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About Osano

Get to Know Osano

Meet the company dedicated to simplifying privacy compliance so companies can stay compliant, increase trust, and do the right thing.

Our Story

Doing Well by Doing Good

One line of JavaScript on your website, and you're compliant with the data privacy laws of 50+ countries. iOS and Android developers will love how easy it is to rapidly add privacy controls to your iOS and Android apps using the Osano privacy SDKs.

Why We’re Here

Osano was founded in October of 2018 by CEO Arlo Gilbert and CTO Scott Hertel. Earlier that year, they watched in disbelief as members of the U.S. Congress questioned technology leaders about online data privacy. It was clear then, just as it's clear now, that even the best and brightest officials lacked essential knowledge about how data is stored and shared—and if they were confused, then businesses must be as well. 

 

Arlo and Scott quickly learned they were right. When it comes to data privacy, doing the right thing can be complicated. Increasingly complex new and updated laws are being implemented across geographies. Organizations don’t always have the resources or the staff to make sure they’re compliant once a new law goes into effect. And when they do reach compliance, the threat of wide-scale data breaches and lack of insight into their vendors can shatter consumer and employee trust. They feel like the odds are against them. 
 
That’s where Osano comes in. Osano makes it easy to do the right thing by minimizing the risk and complexity of privacy compliance with solutions that meet everyone’s needs. We believe data privacy is a fundamental human right, and the companies that embrace privacy will become the next wave of trusted brands. 

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What We Do

Osano is an all-in-one data privacy platform that helps organizations build, manage, and scale their privacy programs. The platform provides an easy-to-use solution for consent, data subject rights, assessments, vendor risk management, and more, helping organizations stay compliant and increase trust with their customers and partners. Whether you’re just getting started with data privacy or looking to automate your existing privacy program, Osano meets you where you are on your privacy journey. 

 

Each of the platform’s features is tailored to the data privacy laws that impact your consumers and team members. These features can work together in tandem or separately as your needs allow. Our platform helps you:  
 

  • Simplify privacy program management: Osano gets you up and running quickly so you can steer clear of hard-to-implement tooling that keeps you out of compliance longer. 
  • Automate complex compliance work: Avoid the errors and risks that come with manual processes. Features such as consent management automation and subject rights automation give you time to focus on your most critical priorities. 
  • Gain confidence in your compliance: Osano provides the industry’s only “No Fines. No Penalties.” pledge and Osano’s global team of privacy experts continuously monitors the privacy landscape, keeping you and the platform up to date. 
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How We Work

As the first data privacy platform that is also a B Corporation, we are dedicated to meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. This status, along with our status as a Public Benefit Corporation, points toward our core values:  
 

  • Bold Action: Keeping companies compliant with the latest data privacy laws requires the ability to move quickly without holding back. We strive to go against the grain while ensuring data privacy is accessible to all. 
  • Authenticity & Inclusion: Data privacy laws impact everyone, not only a select few. We understand the importance of having diverse skills, backgrounds, and mindsets on our team to create an inclusive product that is authentic to who we are, our customers, and their consumers.  
  • Operational Excellence: Efficiency is key to creating solutions that minimize risk and complexity, especially when it comes to organizing your data and becoming compliant with new privacy laws. To stay on top of our ever-changing industry, we must be dependable, organized, and collaborative. 
  • Delightful Experience: Trust is a core tenet of data privacy. To establish trust with our team members, customers, and their customers, we must go above and beyond what's expected. We believe every touch along the customer and team journey is an opportunity to have a lasting, positive impact.
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THE PROOF IS IN THE DATA

Osano by the Numbers

1st

B-Corp data privacy platform

40,000+

Osano users

1 billion+

Consents served per month

11,000+

Vendors in our privacy database

JOIN THE COMPANIES WINNING CONSUMER TRUST WITH OSANO
DEDICATED LEADERS

Get to Know Our Leadership Team

Our experienced leaders have backgrounds and expertise spanning B2B, SaaS, and regulatory industries. Get to know each of them below.

arlo gilbert
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Arlo has been building successful technology startups for more than 25 years in varying industries including telecom, search, consumer, and enterprise software.

Arlo Gilbert

CEO & Founder

scott hertel
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Scott is an experienced developer and systems architect, having led high performing teams at Accenture, Microsoft, and Dell before being bitten by the startup bug.

