October 10, 2015

Gryphon Networks Announces Appointment of Melissa Bateman Fitzgerald as General Counsel

Gryphon Networks, a leader in sales intelligence and marketing compliance services, today announced the appointment of Melissa Bateman Fitzgerald as General Counsel.

Bateman Fitzgerald brings 10 years of experience with Gryphon, most recently as VP of Marketing Privacy Consulting, where she has been instrumental in establishing and managing the growing practice, advising clients as legal counsel in the areas of do-not-contact law, privacy, and consumer preferences. Many of Gryphon’s largest clients rely on her counsel to ensure compliance while preserving and growing marketing effectiveness along the way.

“A rare combination of marketing privacy, legal expertise and practical business acumen have set Melissa apart from peers in every role, said Jeff Fotta, president and CEO, Gryphon Networks. “We are very fortunate to have such a talent ready, willing and able to lead the firm’s General Counsel’s Office into this exciting new growth phase. “

Attorney Fitzgerald earned her law degree from Suffolk University School of Law, graduated from the Eagleton Institute of Politics, and earned a degree in political science from Rutgers College at Rutgers University. Prior to her tenure at Gryphon, Fitzgerald was employed as manager and legal counsel of the global privacy office of Monster Worldwide.

Fitzgerald is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and a certified ATA-SRO auditor and is regularly asked to speak on and contribute to industry panels including the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE, formerly the ATA).

Navigating the state and federal regulatory maze while mitigating risk is becoming more daunting every day for compliance leaders. Especially when dealing with agents in branch offices, reps using personal phones, or independents and BPOs marketing on your behalf. For almost 20 years, Gryphon has protected the largest and most valued brands in banking, insurance, manufacturing and home services from headline risk, brand damage, and costly fines associated with outbound marketing violations.

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Our services apply all legal exemptions to those laws to help your business grow, and our experts provide customized consulting and support with expanding regulations. Bullet-proof compliance is only half the equation used to solve TCPA and DNC compliance issues.  Gryphon’s intelligent cloud engine automatically applies legal exemptions (opt-ins) to make sure you are not over-suppressing legal contacts who want to hear from you. Gryphon’s Secure Cloud engine unlocks your largest marketable universe to maximize your outreach and protect every opportunity.