Jeff Paradise has joined Dashlane as Chief Marketing Officer while Chuck Kimble was named Vice President of New Business. Paradise was previously CMO of Mindspark, a unit of IAC. Kimble most recently was at Square where he led the company’s strategic partnerships. Dashlane, a password manager, has received $30 million in funding from Rho Ventures, FirstMark Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 12, 2015
Dashlane, the world’s leading password manager, announces the hiring of Jeff Paradise as Chief Marketing Officer, and Chuck Kimble as Vice President of New Business.
Jeff will lead Dashlane’s global marketing with a focus on brand development and consumer marketing. He comes to Dashlane with 17 years of product-focused experience, including his last position as CMO of Mindspark, a unit of IAC. In that role, he managed a $300MM budget and directed marketing campaigns in over 200 countries. Prior to Mindspark, he was Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing at FYI Direct where he launched the famous Ben Stein FreeScore.com campaign.
Jeff states,” I’m excited to join Dashlane’s world-class team of marketers. The company is forging ahead as a leader in identity management, and I am eager to lend my experience to push Dashlane to capture its massive potential.”
Chuck joins Dashlane from Square where he led the company’s strategic partnerships. Before Square, Chuck spent ten years in the payments industry at VISA where he headed new business partnerships with leading clients, including Citi and JPMorgan Chase.
In his role as VP of New Business, Chuck will lead strategic relationships, deal structures and partnerships with leading companies in the consumer identity and payments sectors. “I’m excited to join Dashlane and am inspired by the creativity of the team, the simplicity and relevance of the product, and the potential to expand the value proposition towards payments and e-commerce.”
Both Jeff and Chuck will report to Emmanuel Schalit, Dashlane CEO, who states:
I speak for our board and entire company when I say we are thrilled to have the world-class talents of Jeff and Chuck on our team. The nearly 30 years of combined experience they bring, particularly at industry-leading companies such as Square, IAC, and VISA, will be a critical asset as we expand our product offering and foster new strategic partnerships.
Dashlane has also made additional senior management hires who will oversee organic marketing, direct marketing and distribution partnerships. The company now has over 60 employees in its New York City and Paris offices.
These hires culminate a busy year following the closing of Dashlane’s record Series-B round in May of 2014. Following the fundraising round, Dashlane immediately entered a 12-month product-focused cycle that saw the company release new features every quarter. These included:
• Dashlane 3: Team password sharing + emergency contact management
• iOS8 redesign
• Password Changer + Acquisition of PassOMatic
• Dashlane Inbox Scan
As the cybersecurity and payments industries grow, Dashlane will continue to solidify its presence as a global leader with the addition of new features and products for consumers, as well as strategic partnerships with leading players in the telecommunications, OEM, financial services and information technology sectors.
Dashlane makes identity and payments simple with its password manager and secure digital wallet app. It has helped over 3 million users manage and secure their digital identity, and enabled over $3 billion in e-commerce transactions. The app is available for PC, Mac, Android, and iOS and has won critical acclaim by top publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today.
Dashlane is free to use on one device, and Dashlane Premium costs $39.99/year to sync between an unlimited number of devices. Dashlane was founded by Bernard Liautaud and co-founders Alexis Fogel, Guillaume Maron and Jean Guillou. The company has offices in New York City and Paris, and has received $30 million in funding from Rho Ventures, FirstMark Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners.