Meet the Board

Our Governors

The xDTM Standard Association is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and empowering organizations and consumers so they can conduct critical business online – securely and confidently. The Association is led by a Governing Board composed of leaders from diverse industries and prestigious global enterprises who are thought leaders in the field of information technology.

Chairman of the Board


Reggie Davis

General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, DocuSign

Reggie Davis leads DocuSign’s award-winning legal team in driving acceptance and adoption of digital signatures and transactions across business, industry, and the public sector. Prior to joining DocuSign, Reggie served as general counsel and EVP at Zynga where he successfully brokered 48 acquisitions that led to the expansion of 32 offices worldwide and oversaw the third-largest technology IPO in Silicon Valley history. In 2012, Reggie’s team was named “Most Innovative Legal Team” by Inside Counsel Magazine, and the Silicon Valley Business Journal honored Reggie as “General Counsel of the Year.”

Board Members


Bret Arsenault

Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft

Bret Arsenault is responsible for enterprise-wide information security, compliance, and business continuity efforts. He leads a global team of security professionals focused on information protection, assessment, awareness, governance, and business continuity. His role and extensive experience in network computing, distributed processing, security, and Web-based solutions makes him a highly sought-after speaker. Bret also serves at the executive level with Microsoft customers and partners, holding advisory board roles with government agencies, security companies, and other high-profile organizations.

Purdue University

Dr. Arden Lee Bement, Jr.

Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Director of the Global Policy Research Institute, Purdue University

Arden Lee Bement, Jr. has a long career as both an engineer and a scientist. He is a former director of the National Science Foundation and is the founding director of the new Global Policy Research Institute at Purdue University. Arden’s experience as director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology gives him unique expertise in setting widely used standards. His experience also includes leadership positions in organizations such as NASA, MIT, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He holds a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering.


Rob B. Carter

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, FedEx Corporation

Rob Carter brings over 30 years of IT systems development and implementation experience to the xDTM Governing Board. He currently serves as executive vice president of FedEx Information Services as well as chief information officer of FedEx Corporation. In these roles, Rob is responsible for steering the direction of all technologies at FedEx, as well as guiding the corporation’s key applications and technology infrastructure. Rob is a three-time recipient of the Information Week Chief of the Year award and a six-time recipient of CIO magazine’s 100 Award.


Jeremy Crawford

Executive Director, Real Estate Standards Organization

As the executive director of the nonprofit Real Estate Standards Organization, Jeremy sits at the helm of one of the real estate industry’s most exciting organizations, responsible for the creation, promotion, and adoption of standards that are fueling innovation and helping to streamline real estate transactions. He has more than 20 years of information technology experience in the real estate, financial services, legal, insurance, and education sectors. Previously, Jeremy was the chief operations officer for MLSListings Inc. and won the San Diego Information Technology Executive of the year award in 2010, while he was chief information officer for Sandicor, Inc.


Rick Echevarria

Vice President, Intel Security Group

Rick Echevarria is vice president of the Intel security group and general manager of the Intel Security Platforms Group. He is leading Intel’s efforts to transform security across the computing landscape and bring to market the value and promise of hardware-enhanced security. Rick is responsible for building the connections across Intel’s portfolio of security assets:  from silicon to software, while also driving security platform innovation and differentiation that spans IOT, wearables, mobile, PCs, data center, and cloud security.


Robert Goldberg


Robert Goldberg is the CEO of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), representing more than 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. A 25-year veteran of NAR, he previously served as senior vice president of sales and marketing, business development and strategic investments, and professional development and conventions for NAR. Additionally, Robert is the president and CEO for the REALTORS Information Network (RIN), a for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of NAR.


Tom Gonser

Founder DocuSign

Tom Gonser founded DocuSign in 2003 with the goal of helping individuals and enterprises transact business more efficiently and securely with electronic signatures. Tom invented the cloud-based electronic signature and has continually evolved DocuSign’s offering into a full Digital Transaction Management platform that serves all users from consumers to the largest multinational companies around the world. Before starting DocuSign, Tom was founder, president, and CEO at NetUPDATE, a leading online transaction management system that handled millions of mortgage transactions yearly.


