BigID, data-centric personal data privacy and protection company, announced the appointment of Roger Hale to Chief Security Officer. As CSO, Roger brings more than 35 years of information security experience spanning venture capital, cloud, data management and more.

At BigID, Roger will be responsible for leading initiatives related to security and risk management, internal compliance, product innovation and industry evangelism. Prior to BigID, Roger served as CISO-in-Residence at YL Ventures, advising early-stage startups on ideation support, product incubation and driving sales growth. Before joining YL Ventures, Roger was the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Informatica, helping to build and lead security initiatives to bolster Informatica’s big data platform. He also previously served as the CISO at Inkling, and held senior leadership positions at Lending Club and Symantec.

“The breadth of Roger’s expertise makes him an ideal candidate to accelerate BigID’s security initiatives'' said Dimitri Sirota, Co-founder and CEO of BigID. “He has a proven track record of spearheading robust in-house security policies and security-focused innovation, and will serve as a crucial member of our team as BigID enters its next stage of corporate growth.”

Roger’s legacy in technology and information security extends across multiple verticals, including financial services, healthcare, eCommerce, biotech, and education. He has a proven track record of delivering effective strategies that align information lifecycle management with specialized business objectives, information assurance, and risk management.