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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.

Emmanuel Schalit

Emmanuel Schalit

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Emmanuel Schalit is the CEO and a co-founder of Dashlane, the world’s leading password manager and online protection app that makes controlling digital identity simple—so life online is easier, safer, and more accessible.

At Dashlane, Emmanuel oversees a global team of more than 200 in New York, Paris, and Lisbon, dedicated to solving the digital identity crisis by giving people greater control over how they store and share data and transact online. Emmanuel has steered the business from its inception in 2011 into one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America while developing Dashlane into a solution that has earned more than 50,000 five-star reviews across the iOS and Android app stores.

Emmanuel brings to Dashlane more than 20 years of experience across the technology, cybersecurity, and media industries. As the CEO of CBS Outdoor in France, Emmanuel introduced technology-centric solutions to the company’s portfolio, opening the door to new content opportunities. Emmanuel was also the Founder and CEO of Flipside.com, a leader in online games, and held multiple executive positions at Vivendi Universal Games (today Activision Blizzard).

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.

Joy Howard

Joy Howard

Chief Marketing Officer

Joy Howard has built iconic brands, scaled disruptive technology, and led two unicorns through the transformation required to become successful public companies. She joins Dashlane from Lyft, where she executed a flawless IPO, reinvigorated the brand’s commitment to social enterprise, and re-ignited its share growth. At Sonos, the partnerships she developed across big tech (Amazon), streaming services (Spotify), and design partners (IKEA) ensured the successful navigation of an industry transformed by voice AI and positioned them for sustainable, profitable growth.

Prior to joining Sonos, she led global marketing for Patagonia where she reinvigorated the brand, accelerated the growth of their direct business, and pioneered new forms of consumer engagement for which she was featured in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. She joined Patagonia from NIKE, where she was the global VP of Marketing for Converse All Star, the world’s largest and most iconic footwear franchise and beloved youth culture brand.

Her early career was spent in fast moving consumer goods, where she focused on global innovation and new category development within the Coca-Cola Company and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company.

Prior to her career in marketing, Joy was a recording artist with Seely, the first American band signed to the 90’s Britpop powerhouse label Too Pure. She has an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Board

Emmanuel Schalit

Emmanuel Schalit

Emmanuel Schalit is the CEO and a co-founder of Dashlane, the world’s leading password manager and online protection app that makes controlling digital identity simple—so life online is easier, safer, and more accessible.

At Dashlane, Emmanuel oversees a global team of more than 200 in New York, Paris, and Lisbon, dedicated to solving the digital identity crisis by giving people greater control over how they store and share data and transact online. Emmanuel has steered the business from its inception in 2011 into one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America while developing Dashlane into a solution that has earned more than 50,000 five-star reviews across the iOS and Android app stores.

Emmanuel brings to Dashlane more than 20 years of experience across the technology, cybersecurity, and media industries. As the CEO of CBS Outdoor in France, Emmanuel introduced technology-centric solutions to the company’s portfolio, opening the door to new content opportunities. Emmanuel was also the Founder and CEO of Flipside.com, a leader in online games, and held multiple executive positions at Vivendi Universal Games (today Activision Blizzard).

Bernard Liautaud

Bernard Liautaud

Bernard Liautaud is the original visionary behind Dashlane and is one of its founders. He founded Business Objects in 1990 and was CEO for 15 years then Chairman until January 2008. With 6,700 employees, 45,000 customers and $1.5 billion of revenue in 2007, Business Objects was the world leader in Business Intelligence and one of the 15 largest software companies in the world. Business Objects was the first European software IPO on Nasdaq in 1994. In January 2008, Business Objects was acquired by SAP for $6.8 billion, making it the third largest software acquisition at the time. Bernard is now General Partner at Balderton Capital, a member of the SAP Supervisory Board, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University.

Habib Kairouz

Habib Kairouz

Habib Kairouz is a managing partner of Rho Capital Partners and Rho Ventures as well as a member of the Investment Committees of Rho Canada and Rho Fund Investors. With nearly 20 years of experience in venture capital, Habib seeks to partner with entrepreneurs who are visionaries, hungry to build massive opportunities, confident enough to challenge established market leaders and charismatic enough to attract top-tier partners, customers and other business personnel.

