Wiretap Shield

We believe employee collaboration security should be a superhero shield, not handcuffs.

At Wiretap, we love collaboration — and today’s social collaboration and messaging tools make it easier than ever to work together — across the hallway, across departments, or around the world. Tools like Microsoft Yammer, Slack and Workplace by Facebook help speed innovation, increase employee engagement and reduce meetings by 25%. In today’s busy workplace, who needs more meetings?

Our mission is simple: TO PROVIDE VISIBILITY AND GOVERNANCE WHILE MAKING COLLABORATION TOOL ADOPTION WILDLY SUCCESSFUL.

Wiretap started with a basic premise — to build a solution that was meant to provide a layer of visibility and governance for collaboration tools so companies can properly steward their most valuable assets — including safeguarding intellectual property and customer data, protecting employees from harassment, ensuring HR policies are adhered to, and empowering companies to follow detailed industry compliance regulations.

We did just that, but it doesn’t end there.

The Aware by Wiretap platform provides a unique level of visibility into organizational interaction and behavior so issues can be addressed immediately and positive collaboration can be encouraged — so companies can gain exponential value from their collaboration tools without worry.

 

Protecting the enterprise.

Protecting the enterprise.

Encouraging Positive Collaboration.

Encouraging Positive Collaboration.

Providing Unmatched Visibility.

Providing Unmatched Visibility.

That’s Wiretap.

Meet the Team

Enterprise Collaboration is always evolving, and no two businesses challenges look exactly alike. That’s why Wiretap’s executive team blends extensive experience and a discerning eye toward the future.

These bold visionaries and eager collaborators are smart, seasoned, and highly capable — tirelessly striving to improve how employees work together.

Jeff

Jeff Schumann

CEO & Co-Founder

Jeff is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Wiretap. Extremely forward thinking and often labeled a visionary, Jeff will find a solution even if he must create it.

Before graduating from high school, Jeff had already built and launched his first software company: a video platform that grew to more than 100,000 customers. He found additional early success leading his next venture, an online service that monitored and tracked Al-Qaeda communications on the internet.

Over time, Jeff created more software companies, honing his passion for engineering products and creating new ways to enable value for others along the way. Prior to Wiretap, Jeff was most recently responsible for leading all enterprise collaboration at Nationwide Insurance, where he was accountable for implementing or creating technology that enhanced productivity across a workforce of 35,000 employees. His work has been recognized by Forbes, CIO Magazine, Fortune, the Harvard Business Review, Gartner and the Wall Street Journal.

Although Jeff's rising stardom led to a number of job offers, he instead decided to co-found and lead Wiretap, where he and his team can leverage visionary thinking and product management experience to create the next Columbus-based tech unicorn.

Jeff holds a degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from The Ohio State University’s Max M. Fisher College of Business.

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GREG MORAN

GREG MORAN

COO

Greg Moran is a senior digital, strategy and change leadership executive with extensive global operations experience across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Greg’s specialties include: Restructuring, Merger integration, Consulting and Strategy experience across multiple industries.

Before joining the Wiretap team, Greg served as Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Infrastructure and Operations for Nationwide Insurance. He was also appointed the Executive Director, Corporate Strategy for the Ford Motor Company.

Greg is a graduate of Cedarville University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and MIS.

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JEFF SPRIDGEON

JEFF SPRIDGEON

VP of Sales

Jeff Spridgeon is a senior software sales and operations executive with more than 18 years of industry experience in a variety of key worldwide roles including sales leadership, sales training, contracts, sales compensation, team building, planning, acquisitions, integrations and sales operations. Before joining the Wiretap team, Jeff served as an Executive Director of Sales for Dell Software Group. Prior to Dell’s acquisition of Quest Software, Jeff was VP of Worldwide Renewal Sales for Quest. Jeff began his software sales career in 1999 at Aelita Software, and at the time of Quest’s acquisition of Aelita, Jeff was Aelita’s Senior Director of Sales Operations, responsible for sales team leadership, sales compensation, and sales operations.

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FOUNDERS
Jeff

Jeff Schumann

Matt

Matt Huber

shawn

Shawn Domer

james

James Tsai

Investors

Customers

Wiretap proudly serves clients across multiple industries, geographic locations and sizes, including some of the world’s largest and most iconic organizations.

What's Happening at Wiretap?

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5/24/2018

Oxfam International Selects Aware By Wiretap Governance, Compliance Solution For Workplace By Facebook Collaboration Environment

Aware by Wiretap helps ensure compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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3/28/2018

Wiretap Partnership Offers Workplace By Facebook Customers Unprecedented Awareness, Insight Into Organizational Behavior

Columbus, Ohio, March 28, 2018—Workplace by Facebook recently named Wiretap a Development Partner, making the Aware by WiretapTM collaboration governance platform and Feedfall real-time content visualization platform available as integrated solutions.