Scott Hertel

CTO & Founder

dustin joost
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Dustin Joost builds purpose-driven revenue organizations with a focus on sales and marketing alignment, story-based sales, and go-to-market motions that meet customers where they're at while delivering positive unit economics.

Dustin Joost

Chief Revenue Officer

brian herr
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Brian has been leading user and market-centric product teams at B2B security and application software startups, such as Beyond Identity, Black Duck, and Ariba, for over 20 years.

Brian Herr

Chief Product Officer

julianna meidell
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Julianna has been building and scaling high-growth B2B marketing programs and teams at various SaaS companies for more than 16 years, focusing on risk and compliance since 2017.

Julianna Meidell

VP of Marketing

jonathan grant
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Jonathan is an experienced B2B SaaS finance leader having spent time at Yammer, Comcast Ventures, and MixMax before joining Osano

Jonathan Grant

VP of Finance & Operations

skye mccullough
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Skye is responsible for overseeing the customer support & implementation practice at Osano. Prior to Osano she managed customer support at Flexera software for the Enterprise SaaS Manager product line.

Sky McCullough

Director of Customer Experience

JOIN OUR TEAM 

Help Us Build the Future of Privacy

Come work with us! We’re constantly looking for new team members who are eager to learn and grow with us. We value candidates from all walks of life and are dedicated to building a diverse team. Interested in being part of our inclusive, mission-driven, venture-backed company? 

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A Partner You Can Trust

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Testimonials

Our Customers Love Us

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"The Osano team is very knowledgeable, helpful, and accessible. I know I can expect a thoughtful and prompt response to all my questions. The platform is intuitive, easy to implement, and enables us to holistically monitor privacy compliance. We really could not be happier."

Ivanna C

G2 Reviewer

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"Osano helped us get into cookie compliance in a customer-friendly and consistent manner. Looking forward to spending less time worrying about keeping up with legal changes with Osano looking out for the many coming changes in data compliance."

Aaron L

G2 Reviewer

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"Osano is simplifying our international expansion and giving our exec team peace of mind with privacy compliance. It also has allowed us to conserve developer resources with its "one line JS" model."

Ryan W

CEO, G2 Reviewer

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"The platform is highly intuitive, and the team has extensive legal knowledge of privacy regulations. Everything in the platform is set up for easy completion; you hardly need to contact the team for questions."

Lilla M

Digital Marketing Manager, G2 Review

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"We like that [Osano] is an all-in-one solution and that it automatically searches our site to keep us compliant."

Glen B

Director of Compliance and Commissions, G2 Review

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"It is hard to keep track of third-party cookies in an enterprise where several departments can add cookies. Osano helps take that back under control."

Martin V

Information Security Officer and Software Quality Manager, G2 Review

Blog

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Osano is used by the world's most innovative and forward-thinking companies to easily manage and monitor their privacy compliance.

GDPR Compliance in the U.S.: What to Know

GDPR Compliance in the U.S.: What to Know

In 1992, Singapore banned the sale of all chewing gum. But if you owned a cornerstore in the U.S. and a Singaporean tourist came to visit your business, there would be nothing to stop you from selling them a pack of gum—in the U.S. selling gum is perfectly legal. You’d think the same dynamics would apply when it comes to processing personal data.  

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ChatGPT vs Privacy—How Concerned Should We Be?

ChatGPT vs Privacy—How Concerned Should We Be?

Note: As of April 28th, ChatGPT is accessible in Italy after OpenAI implemented several measures ordered by the Italian data protection authority.

On April 3rd, 2023, Italy became the first EU country to ban ChatGPT. Among other countries seriously analyzing AI’s GDPR compliance, Germany, Ireland, France, and others may follow its example. What does this mean for businesses in the EU and elsewhere? Is generative AI a nonstarter for anyone who wants to respect users’ privacy? Here’s what you need to know. 

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Keeping Privacy Top of Mind at 2023’s Global Privacy Summit

Keeping Privacy Top of Mind at 2023’s Global Privacy Summit

Last week, the Osano team joined privacy professionals from across the globe at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in DC. The DC event is one of the largest privacy events of the year, with privacy professionals attending from many different sectors and industries. It’s always a great way for Osano to connect with its customers, partners, and the broader privacy community. 

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