Clive Gringras

Partner and International Head of Technology Group, Olswang

A partner at Olswang since 2000, Clive is an international-facing commercial and contentious technology lawyer. Global 100 companies trust him on high-stakes matters ranging from first-of-a-kind litigation to tech-rich cross-border transactions. He’s particularly experienced working with U.S. companies looking to rollout their technology and e-commerce offerings across EMEA and on the practical implications of data protection and privacy legislation. Clive is one of only 15 technology partners top-ranked by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 and was awarded Microsoft’s inaugural Law Firm Leader of the Year. He’s the author of The Laws of the Internet, the only UK judicially acclaimed text on the subject.

Dow Jones

Jaswinder Hayre

CISO, Dow Jones & Company

Jaswinder Hayre is the CISO of Dow Jones & Company, with responsibility for developing and executing a strategy to protect the enterprise and customer-facing products. He’s worked to unify the company’s disparate security practices into a modern, unified framework built to maintain the trust of customers in consumer brands like the Wall Street Journal and business-to-business brands like Factiva and Risk and Compliance. Jas leads the GRC, secure design and architecture, and security operations teams.


Michael R. Higgins

Chief Information Security Officer, NBCUniversal

Mike Higgins is a veteran security executive with more than 20 years of experience in commercial and Federal Government roles. Today Mike serves as the CISO for NBCUniversal, leading the company’s information security programs. Previously Mike held executive security positions at The New York Times and LexisNexis. For more than a decade prior, Mike was an executive security consultant to the Global Fortune 500. Mike received his Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and his Masters’ from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.


Kai Jacob

Head of Global Contract Management Services, SAP

Kai, a lawyer by education, joined SAP in 2008 and heads the global contract management services team. In 2015, he assumed additional responsibility for legal information management, supporting the digital transformation of the legal function. Kai and his team built SAP’s central contract layer to cover all the company’s contracts (except HR), providing full insight into SAP’s contract landscape and greatly improving the creation and lifecycle management processes. Kai also serves on the board of directors of IACCM; regularly speaks at conferences; and engages in roundtables and nonprofit initiatives in support of his “Liquid Legal” vision. His book, Liquid Legal, will launch Fall 2016.

Parkview Health

Darrell Keeling

Vice President, Information Security and HIPAA Security Officer, Parkview Health

Darrell Keeling is vice president, information security and HIPAA security officer for Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He’s a veteran information security executive that has experience spanning across a variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, finance, manufacturing, government, and higher education. Darrell is a recognized technology and security expert with a history of developing innovative and transformational technology and strategies for organizations of all sizes. He holds top IT security, audit, and control credentials and is an adjunct instructor for Carnegie Mellon University’s chief information security officer program.


Dr. Eiji Kuwana

Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Security Officer, NTT Advanced Technology Corp.

Eiji Kuwana joined NTT Laboratories in 1984, and has since held positions of increasing responsibility in research, engineering, and management. He led the R&D team as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTTI³). NTTI3 is the Silicon Valley-based R&D arm of the NTT Group, a global leader in information and communications technology. He also oversaw formulating strategic plans for innovative cloud and cyber security R&D projects as the general manager of the NTT Laboratories in Tokyo.


Alex Lange

CEO, UpstreamRE

Alex is president and CEO of UpstreamRE, a comprehensive data management project for the benefit of the real estate industry, and an experienced C-level operator and investor with over two decades of experience on both sides of the table, including two successful exits, four acquisitions, and countless integrations. A former army paratrooper and graduate of Harvard’s general management program, Alex developed a unique grasp of how to best optimize industry data as an asset during his tenure as operating partner with NAR’s strategic investment arm, CTO at Market Leader, and co-founder of Roost.


Kevin Mahaffrey

Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer, LookOut

Kevin Mahaffrey is an entrepreneur and technologist with a background in mobile and Web technology, security, and privacy. He is the CTO of Lookout, a company dedicated to making the world a safer place as it becomes more connected. He co-founded Lookout in 2007 and is responsible for driving Lookout’s technology to protect people from current and future threats while keeping the product simple and easy to use. He started building software when he was eight years old, and it has been a love affair ever since. Kevin is a frequent speaker on security, privacy, mobile, and other topics.

