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Leading the way to a better internet

Our leadership team combines the best of business experience, industry prowess, and forward thinking. Together with our wider team, they help guide Dashlane into the future to create a safer, simpler internet for all.

Dashlane Leadership

Jean Guillou

Jean Guillou

Co-founder & VP of Engineering

Jean started imagining a better internet with his Dashlane co-founders while studying at École Centrale Paris. He graduated not just with an advanced degree in Engineering, but also a budding tech startup that’s transformed into the international, venture-backed tech company Dashlane is today. Originally from Brittany, France, Jean has worked as a software architect at Dashlane Paris and has since moved to Dashlane New York, where he’s now VP of Engineering and focuses on building the Engineering team and culture.

Guillaume Maron

Guillaume Maron

Co-founder & VP of Engineering

Guillaume met his co-founders while finishing his master's degree in Engineering at Ecole Centrale Paris. With Alexis Fogel, Jean Guillou and Bernard Liautaud, he started the company few months after graduating. Guillaume wants to build a sustainable company based on strong human values and continuous improvement of management practices. Passionate about innovation and problem solving, he is working with the engineering team to try and innovate on core Dashlane technologies. His favorite topic is DashIQ™, the proprietary, semantic technology that powers all the online activities that Dashlane helps users within the web browser, thanks to machine learning. Guillaume also has a strong focus on security, and helps to ensure that Dashlane's zero-knowledge architecture, which protects Dashlane user data, is always up-to-date.

Frederic Rivain

Frederic Rivain

Chief Technology Officer

Frederic Rivain is a passionate CTO, who joined Dashlane after several years working in Gaming, Gambling and eCommerce. He is eager to learn, innovate and have fun with his team, so that Engineering can efficiently support the Dashlane business and offer the best service to Dashlane users. Outside of work, he always keeps very busy, being the proud father of 3 daughters. He needs his frequent dose of sport, as he likes to practice French boxing and trail running.

David Lapter

David Lapter

Chief Financial Officer

David is a seasoned executive of venture-backed startups with over 12 years leading finance, human resources, customer support, IT, legal affairs and business operations at a variety of ventures in the US and Europe. He was most recently CFO and SVP Business Operations at MakeSpace, a NYC-based company aiming to disrupt the physical self-storage market. Previously, David was CFO at Fab.com (acquired by PCH International), KickApps (acquired by Piksel) and BuildOnline (acquired by Sword Group). During his tenure in startups, David led his companies through a number of rounds of equity and debt funding, as well as both buy and sell side M&A activity. He started his career in strategic consulting with The Parthenon Group then moving to venture capital with Upfront Ventures (previously, Global Retail Partners).

David grew up in New York and graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania too many years ago to admit. He is originally from Belgium, which explains his French skills, love of food and dry sense of humour, which he complements with an affinity for Scotch and great wine. He lives in Long Island with his wife, children, and 3-year-old dog, Pablo, with whom he shares his passions for cooking, jazz, post-war contemporary art (especially the CoBrA movement) and scuba diving.

Ciara Lakhani

Ciara Lakhani

Chief People Officer

Ciara is passionate about ensuring people are happy and growing while they collaborate to achieve great things. She has over 15 years of People (Human Resources) experience. Prior to Dashlane, Ciara led a team of 12 for Compass, a quickly scaling tech start-up where the team built the full scope of tech HR practices for the company, from Recruiting to Performance Management. Previously, Ciara held international HR roles at GE for 6 years, and worked in HR at a healthcare start-up for 4 years. She is highly active in the New York Tech HR community.

Ciara grew up in New York, studied Psychology at the State University of New York at Geneseo and earned her MBA at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys restaurants and taking walks in cities with her husband, following her virtual pets at Elephant Nature Park on facebook, exchanging thoughts and learning anything new.

Derek Snyder

Derek Snyder

Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer, Derek Snyder is responsible for Dashlane’s product strategy. With over 15 years of experience at companies such as Microsoft, Skype, Getty Images, and TrackMaven – Derek has led teams of all shapes and sizes across B2B and B2C, with a variety of business models including e-commerce, SaaS, and direct-to-consumer apps. At Dashlane, Derek’s goal is to solve problems for customers by recruiting, developing, and empowering great people who learn by shipping and are committed to getting things done.

JD Sherman

JD Sherman

Chief Executive Officer

JD Sherman served as President and Chief Operating Officer of HubSpot from 2012 to 2020, helping lead the company from $25 million in revenue and 200 employees to nearly $1 billion and 4,000 employees over that time. Prior to HubSpot, JD spent six years as Akamai's Chief Financial Officer, where he was responsible for finance, strategic planning, and corporate development. During his tenure, Akamai grew from over $200 million to $1.2 billion in revenue, with over 2,000 employees globally, and was added to the S&P 500 index. JD also served as the Chief Financial Executive of IBM's $21 billion Systems and Technology Group. During his 15-year career at IBM, JD held a number of senior executive positions in finance.

JD currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citrix Systems, a software company that provides workspace, networking, and professional services worldwide. He has also served on the Boards of Fiserv, Cypress Semiconductor, 3Com, and AMI Semiconductor.

He holds a BA in Economics from Emory University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Awards & Press

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