Commvault hires legal and compliance chief

Jan 18, 2022
Danielle Sheer was previously general counsel at Bottomline

Nasdaq-listed Commvault has hired Danielle Sheer as chief legal and compliance officer. She now heads up the data services company’s global legal and compliance teams and its governance, commercial, intellectual property and privacy programs.

Sheer was previously general counsel at financial technology services company Bottomline and at cloud-backup software as a service provider Carbonite. According to her LinkedIn profile, she began her legal career with Willkie Farr & Gallagher. She serves on the board of directors of LinkSquares, the leadership board at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and on the steering committee for general counsel community platform TechGC.

According to Commvault, Sheer’s experience includes data privacy, leading IPOs and other major strategic transactions, and advising management and boards on governance and shareholder matters.

Sanjay Mirchandani, president and CEO of Commvault, says in a statement: ‘Data management, protection and governance has never been more complex or more critical. Danielle’s proven strategic leadership and deep experience managing complex global data privacy directives and cultures will enable us to set new standards and widen our lead as a trusted partner in this industry.’

Sheer says in the announcement: ‘Enterprises globally understand that data drives business and appreciate that threats to their data – like ransomware – are significant and growing. The need for secure, intelligent data services is greater than ever. I am honored to join Sanjay and the Commvault leadership team in helping customers succeed in a data-driven world.’

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