my off time, you can find her attempting new recipes in her kitchen, keeping her house plants alive, or attending a live music show.


Ted Conbeer

CHIEF DATA OFFICER

Boulder, CO

Ted Conbeer

CHIEF DATA OFFICER

Boulder, CO

Ted has spent the last 15 years working as an analyst, partnering with the rest of the business to help everyone make better decisions and build better processes to move faster, serve more customers, and improve efficiency. Prior to Privacy Dynamics, Ted was SVP of Strategy and Data at MakeSpace, where he guided the growth of the business for 7 years, and where he was an early adopter of dbt and the Modern Data Stack. While Ted leads the internal analytics efforts at Privacy Dynamics, he is also an archetypical customer with a lot of relationships in the data community. Because of this, he leads the advocacy and alliance efforts, as well. He loves enabling people and making them successful, and that applies to Privacy Dynamic’s teammates, customers, and broader community members. Ted’s two young children have displaced most of his hobbies, but he still likes to sometimes hike, mountain bike, rock climb, run, bake sourdough bread (and beignets), play ukulele, and take photographs.


John Craft

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Seattle, WA

John Craft

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Seattle, WA

CTO of Privacy Dynamics, John Craft has spent over 20 years leading teams of engineers at O’Connor’s, now Thomson Reuters. With John's leadership, his teams were able to build next generation search and discovery solutions, forms and contract automation, and recommendation systems for practicing attorneys. Applications designed to provide answers rather than links were a hallmark of John’s work, surfacing relevant rules, statutes, and case law to help attorneys shape strategies and win cases. John enjoys bringing people together to solve hard problems and build amazing software. He joined Privacy Dynamics with a shared vision of making data privacy-safe and usable. In his spare time, John enjoys pushing the limits in endurance races of all kinds and adventuring with his wife.


Peggy Fidelman

SENIOR DATA SCIENTIST

Austin, TX

Peggy Fidelman

SENIOR DATA SCIENTIST

Austin, TX

Peggy’s career has spanned software engineering, machine learning, and data science. She has worked in academia and in startups building machine learning and statistical models for a variety of applications, including robotics, healthcare, automated stock trading, and consumer-focused recommendation systems. She also spent 6 years as a backend software engineer at Ansys, where she designed and maintained APIs that connect physics simulators to a variety of different frontends. At Privacy Dynamics, Peggy is responsible for improving and extending the core anonymization algorithm, as well as its connections to other parts of the pipeline. She loves being part of building technology that can make ethical data use easier for fellow data professionals. In her free time, Peggy enjoys discovering new music, spending time in nature, and going on adventures with her dog.


Blake Freeny

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Houston, TX

Blake Freeny

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Houston, TX

Blake has over 5 years experience working as a software developer in the legal, oil and gas, and now data privacy sectors. At Privacy Dynamics, Blake is a backend engineer working with various pieces of the app framework, including API, database, task scheduling, and privacy reporting concerns. In his free time, Blake likes to get outside and run, read, and tinker with home automation projects.


Katherine Ford Hokamp

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Johnstown, CO

Katherine Ford Hokamp

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Johnstown, CO

Katherine worked with John and Will at O'Connors, now Thompson Reuters, and later at the American Water Works Association. She has worked for Privacy Dynamics since November 2020. Katherine is a backend engineer, currently working mostly on API design and distributed task processing at Privacy Dynamics. She enjoys breaking down complicated problems. Outside of work, Katherine likes hiking, cycling, spending time with her family and animals, and befriending zookeepers.


Kiran Indukuri

PRINCIPAL SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Hyderabad, INDIA

Kiran Indukuri

PRINCIPAL SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Hyderabad, INDIA

Kiran Indukuri developed software for 18 years in various companies including Capital One, Amazon, Hitachi, Teradata and Tableau. His experience spans diverse domains including Bioinformatics, Financial Services, Analytics Infrastructure and Cloud Services. While at Teradata, he was part of the founding team of Backup Service, and later led the team in supporting several Fortune 500 customers in both AWS and Azure platforms. At Privacy Dynamics, Kiran is responsible for designing and maintaining our cloud infrastructure for SaaS and Cloudprem offerings. He loves the breadth of cutting-edge technologies in the infrastructure space and applying them. He Loves Frisbee, and enjoys playing the game with his daughter and nephews.


Brooke McGregor

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Spokane, WA

Brooke McGregor

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Spokane, WA

After years in Education Administration, Brooke made a career change to coding and never looked back. She attended Epicodus in Portland in 2018, followed by earning a spot in Portland’s Emerging Leader’s in Tech cohort. Since then, she has worked at a digital agency as a front-end engineer, implementing application redesigns and modernization. Brooke is a front-end software engineer at Privacy Dynamics. She enjoys solving problems: being creative while also challenged. Brooke likes to do house projects, hang out with her husband and their two dogs, or work on art projects while listening to a good audio book.


