Chad Woodford

Product manager and Chief Privacy Officer with 8 years experience in computer & software engineering, including 2 years of graduate research in artificial intelligence, plus 11 years as a technology lawyer & product counsel advising executives and PMs at Twitter & Google. 

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New York City

Product Experience

One More Company Inc., Oct 2015 – Present

Head of Product, Chief Privacy Officer

Launched Senders, a cloud-based email intelligence service. Led the acquisition and integration of Evercontact. Led team of graphic and UX designers on Senders & Evercontact products. Gathered user product feedback through surveys and live interviews. Managed all PR / comms / marketing staff & efforts. Managed all legal counsel matters, including patents, trademarks, privacy & cyberlaw issues.

Google, Inc., Sept 2013 – Oct 2015

Product Counsel, Axiom Global, Inc.

Counseled the Chrome product and engineering teams on periodic product launches & updates, including privacy, IP, cyberlaw, FLOSS, law enforcement requests, and other legal issues. Supported periodic hardware launches, including Chromebooks & IOT consumer devices. Collaborated with wider legal team on privacy policy updates.

Twitter, Inc., April 2011 – March 2013

Product & Business Counsel, advertising products as revenue doubled annually, the company grew from 300 to 3,000 employees, and went public

Supported the revenue product team and the sales org in launching Promoted Products worldwide — 58 countries, 4 continents, including specialty ads (e.g., political)

Counseled the launch of self-service Promoted Products, ads API• Developed, with the ads policy team, ads policies on a per-country & per-industry basis

Supported sales & BD in negotiating major partnership agreements

Brought security, ad ops, and other internal teams to consensus on securing and sharing user data connected with advertising, and ad ROI partnerships 

Collaborated on Twitter’s open-source contribution policy and contributor agreement

Tea Time DJ

Skills, Tools

Product Tools

Trello, ProductBoard, Aha!, JIRA, Notion.so, OmniPlan, Google Analytics, Typeform, Balsamiq, Adobe Illustrator + Photoshop, Pixelkit, Invision

Technical Skills

Programming Languages: C, C++, Objective-C, Swift, Perl, Bash, Java, JavaScript, SQL, PHP

Software: Unix/Linux, Xcode, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Ableton Live


Clarkson University, Potsdam NY

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, May 1993

Graduate Work in Computer Science & Engineering, 1993–1995

Fields of Research: Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms, Distributed Systems

University of Colorado Boulder School of Law

Juris Doctor, May 2004

University of Colorado Law Review, production editor, board member

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

San Francisco, 2009

Cooper Interactive Design

New York City, 2015

Legal Experience

The Law Office of Chad Woodford, San Francisco, CA | January 2010 – March 2011

Technology Transactions, IP Attorney counseling established and startups clients

General IP strategy, including copyright, cyberlaw, open-source & new media

Dolby Laboratories, Inc., San Francisco, CA | January 2009 – December 2009

Senior Licensing Counsel

Drafted & negotiated licensing agreements for Dolby technologies, especially mobile

Cleared marketing campaigns from the content group for copyright, right of publicity & TM

Member of cross-department open source board, analyzing use of FLOSS  2/3

Conducted IP due diligence in support of corporate acquisitions

Fenwick & West LLP, Mountain View + San Francisco | June 2005 – January 2009

Associate, IP Licensing/Tech Transactions Group

Counseled established companies (eg, Apple, Cisco) & startup clients on IP strategy, privacy, VC/M&A IP due diligence

Copyright, fair use, secondary liability, DMCA anti-circumvention & safe harbors

Open-source software licensing, recommending open-source best practices.

Conducted seminars on copyright, internet, open-source licensing, new media & privacy law

Wind River Systems, Alameda, CA | August 2004 – May 2005

Manager, Intellectual Property

Software Engineering Experience

Circadence Corp., Boulder, CO | Nov 2000 – June 2001 

Led engineering team that implemented global internet traffic acceleration and prioritizationservice, proving SSL support and UDP/TCP/IP packet routing was not possible

eSoft, Inc. / Technologic, Inc., Broomfield, CO | June 1998 – May 2000 

Designed and implemented advanced Linux firewall features as part of successful InstaGatefirewall products, including WAN connectivity integration and a Voice Over IP (H.323) proxy

IBM Inc., Burlington, VT | August 1997 – May 1998

Designed and implemented internal AIX (Unix) client/server microchip-testing software in C

Universal Micro Systems, Inc., Waitsfield, VT | June 1995 – August 1997

Led three-person team responsible for design, development, testing, and delivery ofinformational multimedia touch-screen kiosks for Massachusetts Depositors Insurance Fund

Unix-based server/network installation, support, and use


Other Experience

Radio DJ (KZSU Stanford, WTSC Clarkson)

Producer on a feature film - Mandorla

Non-profit board member — Headstand.org

Certified yoga teacher

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