About Us

Responsible data stewardship isn't just the right thing to do.

It’s good for business.

Oh… how the adoption and value of this principle has grown!

Our results in privacy and security are no secret. They come from working across departments with deep experience and by tailoring solutions for each client. To do that we listen, simplify the complex, navigate risks, stay practical and expertly guide you to meet the chaos of evolving laws and external threats.

That’s what we’re about. If that’s you too, let’s talk.

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Brad Kelso

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

As Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Privageo, Brad focuses on delivering solutions that address data compliance and risk management challenges to meet the increasing demands of data privacy and security.

With 20+ years in management roles at CoreLogic, Bank of America, Home Savings and Ellie Mae spanning Technology, Product Development and Finance, Brad excels at understanding the complexities and nuances of data privacy and security management. He’s unique in blending “deep-dive” capabilities and experience with a ‘real world’ practicality to every client engagement.

Outside Privageo, Brad invests time leading youth soccer since 1993 and also active in performing arts throughout Southern California.

Steve Kerler

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

As Managing Partner and Co-founder of Privageo, Steve is focused on raising privacy awareness, advising clients and maintaining a pulse on the ever-changing privacy & security landscape – inclusive of legal updates, client needs, technological advancements, and partnerships.

Over his 40+ year career, Steve has consulted with 50+ Fortune 500 companies across 20+ industries and business functions. He previously held executive roles at U.S. Foodservice, Pcubed (a global management consulting firm), and Mars, Inc.

Steve is a fervent believer that “good data stewardship builds trust which drives good business”. This passion led Steve to co-found PrivacyOC with Brad. He also served as the Co-Chair of the Orange County Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

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Sharon Matthews

VP, Operations & Engagements

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mark Kasperowicz

Director, Business Development

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Kristen Kerler

Director, Marketing & Operations

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Tod Gotori


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Alyssa Coon

Director, Privacy & Legal Solutions

Neil Sahota

AI Evangelist

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Shane Turer

Privacy Analyst

Cory Swartzbaugh

Privacy Analyst

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