About Us2024-03-26T09:44:00+01:00

About Symmetry

Symmetry GDPR is a one-stop shop for GDPR compliance solutions.

We provide your business with proven GDPR and data protection expertise across consultancy, compliance assessment, training and implementation services as well as offering Data Protection Officer (DPO) as an outsourced service.

Our high quality GDPR compliance and DPO (Data Protection Officer) digital platform, plus our bespoke technological solutions, bring clever automation to your ongoing management of GDPR compliance.

Through our people and digital offerings, we cut through the GDPR noise to provide practical and flexible solutions for your business.

Part of the Symmetry Group.

Empower Your Business with Symmetry Compliance Solutions!

We provide a suite of services, including expert data privacy and data protection consultancy, compliance assessments, training programs, and efficient implementation of the privacy framework. Elevate your data protection with our outsourced Data Protection Officer (DPO) service.

Harness the power of our advanced GDPR compliance platform and custom technological solutions, introducing intelligent automation to simplify your ongoing compliance journey. At Symmetry Compliance we deliver practical and adaptable solutions tailored to your business. Through our people and digital offerings, we cut through the GDPR noise to provide practical and flexible solutions for your business

Meet The Team

David O’Brien
David O’BrienDirector
David, Director of Symmetry, has over 30 years of experience in compliance, data protection, finance, technology, and risk roles, including more than 15 years in the head of compliance and other regulator-approved or registered roles (e.g. PCF, DPO, key function holder), both in-house and as an outsourced provider. David has worked extensively across financial services, working for State Street, BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse, and managing compliance functions in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, and Asia. More recently, he has supported a range of clients through their licensing journey with the Central Bank of Ireland and through the performance of DPO and PCF roles. David is highly qualified across privacy, compliance, accountancy, and computing, including Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (IAPP), Association of Compliance Officers Ireland, Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), Securities Institute Affiliate, NCEA in Computing, and Licentiate of the Compliance Officers of Ireland (LCOI).

Jug Puljizevic
Jug PuljizevicConsultant
Jug is a seasoned privacy professional with over 20 years of professional experience, currently holding the position of Senior Data Protection and Privacy Consultant at Symmetry Compliance. His expertise includes advisory services, compliance audits, remediation programs, DPIAs, data protection officer (DPO) roles, and comprehensive data mapping. Additionally, Jug excels in third-party risk management and international data transfers. Jug started his career as Consultant in the Croatian Parliament dealing with the analysis and creation of legal proposals, laws, acts, amendments. He is proficient in English, Italian and Croatian.
Ignacio Arrieta
Ignacio ArrietaConsultant
A privacy and business professional with over 15 years of experience, Ignacio has led multiple privacy functions, teams, and programs across a range of multinationals within the marketing, technology, e-commerce, SaaS and finance sectors. These roles have included the likes of SuperSol (Spanish supermarket chain), Conversant (NASDAQ, marketing) Epsilon (global marketing firm), and Bizagi (automation software). Ignacio holds privacy, legal, finance, and marketing qualifications, including a MSc in Finance/M&A (London School of Business & Finance), a Degree in Administration & Business Management (University of Navarra), OneTrust Certified Privacy Professional (OneTrust), Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (IAPP), Certificate in Commercial Contracts (Law Society of Ireland), and Certificate in Marketing Digital Google Activate (IAB). He is fluent in English and Spanish, with an intermediate level of Italian.
Krupali PurohitProduct Manager
With a Master’s in Computer Application and a decade of experience in the software industry, Krupali is a results-driven Product Manager. Formerly a business developer and analyst, she seamlessly transitioned into product management, leveraging a wealth of industry insights. Passionate about innovation, she leads Software development Operation team to deliver cutting-edge solutions, ensuring our product exceed user expectations. A dynamic professional dedicated to driving success and growth.
Satvik Patel
Satvik PatelSenior Developer
Satvik is a Software Engineer with more than 10+ years of experience working as a software developer with knowledge of SDLC and project management. He had the opportunity to contribute to various projects and collaborate with talented teams. In his professional journey, He has worked with different Key Skills or Technologies. Satvik holds a Master’s degree in computer science and engineering. Speaks English, Hindi and Gujarati.
Anton Ivanov
Anton IvanovDirector
Anton is Symmetry’s Director and is responsible for the company’s strategy, needs and development. Anton is an experienced Data Protection Officer (DPO), privacy, compliance and legal professional with a proven track record of leading and excelling in demanding roles across state and multinational financial services sectors. Previously the DPO of Allianz Group Bulgaria and senior privacy counsel in Allianz Group HQ, having also worked as a legal expert in Bulgaria’s Ministry of Justice and in the claims department of AIG after completing his legal training in a leading Bulgarian law firm. Holds privacy, legal, and information security qualifications, including an LLM master’s in law (University of Ruse), Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe & US (IAPP), Certified Information Privacy Manager (IAPP), and Certified ISO27001 Internal Auditor. Speaks English, Bulgarian, and German.
Emiliya Dinkova
Emiliya DinkovaConsultant
Emiliya is a privacy professional with more than 4 years of experience working with multinational teams in the field of technology, e-commerce, SaaS, and blockchain. She had multiple privacy and legal roles in Crypto.com (a cryptocurrency exchange company based in Singapore), SpotMe (one of the leading technology and service provider of enterprise engagement platforms), accounting, and law firms. Emiliya holds privacy, legal, and IT qualifications, including an LL.M. (Sofia University), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (IAPP). Speaks English and Bulgarian.
Melis Aktaş
Melis AktaşJunior Consultant
Melis is a junior data protection and privacy consultant with a Bachelor’s degree in Law and International Relations from Istanbul Bilgi University, graduating with honors. Having completed her internship in reputable law firms under the Istanbul Bar Association, she gained experience in various fields of law, including data privacy and technology law. Curious about innovative legal solutions regarding artificial intelligence. Speaks English, German and Turkish.
Annie Fernandes
Annie FernandesTechnical Lead
Annie is a Technical Lead with more than 7 years of experience working as a software developer (Laravel). She had the opportunity to contribute to various projects and collaborate with talented teams. In her professional journey, she has worked with different Key Skills or Technologies. Annie holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering. Speaks English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi.
Paul Courtney
Paul CourtneyFounder
Paul, founder of Symmetry, is an experienced company director, entrepreneur and business professional, with specialisation in the areas of data, compliance, risk, finance and strategy. Having established Symmetry in 2018, Paul led the bootstrapped formation and growth of Symmetry’s consultancy and technology business, becoming a specialised and trusted supplier to clients in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Prior to Symmetry, Paul spent over a decade in corporate banking, working with Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), Lloyds Banking Group and Bank of Scotland. Paul is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/e), Certified DPO (UCD/ACOI), Qualified Financial Advisor (IOB/UCD), a Certified Project Manager (PRINCE2), member of the IAPP and holds a Bachelor of Business degree (DCU).