Dennis Dayman has more than 25 years of experience working on security/privacy issues, data governance issues, and protecting and improving data through industry policy, regulatory policy relations, and technical solutions.

Previously he was Return Path’s Chief Privacy and Security Officer. At that time 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 was also responsible for coordinating and managing Return Path’s international electronic commerce, privacy and Internet related policy issues. Return Path was acquired by Validity in 2019.

Prior to Return Path, he was Eloqua’s Chief Privacy and Security Officer. Eloqua was the leader in digital marketing when it invented and coined the first Marketing Automation platform, a real game-changer for marketers. Eloqua had a successful IPO and that same year was acquired by Oracle for $871 Million dollars in 2012.

Dennis 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. Also appointed as a U.S. Delegate for the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) within International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) supporting work on ISO/PC 317: Consumer protection: privacy by design for consumer goods and services.

As a longstanding member of several boards and advisory committees within the advertising and 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, served as the Chairperson of the Email Sender and Provider Coalition (ESPC) now Chairperson Emeritus, served on the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Ethics committee, served as the Chairperson of the Email Experience Council (EEC) MAC now Chairperson Emeritus, and appointed an IAPP and 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.