Our Team

Marc M. Groman

President & CEO

As President & CEO of NAI, Marc Groman leads the organization’s growth and helps set the agenda and strategic priorities. Marc brings a unique perspective to his role, having engaged with privacy issues for over a decade and from nearly every angle – government litigator, senior policy advisor, compliance officer, and legislative staff.

He is passionate about self-regulation and believes that the industry must proactively address privacy challenges presented by new technology and business models. His vast government experience includes two years on Capitol Hill and over a decade with the Federal Trade Commission.

Prior to joining the NAI, Marc served as the FTC's first chief privacy officer, where he built an award-winning privacy program from the ground up. In 2009 and 2010, he served as counsel on the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. While on the Committee, Marc drafted a significant consumer privacy bill and shepherded data security and breach notification bills through passage in the House.

Marc's decade-long FTC career also included positions as counsel to the director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection and staff attorney in the Division of Marketing Practices. As counsel, Marc advised the bureau director on a wide range of consumer privacy issues, including online advertising, children’s privacy, data security, email marketing, spyware, identity theft, and international privacy. In Marketing Practices, he litigated a number of high-profile FTC enforcement actions and received multiple awards for his efforts to help develop the FTC's Internet fraud program.

Marc started his legal career in the private sector as a litigation associate with Peabody and Arnold LLP in Boston, Massachusetts.

Marc received a B.A. magna cum laude in international relations from Tufts University and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Marc also serves on the Board of Directors of the Digital Advertising Alliance.

Noga Rosenthal

General Counsel and VP, Compliance & Policy

As General Counsel and Vice President for Compliance and Policy for the NAI, Noga Rosenthal leads the NAI's compliance program. With an extensive background in online advertising, legal issues and emerging technologies, Noga helps to ensure members’ compliance with the NAI Code and policy requirements. 

Through tough enforcement, ongoing investigations, and annual member compliance reviews, Noga helps to ensure that NAI member companies deliver on the promise of self-regulation for interest-based advertising.

Prior to joining the NAI, Noga Rosenthal was senior vice president and general counsel of 24/7 Media, Inc. and Media Innovation Group, LLC, WPP plc companies.

As general counsel of these companies, Noga worked to ensure that users' privacy was taken into consideration when developing and creating new products. She also provided online advertising privacy training to colleagues and clients and advised her colleagues on international data protection laws.

Noga represented her companies as a member of each of the Advisory Board of the Digital Advertising Alliance, the Legal Affairs Council and Public Policy Council of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the International Association of Privacy Professionals Education Advisory Board and the NAI board of directors.

Prior to joining 24/7 Media, Noga served as assistant vice president at Sotheby's, Inc. and as a corporate associate at DLA Piper. Noga holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science from the Rutgers College and a J.D. from Fordham Law School. She is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars.

Bruce Morris

VP Member Services & Business Development

As VP Member Services and Business Development, Bruce's role at NAI balances recruiting new members and sustaining relationships with existing members while maintaining NAI's high standards. Bruce is also responsible for the evaluation and development of new products and services initiatives that support NAI's members and mission.

Bruce's online career started in 1994.  Prior to joining NAI, Bruce was responsible for the development, launch and monetization of hundreds of online and mobile media information resources for professionals in financial serves and technology at Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters) and SourceMedia.

Bruce graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Marketing and has completed Executive Development Programs at Cornell and INSEAD.

Ryan Cliche

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer of the NAI, Ryan Cliche oversees finance and accounting support, human resources, membership processing, and event management. In addition, Ryan is working closely with the President and CEO and Board of Directors on strategic planning. Over the past decade, Ryan has managed education, meetings, marketing, business development and publishing functions for a number of associations. As a consultant, association executive and publishing professional, he has helped organizations penetrate new markets, further cultivate existing business and expand member engagement through a wide range of initiatives, programs, and education campaigns.

Ryan is a Certified Association Executive, received his B.A. in English from The University of New Hampshire, and he received his M.B.A. from Syracuse University.

Anthony Matyjaszewski

Counsel & Assistant Director of Compliance

As Associate Counsel for Compliance and Technology, Anthony Matyjaszewski conducts the NAI's annual compliance reviews of member companies and manages the pre-certification and onboarding of new members. Prior to joining the NAI, Anthony researched and wrote about the issues at the intersection of law and technology. He has clerked at both the NAI and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) where he co-wrote an article on the changing meaning of personal data. Before pursuing his legal career, Anthony managed customer relations at an international travel company, where he played a key role in the transition from an offline to an online business model, focusing on data protection, web and email integration, and the implementation of an intuitive and customer friendly user interface.

He received his B.A. cum laude in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington, where he was a member of the Psi Chi Honor Society. Anthony earned a J.D. cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law.  Anthony is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, and Red Cross certified Wilderness Emergency Responder, and, in addition to English, is fluent in both French and Polish.

