Conga Hires Security Heavyweight Mary Sparks as Vice President of Privacy and Compliance
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Conga Further Builds its Best-in-Breed Information Security and Privacy Program
BROOMFIELD, CO – March 22, 2018 – Conga, the global leader in Intelligent Document Automation, today announced the appointment of Mary Sparks as the company’s new vice president of privacy and compliance. Sparks will focus on global data privacy and compliance concerns including; GDPR, vendor management, cross-border data transfer agreements, and strategies to expand the company’s product compliance efforts through assessments and certifications.
Sparks is a well-regarded expert in the data protection landscape and has over 14 years of dedicated experience in the space. She is one of less than 600 Fellows of Information Privacy across the globe via the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is also the co-founder and a former board member of the Colorado Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance. In addition, Sparks holds numerous industry certifications and memberships from recognized privacy and security-focused thought leadership organizations.
“The addition of Mary will add to our already remarkable security and compliance team, which maintains Conga’s comprehensive security and privacy programs and protects our customers’ data at all levels,” said Travis Howe, CISO at Conga. “Not only does Mary have a true knack for security, but she is a fantastic communicator, leader and all-around people person – attributes that make her a perfect fit at a company like Conga.”
Most recently, Sparks served as deputy chief global compliance officer at CSG International, the world’s second-largest provider of Business Support Systems software and services. In that role, she led several Privacy and Compliance programs and initiatives. Prior to that, Sparks was director of compliance at ViaWest (now Flexential), where she was responsible for directing the information security compliance program for one of the largest privately-held colocation, managed services, and cloud providers in North America.
“Even before I officially joined the Conga team, it was clear just how much the company prioritizes and understands the serious challenges that organizations today face when it comes to security, privacy and compliance,” said Sparks. “I couldn’t be more excited to lead the company’s privacy and compliance efforts and ensure its thousands of customers feel confident that their data is safe, secure and compliant throughout the entire document process.”
The announcement of Spark’s hire comes at exciting time for Conga, as the company recently agreed to acquire Octiv, an industry-leading provider of web-based document solutions, and launched its new eSignature product, Conga Sign. Customers and partners are invited to meet Mary at Conga’s annual user conference, Conga Connect, April 3-4 in Chicago. For more details, visit www.congaconnect.com.
Conga® developed its suite of enterprise-grade Intelligent Document Automation solutions to help businesses optimize their CRM investments. The Conga Suite, which includes Conga Composer, Conga Contracts, Conga ActionGrid, and Conga Sign, simplifies and automates data, documents, contracts, signing, and reporting.
As a Salesforce Platinum ISV Partner, Conga is committed to providing its customers with enterprise-grade infrastructure, security and solutions. In fact, more than 650,000 users in 85 countries across all industries rely on Conga applications to fully utilize their Salesforce data, including Hilton Worldwide, Schumacher Group, and CBRE.
The company is privately-held and based in Colorado with global operations in the UK and Australia. Learn more at getconga.com or follow Conga on Twitter: @getconga.
Anna Reinhard, 971-361-9604