Purdue University

Gerry McCartney

Chief Information Officer,
Purdue University

Gerry McCartney serves as system CIO and is responsible for overseeing Purdue University’s information technology organization. Under Gerry’s leadership, Purdue has developed the nation’s largest campus cyberinfrastructure for research, with five supercomputers listed in the internationally known Top500 list.  During his tenure, Gerry has developed some of the nation’s most advanced learning and classroom technologies.  He is also an associate professor in Purdue’s College of Technology and recipient of the Olga Oesterle England Professorship of Information Technology.

DLA Piper

Rena Mears

Principal, DLA Piper, LLP

Rena Mears is a principal at DLA Piper, LLP, focusing on privacy, cyber risk, and data security. She advises companies and boards on effective methods for addressing data asset risk while operating in complex business and regulatory environments, and helps them develop, implement, and evaluate data risk mitigation strategies, enterprise security and privacy programs, and more. Rena also regularly speaks on subjects such as enterprise security and privacy programs, cybersecurity and breach response, data asset management and protection, third-party risk, and customer trust.


Randy Miskanic

CISO, US Postal Service (USPS)

Randy Miskanic directs the Postal Services’ investment in digital product development and aligned innovation strategy with customer demand for secure digital communications and experiences. Previously, Randy advanced the capability of the USPS to conduct cyber investigations, respond to malware and network attacks, and analyze digital evidence. Randy led an initiative that protected thousands of US citizens from exposure to fraud with the seizure of over $1 billion in counterfeit financial instruments. Randy holds a BS in computer and information sciences from the University of Pittsburgh.

Linklaters LLP

Mark Nuttall

Partner, Linklaters LLP

Mark is an award-winning structured finance lawyer who has worked on some of the highest profile infrastructure acquisitions and financings in recent years. He leads the Linklaters’ social finance practice and is committed to Linklaters’ aim of using Fintech to help clients. Mark headed the implementation of eSigning across Linklaters and has directed the promotion of its use and acceptance in the city law firms. In addition, Mark is involved in Linklaters’ block chain initiative and has been mandated on the leading transaction in this sector.


Natalie Pageler, MD

CMIO and Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics – Critical Care, Stanford Children’s Health

Natalie Pageler is a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Stanford University and medical director of clinical informatics at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. As co-chair of the clinical decision support committee, Natalie oversees the development and maintenance of clinical decision support tools within the electronic medical record. These tools are designed to enhance patient safety and efficiency and the quality of care. Currently, her research focuses on how these tools affect clinician knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors; clinical outcomes; and health care delivery.


Tom Pageler

Chief Risk Officer and Chief Security Officer, Neustar

Tom Pageler has over 15 years of experience in information and physical security. Tom joined Neustar as chief risk officer and chief security officer in 2016. Before Neustar. Tom served as chief risk officer for DocuSign where he transformed the information security department into a broader strategic risk management organization. Prior to DocuSign, Tom was the deputy CISO at JPMorgan Chase, working to strengthen cyber security, fraud prevention, and protective intelligence. Tom also worked at Visa where he helped launch the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. Before moving to the private sector, Tom was a U.S. Secret Service special agent and established the San Francisco Electronic Crimes Task Force. Tom holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and an MPA from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.


Jonathan Palma, MD, MS

Medical Director, Analytics, Stanford Children’s Health

Jon Palma is a clinical assistant professor of neonatology at Stanford University and serves as medical director of clinical informatics and analytics at Stanford Children’s Health. His informatics efforts focus on providing actionable information from an enterprise data warehouse and applying text and predictive analytics to the data. Jon’s goal is to integrate these technologies into clinical workflow to enhance the quality and safety of healthcare. He received his MD from the University of Florida College of Medicine, completed his clinical training at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, and received his MS in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford.


Eduardo Perez

Senior Vice President, Risk Strategy, Visa

For the past 12 years, Eduardo has led teams responsible for client risk engagement, payment system security, third-party agent risk, cyber security investigations, and credit settlement risk.  Notably, Eduardo and his teams have developed and executed industry-leading strategies to eliminate, protect, and devalue payment data.  Prior to Visa, he was with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  Eduardo holds the CFA designation, a BA in economics from the UC Berkeley, and an MS in public policy from Harvard University.


