About Us

About Us

Ground Labs enables organizations to discover and remediate all of their data across multiple types and locations — on servers, on desktops and in the cloud. Ground Labs serves as the most comprehensive and trusted solution in the enterprise to confidently mitigate risk and find sensitive data. Ground Labs’ core focus is to develop technology to meet the increasing challenges of data management and regulatory compliance. This is shown with our flagship products of Enterprise Recon and Card Recon, along with our continued development of future solutions to address the complexities, challenges and intricacies of data discovery. Since the company’s inception, we have remained faithful to our commitment and core focus of discovering data, no matter where it resides.

Leadership Team

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Stephen Cavey

Co-Founder, Co-CEO & Chief Evangelist

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Peter Duthie

Co-Founder, Co-CEO & Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

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Nazirah Akhtar

Head of Finance

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Daphne Chiang

Head of Human Resources

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Carrie Roberts

Head of Global Sales

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Greg Kopotic

Head of Global Marketing

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Swati Shekhar

Head of Engineering

As Ground Labs’ Co-founder, Stephen Cavey leads a global team empowering enterprise partners to discover, manage and secure sensitive data across their organizations. 

Stephen has deep security domain expertise with a focus on electronic payments and data security compliance. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as PrivSec Global, and his expert analysis has been featured in media outlets including the Financial Times, Entrepreneur, SiliconANGLE, among others. He is also a member of the Entrepreneur Leadership Network and Forbes Technology Council.

Prior to Ground Labs, Stephen held leadership positions at Paycorp, an integrated electronic payments solution provider owned by KKR. Stephen also served in engineering roles with Webpay, a payment services provider later acquired by Fidelity, and Webtel, an early Australian ISP

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As Ground Labs’ Co-founder, Co-CEO & Chief Technology Officer, Peter is responsible for driving the company’s future innovation. He created the foundational technologies that empower Ground Labs’ customers to discover, identify and secure all of their sensitive data. Peter also assembled the engineering team that created Ground Labs’ solutions for its enterprise and SMB customers. He is currently based in Austin, Texas at the company’s North American headquarters. 

Before co-founding Ground Labs, Peter served as chief architect for Sensory Networks, a provider of pattern-matching technology for network security applications that was acquired by Intel. Peter developed the company’s core technology which is in use today by major security vendors to accelerate their appliance and hardware performance. He has also held senior engineering roles with Permabit (acquired by Red Hat) and Paceline Systems (acquired by Motorola).

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As Ground Lab’s Head of Finance, Nazirah leads the company’s finance strategy, including controllership, FP&A, tax, treasury and transfer pricing. With more than 15 years of experience, spanning multinational corporations as well as start-ups, Nazirah is passionate about automation and harnessing business intelligence tools to drive business insights.

Prior to joining Ground Labs, Nazirah served as Finance Controller for CRH, the world’s leading building materials group in Asia Pacific. She also has significant experience working alongside senior leaders in chartering the worldwide strategic direction for Hewlett Packard manufacturing arm for its technology products.

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As Ground Labs’ Head of Human Resources, Daphne is responsible for overseeing the development of the company’s global human resources strategy and programs, including talent management, employee relations, compensation, benefits and training.

Daphne brings over 15 years of human resources experience with a proven ability to develop relationships and support employees across different levels within an organization. Prior to joining Ground Labs in 2018, Daphne held manager positions at Intergraph Process Power and Offshore Pte and Lexmark International, where she directed the human resources functions for the Asia Pacific region.

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As Ground Labs’ Head of Global Sales, Carrie is responsible for growing the business worldwide, expanding Ground Labs’ partner program and leading the Enterprise Sales, Channel and OEM teams. With her extensive background in technology sales and global channel management, Carrie is an invaluable member of the Ground Labs team. 

Carrie has nearly 15 years of experience in sales leadership and management roles at security companies including Mimecast, BeyondTrust, Trend Micro, and BoarderWare. Most recently, she served as Senior Director of Channel Sales at CyCognito and Vice President of Sales at iSheriff, prior to its acquisition by Mimecast, driving growth in sales, channels and alliances across all business units. 

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As Ground Labs’ Head of Global Marketing, Greg leads the company’s marketing strategy including corporate communications, brand awareness, demand generation, product marketing, analyst relations and go-to-market operations. With more than 15 years of high technology experience, Greg excels in guiding and directing diverse international teams through a continuously evolving marketing communications environment.

Prior to joining Ground Labs, Greg served as senior product marketing manager at Western Digital, a leader in data infrastructure. In this role, he developed and managed all outbound communication and customer insights worth over $200 million in annual sales for consumer and business products. He also held senior marketing roles at CBS Interactive and Digitas. Greg received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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As Ground Labs’ Head of Engineering in Singapore, Swati leads the Ground Lab’s team of developers, QA, Tech Comms, UX and Product specialists, owning the definition, delivery and execution of Ground Labs’ product strategy. With more than 15 years of experience in development and product management, Swati focuses on fostering a spirit of innovation and excellence in the Engineering team, while partnering effectively with the Sales & Marketing arms of the business.

Prior to joining Ground Labs, Swati has worked across multiple domains and countries, including Microsoft in Redmond, Bloomberg in Tokyo, Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, Barclays in Singapore. Swati received her B. Tech (Hons) in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

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Our Core Values

At Ground Labs, we’ve built a workplace culture built on a strong foundation of shared values. Every day, the talented people on our team rely on these core values to provide customers with the very best solutions and support to navigate data governance in a fast-changing world and deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Elevate Each Other

Elevate Each Other

We’re passionate about doing great work for our customers and we bring joy to everything we do. We leave our egos behind. We share in our successes and learn from our losses together. We see the big picture; we don’t sweat the small stuff.  We dismiss bureaucracy, corporate norms and limit hierarchy. We’re not afraid to openly share our thoughts and are ready to be challenged.

  • Bring passion
  • Invest in others
  • Share openly
Be Smart

Be Smart

We push the boundaries of what’s possible. We embrace new ideas, and new ways of doing things no matter the source with the mindset of doing whatever it takes to find the best solution. We encourage an open door style of communication to foster collaboration. We aren’t afraid of the bold and crazy – we welcome it and make it work. We also recognize when something isn’t working. We fail fast, so we can learn from it and move on to find a better way forward.

  • Break status quo
  • Embrace the new
  • Take risks
Get Things Done

Get Things Done

We pride ourselves on getting things done—on time and on budget—and we own it, individually and as a team. We take total responsibility for the success or failure of tasks and we hold ourselves 100% accountable for what we deliver. We are committed to providing an exceptional customer experience and fostering a workplace with a can-do spirit.

  • Take ownership
  • Bring ideas & passion
  • Improve customer experience

Companies That Trust Ground Labs

City West Water
Dufry
Fidelity
Global
Jackson College
McDonald's
Pilot
Sydney Airport
Thales
Verifone
Woodforest National Bank
WYM Resorts

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Founded in 2007

Founded in 2007

Trusted by 4,500 companies across 85 countries

Trusted by 4,500 companies across 85 countries

Headquartered in Austin, TX And Singapore

Headquartered in Austin, TX And Singapore

4 Global Offices

4 Global Offices

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