Dennis Dayman has more than 25 years of experience combating spam, security/privacy issues, data governance issues, and improving email delivery through industry policy, ISP relations and technical solutions. As Return Path’s Chief Privacy and Security Officer, Dayman leverages his experience and key relationships to provide best practices to Return Path, its customers, and ensures the compliance of their communications data flows. He is also responsible for coordinating and managing Return Path’s international electronic commerce, privacy and Internet related policy issues.
Previously to Return Path, he was Eloqua’s Chief Privacy and Security Officer. Eloqua was acquired by Oracle for $871 Million dollars in 2012 and is now the centerpiece of Oracle’s marketing cloud. Oracle’s comprehensive Customer Experience Cloud designed to help companies transform the way they market, sell, support and serve their customers. Prior to Eloqua, Dayman worked at StrongMail Systems as the Director of Deliverability, Privacy, and Standards. In those companies, he was also charged with ensuring that new email standards were created and instituted for the protection of legitimate email delivery. He was also charged with ensuring the product met and exceed data governance regulations.
He was appointed by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Nielsen to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC) that provides input to DHS on programmatic, policy, operational, administrative and technical issues that relate to personal identifiable information, as well as data integrity and other privacy-related matters.
Dayman has also served in the Internet Security and Legal compliance division for Verizon Online, as a senior consultant at Mail Abuse Prevention Systems (MAPS), and started his career as Director of Policy and Legal External Affairs for Southwestern Bell Global, now AT&T. In the ISP roles, Dayman investigated complaints of network abuse, managed discoveries and litigation, worked with the federal task force on e-crimes, and represented the company in relation to new federal and state legislation.
As a longstanding member of several boards and advisory committees within the messaging industry, including helping found and serving on the Board of Director’s as the vice-chair for the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), served on the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE) board, served on the International Association of Privacy Professional (IAPP) advisory boards, serving as the Chairman of the Email Sender and Provider Coalition (ESPC), serving on the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Ethics committee, serving as the Vice-Chair of the Email Experience Council (EEC) MAC, and appointed a Ponemon Institute Fellow. Dayman is actively involved in creating current Internet and digital communication regulations, privacy/security policies and anti-spam legislation laws for state and federal governments. He also sits on several advisory boards for Internet companies and is also a partner, mentor, and frequent investor in start-ups, mentorship-driven micro seed funds, and startup accelerators.
Dayman holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.