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2/6/2018

Wiretap Launches Aware Data Management Module to Facilitate General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance on Enterprise Collaboration Platforms

Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 6, 2018—Wiretap, a leading innovator of solutions designed to enhance security and governance of enterprise collaboration environments, today announced general availability of its Aware Data Management ModuleTM, a solution designed to help organizations comply with Articles 5, 12, 15 and 17 of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). One of the most sweeping reforms in data privacy in more than two decades, GDPR will be enforced starting May 25, 2018.

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1/24/2018

Perspicuity, Wiretap Announce Partnership to Deploy Aware by Wiretap Platform, Extending Governance, Compliance, Human-centric Insight to Enterprises Using Teams, Yammer

U.K.-based Perspicuity, a Microsoft Gold partner, will deploy and integrate the Aware by Wiretap platform, an innovative solution designed to deliver greater productivity; compliance and governance; organizational and behavioral insight; and intelligent policy enforcement.

 

LONDON, and Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2018 – Perspicuity, an award-winning Microsoft Technology Deployment Partner in the United Kingdom, and Wiretap, a leading innovator of solutions designed to enhance security and governance of enterprise collaboration environments, today announced a partnership to deliver extended security, compliance, and increased visibility into employee experiences and interactions for enterprise organisations deploying Microsoft Teams and Yammer collaboration and messaging tools.

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1/11/2018

Leading Research Firm CB Insights Cites Wiretap on its Periodic Table of Early-Stage Cybersecurity Startups

Periodic Table serves as a ‘guide to navigate through key early-stage players in the Cybersecurity industry.’

Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 11, 2018—Wiretap, an innovator of groundbreaking solutions designed to enhance security and governance of enterprise collaboration environments, today announced leading research analyst firm CB Insights has cited Wiretap on its Periodic Table of Early-Stage Cybersecurity Startups. Published Dec. 20, 2017, the Periodic Table serves as a guide to navigate and learn more about key early-stage players in the Cybersecurity industry.

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12/18/2017

Wiretap Named One of 2017’s Best Places to Work by Columbus Business First

Surging, innovation-focused start-up expanded to new headquarters in 2017 to accommodate growth on the front lines of the secure collaboration market.

Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 18, 2017—Wiretap, a leading innovator of solutions designed to enhance security and governance of enterprise collaboration environments, today announced it has been recognized by Columbus Business First as one of 2017’s Best Places to Work in the Micro Company category. The award was presented to company executives at a reception last month.

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Webinar: 6 Proven Strategies to Drive Maximum Collaboration Adoption

Interested in getting MORE employees using Microsoft Teams, Workplace by Facebook or Slack? If so, then you NEED to attend this webinar.

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Webinar: Top 5 ESN Security Risks

Join us for an on-demand Wiretap Webinar: CEO Jeff Schumann reveals the Top 5 ESN Security Risks — and How You Can Avoid Them. Register today!

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9/17/18 9:45 AM

Wiretap is Named a 2018 Gartner Cool Vendor

In the tech world, cool carries a completely different meaning than the social standards of high school—it means interesting, new and innovative. It helps when others call you cool, too, which is why we're thrilled to announce that Gartner named Wiretap a 2018 Cool Vendor in Unified Communications and Collaboration Technologies.

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9/17/18 9:12 AM

The Compounding Cost of Hoarding Data Over Time

Headlines swirl around news outlets exposing data breaches regularly. And the cost of data breaches continue to increase over time. As of July 2018, IBM reports that the average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million. 

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9/10/18 2:58 PM

Key Performance Indicators for Company Culture Health

While organizational culture is intangible, elusive, and hard to measure, it is also one of the biggest factors when predicting company success. Rising companies with impressive revenue streams and aspiring dreams have become victims of failure, largely due to their toxic company culture.

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8/31/18 1:12 PM

The eDiscovery Gap You Aren’t Thinking About, Where Context is King

Settlement strategies and trial outcomes—in some cases—hinge on the burden, costs and potential pitfalls surrounding surfacing relevant data for a case. Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) is the practice of identifying, collecting and producing electronically stored information in response to a request for presentation in a lawsuit or investigation.

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8/23/18 1:34 PM

Effective Introduction of Enterprise Monitoring Starts With the Courtesy of Transparency

Early in my career, I was the executive over all the deposit and core banking systems for Bank One (now part of Chase). Bank One had grown through acquisition and had a number of systems teams scattered around the country.

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8/13/18 2:17 PM

Smart & Secure Digital Collaboration for Non-Profits



Non-profit organizations work hard to address the problems that plague our world, whether it be local or global. However, solving complex community issues also brings with it an array of complex challenges in terms of effective communication and collaboration. These include:

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