Rick Heitzmann

Rick Heitzmann

Based in New York City, FirstMark Capital invests in ground-breaking companies that are creating new markets with innovative technology solutions or fundamentally changing existing markets by applying a fresh approach and new business model. A venture leader with more than $2 billion in capital commitments, FirstMark's team of investment and operations professionals have decades of real-world experience and leadership in core technology markets, making the firm uniquely qualified to offer industry insight, relationships and the operational expertise to build lasting businesses.

Alex Ferrara

Alex Ferrara

Alex Ferrara is a partner in Bessemer’s New York office where he focuses on investments in the application software and Internet sectors. Alex’s current and previous board service includes NewVoiceMedia, Wandera, Shopify, OMGPop (acquired by Zynga), SelectMinds (acquired by Oracle), Yodle, and Quadriserv. He was also involved with the firm’s investments in Pure Networks (acquired by Cisco), Skype (acquired by Ebay), SiteAdvisor (acquired by McAfee), Goal.com (acquired by Perform Group), Activ Financial, TeamViewer, and Gerson Lehrman Group.

Alex’s other historical investments include HootSuite and Alibaba Group. Earlier in his career Alex worked at Goldman Sachs in technology investment banking. He started his career as a software developer at Salomon Brothers and later worked as a derivatives trader.

Alex holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

John Danaher

John Danaher

John Danaher is president of Consumer Interactive, the consumer division of TransUnion. In this role, Mr. Danaher is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the business that provides tools, resources and education to help consumers manage their credit health and achieve their financial goals.

Mr. Danaher has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and direct marketing industries. Prior to joining TransUnion, he was chief operating officer at TrueLink, Inc., an online provider of credit information to consumers acquired by TransUnion in 2004. Prior to TrueLink, Mr. Danaher held a variety of leadership roles in operations and technology at Citibank, including vice president of e-commerce, responsible for planning and executing the company’s e-commerce strategy for home equity loan products.

Mr. Danaher holds a Bacherlor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Masters from Washington University in St. Louis. He has studied at the Executive Education Program, The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.

Jim Goetz

Jim Goetz

Jim Goetz is a Partner at Sequoia Capital. He has helped create and grow a number of technology companies and product lines to market-leading positions both as an entrepreneur and as an investor. He has led or co-led Sequoia's investments in AdMob (GOOG), Appirio (WIT), Barracuda (CUDA), Clearwell (SYMC), GitHub (MSFT), HubSpot (HUBS), Jive (JIVE), Karma (FB), Okta (OKTA), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), PeakStream (GOOG), Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), Nimble Storage (NMBL) and WhatsApp (FB). He is currently on the bod of Carbon, Chartboost, Dashlane, Metaswitch Networks, Palo Alto Networks (PANW), R2C, Pocket Gems and Versa. Jim has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Seth Farbman

Seth Farbman

Seth Farbman is an Executive Fellow at Yale University, primarily within the School of Management. He joined the university this past fall, after retiring from Spotify. At Yale, he lectures in both undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as provides real-world insights on business, marketing and technology to both students and faculty.

In 2015, Seth became the founding Chief Marketing Officer at Spotify. During his four year tenure, the company grew to over 200 million customers in 65 countries-- becoming the world’s largest music streaming service and one of the world’s 100 most valuable brands. Last year, Seth helped the company accomplish one of the most anticipated public offerings in a decade.

Recently, Seth was named the World’s Most Innovative CMO by Business Insider; ranked one of Forbes’ Most Influential CMO’s; and Creativity’s 50 most creative people in the world. Before Spotify, he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Gap, Inc., driving a turnaround that returned the company to growth for the first time in a decade and increased the company’s share price almost three-fold.

In addition to the Dashlane board, Seth serves several not-for-profit boards, including the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the Sundance Institute.

Awards & Press

We know that Dashlane will make your digital life better—because everyone from tech insiders to security experts agrees. Discover what people love about Dashlane.

App Store Editors' Choice
Google Play Best App
PCMag Editor's Choice The Webby Awards