Scott Petry

Cofounder and CEO, Authentic8

Scott Petry is cofounder and CEO of Authentic8, Inc. Prior to Authentic8, Scott founded Postini and held a variety of C-level roles until its acquisition by Google in 2007. At acquisition, he was executive vice president of product development and chief technology officer. He served as director of product management at Google until 2009. Prior to Postini, Scott was general manager and vice president of Cygnus Solutions (acquired by Redhat), director of advanced messaging products at SkyTel, and a product manager at Apple Computer in the newton and the networking and communications groups.


Robert D. Rodriguez

Chairman and Founder, Security Innovation Network (SINET)

Robert Rodriguez is chairman and founder of the Security Innovation Network (SINET). An international community builder whose mission is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat cybersecurity threats, SINET connects the ecosystem of the entrepreneur, academia, science, private industry, investment banking, system integration, policy, innovators, venture capital, and federal government agencies.  He serves on the Board of Advisors for The Chertoff Group and the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Board of Directors.

DLA Piper

Margo Tank

Partner, DLA Piper (U.S.) LLP

Margo Tank is a partner of DLA Piper (U.S.) LLP. She advises financial services providers, commercial enterprises, and technology companies on structuring business programs and online platforms in compliance with the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), as well as compliance with state and federal laws governing electronic and mobile financial services and asset value transfer transactions, including laws on privacy and data security, electronic record management, money transmission, and other payment methods, such as virtual currency, advertising, and unfair or deceptive acts and practices.


Wiebe van der Horst

SVP Process & Enterprise Architecture, CIO, and Managing Director, BASF

Wiebe van der Horst is senior vice president global process and enterprise architecture (BASF Information Services and Supply Chain Operations), CIO (BASF), and managing director (BASF Business Services GmbH). Before joining the BASF Group in April 2008, Wiebe worked as a senior executive at CIBA Specialty Chemicals, Novartis, and Ciba-Geigy in Switzerland for over 20 years. At BASF, he’s responsible for the global business process management, enterprise architecture, cyber security, process and project deployment, and process audits. His work focuses mainly on the continuous development of the BASF Group’s IT strategy.

HP Enterprise

Brett Wahlin

Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Brett Wahlin is a security industry veteran with more than 26 years of experience leading large enterprise information security architecture, policy, operations, and development organizations. Prior to his current tenure at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Brett was vice president and CISO at both Sony Network Entertainment and McAfee, where he was responsible for corporate security, including information protection, network security, threat analysis, and security policy. He also served as CISO at Los Alamos National Laboratory and vice president of security architecture and development at Wells Fargo.


Toru Yamauchi

Managing Director and Head of the Internet Trust Center, JIPDEC

Toru Yamauchi is the managing director and head of the Internet Trust Center at JIPDEC, a nonprofit foundation focused on the safe and efficient use of digital information in Japan. He has held increasingly senior positions in the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) for over 30 years. Toru oversees JIPDEC’s JCAN Certificate program, an electronic certificate framework for evaluating cloud computing and digital contract services.


Jason Zann

Vice President and Head of Platform, RiskIQ

Jason Zann is a seasoned security expert with over 20 years of experience executing global business strategy and expanding the adoption of the RiskIQ platform. RiskIQ identifies enterprise risks outside the firewall via an automated platform that discovers, scans, and detects threats on websites and mobile apps. The company’s cloud service is used by eight of the ten largest financial institutions in the U.S. Prior to RiskIQ, Jason held various security-related strategy and leadership positions at iSIGHT Partners, DST Systems, ERUCES, Canaudit, UMB Bank, and Q-Networks.

Association Management


Heather Petersen

Executive Director, xDTM Standard Association

As executive director of the xDTM Standard Association, Heather Petersen is responsible for successfully leading and managing the organization and aligning with the strategic direction set by the Association’s Board. In addition to acting as a spokesperson for the Association and orchestrating Association meetings, Heather oversees the planning, implementation, and evaluation of its programs and services. In this role, Heather has led the development of the xDTM Standard v. 1.0 and the buildout of the association’s board. She also developed – and continues to refine – the Association’s strategic and operational plans in partnership with the Association’s Board.