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Rob Shavell, Co-founder and CEO

Rob Shavell

Co-founder and CEO of DeleteMe

CEO and co-founder of DeleteMe, Rob Shavell is one of the leading consumer and business privacy advocates in the United States today.

His commentary on the business of privacy and privacy legislation and trends has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Telegraph, NPR, NBC, Fox, and ABC, among other publications.

Rob is a vocal supporter of a for-profit Privacy Services ecosystem as well as of legislative reforms like the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and the Delete Act, pushing for a future where a level of fairness, privacy, and control over one’s digital footprint isn’t just a preference, but a right.

Before co-founding DeleteMe in 2010, Rob was an analyst at Datamonitor, an associate at SOFTBANK VC, and a startup entrepreneur who helped develop new compliance and identity products at LRN and Identity Force.

A Cornell University alumnus, Rob has grown DeleteMe’s privacy services to process over 125 million privacy profile removal requests annually.


  • Positioned DeleteMe as the leader in the emerging Privacy As A Service security category (PAAS).

  • Funded a “unicorn” company from a series A investment.

  • Featured as a privacy expert in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Fox News, and more.

  • Long-time contributor to innovation-in-philanthropy efforts, including Givewell and ROCA.


  • BA, Cornell University.