Head of Legal Privacy
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours

1,001-5,000 employees

Cloud-based payroll, benefits, and human resource management solution
Company Overview
Gusto's mission is to help companies put people first. The company operates an online payroll, health benefits, and workers' compensation platform.
Data & Analytics

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding





San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Francisco, CA, USA • New York, NY, USA • Denver, CO, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
Legal & Compliance
  • J.D. from an accredited law school and admitted to practice law.
  • 10+ years of relevant privacy experience (preferably including at a late-stage, private and/or public SaaS company)
  • 4+ years of experience leading a privacy team or privacy function.
  • Experience developing and empowering high-performing teams.
  • Demonstrated experience and a strong point of view on scaling privacy programs with the help of cross-functional teams in a technology-first and risk-adjusted way.
  • Experience building privacy programs that include compliance with state, federal and international privacy laws.
  • A long view and strong opinion on where we’re going and what it will take to get there as one Gusto
  • Exemplary communication skills and proven ability to educate, inspire, and drive commitment cross-functionally to build and scale a privacy program, particularly with Security & IT, Product, Design, Engineering, Data, Customer Support, and Business Technology teams.
  • Proven ability to liaise with executives, the Board, regulatory authorities and external stakeholders.
  • Drive the cross-functional strategy and execution for our Privacy Program and hold accountability across aligned partner teams.
  • Build and scale our domestic and global Privacy Program to comply with applicable laws and regulations, including CCPA/CPRA, GLBA, HIPAA-HITECH, and GDPR.
  • Drive broader Gusto communication of vision, strategy, expectations, and stakeholder alignment at every altitude of leadership, including executives.
  • Get in the weeds with technical leaders across Security & IT, Product, Engineering, Design, and Data to discuss trade offs, define the optimal path, and help advance great decisions.
  • Empower our privacy legal team, create alignment, clarity, high morale, drive quick but informed decision making, and help them get unblocked.
  • Establish and promote Privacy by Design within product development.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience at a late-stage, private and/or public SaaS company.
  • Experience with compliance in state, federal, and international privacy laws.
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Experience working with executives, the Board, regulatory authorities, and external stakeholders.