Danielle Sheer
General Counsel
Bottomline Technologies

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Danielle is a hands-on, results oriented, entrepreneurial General Counsel responsible for leading the global legal and governance affairs for Bottomline. Working together with cross-functional teams, Danielle is passionate about creating smart, simple and trusted solutions that delight customers.

Named as Corporate Counsel’s 2018 Innovative Woman in the Law, Danielle brings 15 years of legal leadership and privacy regulation experience to Bottomline. Prior to Bottomline, she served as the General Counsel for Carbonite, Inc. (acquired by Open Text) and she currently sits on the Boards of Beth Israel Medical Deaconess Center, TechGC and Linksquares.

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  1. Since joining Carbonite in 2009, Danielle has quietly promoted a diversification strategy, not only to add more women to the Company’s leadership ranks, but also to infuse diversity of thought in business meetings to ensure that Carbonite is extracting the best and most creative problem solving and brainstorming from all of its employees. As Carbonite’s first female executive a decade ago, she played a pivotal role in taking the company public in 2011 and defending against a hostile takeover attempt of the Company in 2015 at the beginning of CEO Mohamad Ali’s tenure with the Company, all while fighting for patent ownership and managing the company’s Corporate Strategic Planning. Today, she continues to expand her leadership and influence by instilling a privacy-by-design mindset in every employee and team at Carbonite. Throughout her career, she has leveraged her leadership position to support and advance women in their own professional endeavors. She founded an internal organization, SaaSy, to promote women within Carbonite and the larger technology industry. Through this program, women received repeated exposure to senior management and cross-functional teams, and practiced business skills they might not otherwise have had an opportunity to develop. The SaaSy environment enabled and encouraged women to proactively support other women within the business, and specifically, in business meetings. The group also helps to address issues unique to women professionals, like how to balance new motherhood, maternity leaves and childcare demands, and more tactical development skills like public speaking and pre-socializing game-changing ideas amongst colleagues in advance of prime-time debates. As a result, several women were promoted and recruited to executive positions within Carbonite’s management team and the Company is better and more successful for it.

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