Craig Schlegelmilch

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Craig Schlegelmilch

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Craig has 22 years of experience designing, architecting and engineering software systems. Most of Craig's time has been as a consultant, helping customers deal with complex data needs including data modeling, management and integration strategies. Craig also has extensive experience in API design and management, particularly for public consumption. As a backend engineer, Craig spends a lot of time integrating third services to our products. He also loves tools, so he spends a lot of time thinking about and fiddling with various tools that make our internal and external processes faster, cleaner and more headache-free. If it requires more cowbell, Craig's the guy to take it on. Craig finds too much interesting and also has no attention span. He is currently spending (not enough) time training for duathlons, tasting whisky, learning about F1 cars and trying to master the art of 3D printing with his 9 year-old son. While failing in all of it, he's loving every minute of it.


Graham Thompson

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Seattle, WA

Graham Thompson

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Seattle, WA

Founder and CEO of Privacy Dynamics, Graham Thompson and has spent over 12 years within the tech industry. After earning his MBA at the University of San Francisco, Graham joined Microsoft where he helped enterprise and public sector customers navigate privacy regulations like GDPR as they moved workloads to Azure. Graham spearheaded several privacy research engagements with Microsoft Research and the academic community, which led to innovations such as SmartNoise, an open source toolkit that injects noise into data to prevent the disclosure of sensitive information and manage exposure risk. Inspired by growing concern over the collection and use of personal information, Graham founded Privacy Dynamics to make privacy a more reasonable task for data teams to put into their daily practice. Graham believes that startup life doesn’t have to be a miserable grind, and in fact can be the most fun job in the world. He balances the demands of building Privacy Dynamics by tackling 2,000 piece lego sets with his kids, or getting deep into the mountains on a pair of skis.


Will Thompson

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

Austin, TX

Will Thompson

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

Austin, TX

Will has over 15 years of experience designing and implementing complex applications. In his previous role, he focused heavily on search, recommendation, and content processing systems while building out the digital legal research platform for O'Connor's (now owned by Thomson Reuters). At Privacy Dynamics, while leading engineering solution designs and being very tedious, his data is more tabular, and his computations are more numerical, but maintenance and performance are still key. When Will isn't building software, he might be found making coffee, eating tacos, or shaking his fist at clouds.


Lynn Trickey

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Seattle, WA

Lynn Trickey

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Seattle, WA

Lynn is a software engineer and improviser from Seattle Washington, with a background in acting and writing. After years of juggling several part time jobs to support her artistic endeavors, she applied for Ada Developer's Academy: a program for Women and Gender diverse folks to become Software Engineers. Lynn found being a Software Engineer satisfied both her love of problem solving and building things.
Lynn is currently working on the front end application. She enjoys taking pieces from designers and APIs from the backend engineers and putting them together to create a functional product. It's very satisfying to see a working product come together in front of my eyes. She teaches and performs improv comedy around Seattle, and also loves roller skating and pole dancing.


Mike Wagner

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Houston, TX

Mike Wagner

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Houston, TX

Mike has spent his entire career in software engineering across a variety of platforms, technologies, and industries. His projects have ranged from wholesale logistics and operations to reservoir modeling, print production management, energy trading and now data anonymization. Mike's primary role has been developing and implementing a strategy to incorporate various repositories and databases such as Snowflake, Postgres, Redshift, and S3 into the Privacy Dynamics workflow. His focus is to synthesize communication into and out of these disparate data sources and develop API endpoints for processing and retrieving data. Mike has a family with two daughters. When Mike is not with his family music is his passion. Mike contributes to music podcasts, has written several songs, produced an album of original material and event written and released a couple of Christmas songs. He hopes to release more music in the near future even if he will be the only one to listen to it.


Brett Westover

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Lodi, CA

Brett Westover

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Lodi, CA

Brett has served as a user advocate and a finder of solutions for a wide range of businesses ranging from well known internet companies to food manufacturers. At GitHub he built tools for managing the release of their on-prem product. Brett builds and documents the tools and technologies that enable Privacy Dynamics to be used in private clouds. He loves to enable customers to succeed and has found that removing friction and taking customer feedback is essential to achieving this. When he's not making the computers go beep-boop, he's making dad jokes that annoy his wife and two kids. He also kayaks leisurely on a river, codes games with the kids, or makes (and eats) pizza.

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