Jurgen Van Staden

Counsel & Assistant Director of Policy

As Counsel and Assistant Director of Policy, Jurgen Van Staden helps members comply with the NAI Code of Conduct and works with the NAI staff, Board and membership to address policy developments that may impact the Code or the third-party digital advertising ecosystem.  With a strong background in privacy and information security, Jurgen helps conduct annual compliance reviews which are the keystone of the NAI’s self-regulatory program.

Prior to joining the NAI, Jurgen headed up the New York office for a European Union-based data protection consulting firm where his work focused on transnational data transfer compliance. Jurgen also worked as a Senior Risk Analyst and Cyber Security Attorney for a leading information security services and consulting firm before attending The George Washington University Law School where he earned a Masters in Law.

While at The George Washington University Law School Jurgen focused his LL.M. studies on the intersection of law, technology and policy completing courses in Privacy Law, Cyber Law, Computer Crime, E-Commerce and Digital Copyrights. In addition to his LL.M, Jurgen holds a Masters of Computer Science from the University of Tulsa’s Institute for Information Security and a J.D. from the College of Law.  

Originally from South Africa, Jurgen came to the United States on a college tennis scholarship and earned his undergraduate degree in Marketing while competing in NCAA Div. I Tennis.  He is a registered EuroPriSe Seal Legal and Technical expert and holds several federal information security certifications. 

Jack Hobaugh

Counsel

As Counsel for the NAI, Jack Hobaugh is focused on complex policy issues that are deeply intertwined with technical implementations. With an extensive background in intellectual property litigation as well as software development and database design, Jack is uniquely equipped to lead some of the most technical aspects of NAI's work. In his role, Jack helps to ensure companies’ compliance with the NAI Code. 

Prior to joining the NAI, Jack was an associate in the Cooley Litigation department and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice group. His previous roles included associate at Blank Rome and law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Tena Campbell of the United States District Court, District of Utah, where he specialized in patent litigation support.

Prior to and during law school, Jack was a senior engineer for Level 3 Communications, Inc. Before returning to the United States to join Level 3, he was an associate for Booz-Allen's Overseas Division, providing on-site information technology consulting for clients in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America.

Jack earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, a Master of Laws degree from George Washington University Law School, a BA from the University of Maryland, University College, an MS from Johns Hopkins University, and a BS from Lebanon Valley College. 

Jack is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/IT and CIPP/US).

Charles Simon

Senior Technology Analyst

As policy and compliance analyst and technology lead for the NAI, Charles monitors members' compliance with the NAI Code of Conduct and assists in developing and implementing technologies that enhance consumer transparency and control. In this role, Charles is a first responder in claims of technical non-compliance and issues with opt-outs across the NAI membership. 

Prior to joining the NAI, Charles worked on two national political campaigns and interned for U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. In these roles, he gained expertise in predictive statistics. He also created appropriations and amendment tracking technology. Privately, he consulted for online startups and has studied the technology and policy issues surrounding electronic governance, E-commerce, and domain allocation, as well as the everyday use of cryptography and steganography, which he studied in college.

Charles is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), native Washingtonian, and proud graduate of Oberlin College where he earned a bachelor's degree in Philosophy.

Shaq Katikala

Compliance and Technology Fellow

As the first fellow in the NAI’s Compliance and Technology NAI Fellowship program, Shaq Katikala brings a wide breadth of knowledge in technology and data fields to the NAI team. Through the fellowship, Shaq will be conducting research, assisting with the NAI compliance review process, and helping develop best practices and new guidance consistent with the high standards of the NAI Code. 

Prior to becoming an NAI fellow, Shaq participated in a 3-month, part-time internship program with NAI where he acted as a privacy law clerk. 

Along with working at NAI, Shaq currently studies data analytics part-time at Stanford University’s Graduate Certificate program in Mining Massive Data Sets.  Shaq is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). He is a 2013 graduate of New York Law School, where he served as a member of Law Review and competed nationally with the Dispute Resolution Team. While in law school, he worked as an Internet free speech law clerk at the Media Coalition, as well as a web developer for a small startup. He received his B.A. from New College of Florida in 2010 in Economics/Philosophy, with a thesis on predicting demand for creative goods.  He also had an internship drafting proposals at a web development firm.

Ilya Kaindin

Associate

As Associate for the NAI, Ilya Kaindin provides administrative support to the President & CEO, as well as assists the NAI with event management. Ilya also supports the NAI compliance team during the NAI annual compliance review process.

Over the past decade, Ilya has served as an international business consultant and attorney in a variety of capacities including General Director & Senior Counsel for a boutique international law firm serving businesses in the Asia Pacific, Special Consultant for The Saudi Investment Bank in the Middle East, and Director of Market Research for Plexus Consulting Group in Washington, DC.

Originally from the Russian Far East, Ilya received a J.D., summa cum laude, in International Law from Far Eastern National University in Vladivostok, Russia and a Diploma in International Tax Law from Robert Kennedy College in Delemont, Switzerland. Ilya also holds an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC. He is bilingual in Russian and English.