ZoomInfo, a GTM software, data and intelligence platform, named Simon McDougall as its first Chief Compliance Officer and expanded its global operations in London. McDougall brings more than two decades of international experience in data privacy and will oversee ZoomInfo’s compliance function.
Specifically, McDougall will help provide transparency around how ZoomInfo collects and uses its professional contact data and upholds individuals’ rights to privacy. He will help advise on best practices for ZoomInfo and its customers to remain at the forefront of privacy, building trust in how data is used and supporting compliance with the evolving range of privacy regulation around the world.
Most recently, McDougall was Deputy Commissioner for London’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), where he established new technology policy and innovation functions, directed work in areas such as artificial intelligence, adtech and competition and led its response to data usage in the U.K. to address the Covid-19 pandemic.
McDougall will be based out of the London office, as ZoomInfo plans to relocate some of its senior executives to the city throughout 2022 to help expand it sales and service capabilities locally and regionally.
“In Q3 2021, the international business at ZoomInfo grew over 80% year over year while our investment in our data assets outside of North America also nearly doubled throughout the year,” said Henry Schuck, Founder and CEO of ZoomInfo, in a statement. “We’re now in an even better position to build on our momentum there. We’re thrilled to welcome Simon as we continue to advance our leadership position in compliance and privacy, and we look forward to further expanding our team locally.”