Founded by industry pioneer Chris Zoladz in 2009, who created and oversaw Marriott International Inc. 's information protection and privacy program, Navigate is a nimble team of highly experienced professionals with real-world experience who deliver practical, custom solutions to today's information protection & privacy challenges. We have resources and teaming relationships that provide depth and diversity of skills for clients of all sizes.
Navigate provides a wide range of services that include assessments, remediation, improvement planning, execution assistance, incident response preparedness and incident response management.
Every organization has unique information protection & privacy challenges. Our customized strategies provide a practical approach based on your specific products, services, customers, and mission. Everything we do is aimed at delivering the results you need within your time frame, and in a manner designed to complement, rather than disrupt, delivery of your core mission—Navigate delivers complete, practical solutions and maximum value for your investment.
Navigate’s mission is to help organizations manage their information protection & privacy risks, achieve business objectives, and meet compliance requirements by providing comprehensive high-value information protection & privacy services.
Client confidentiality is a cornerstone of all the services we provide, therefore, we've intentionally omitted specific client names from our website. Feel free to contact us for references.
Our clients routinely need an assessment of their current information protection and privacy capabilities for a variety of reasons that include being able to answer questions such as:
We routinely perform compliance assessments against frameworks such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP) and others.
When you need to make privacy program improvements to meet business or compliance needs, we can provide the necessary planning, execution and management to achieve the desired outcomes.
If you need assistance performing operational tasks such as developing your Privacy Program Roadmap, preparing presentations to the Board, or completing Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) we can provide the expertise to meet your needs.
We can provide a monthly legislative report of the latest privacy and cybersecurity legislative activities.
We can assist in incident response plan creation, improvement, tabletop testing, and managing an actual incident response.
Chris joined Marriott from Ernst & Young where he last served as the Mid-Atlantic Area Office Director of IT Audit and Security Services. In this role Chris led a practice group focused on delivering information systems audit and security consulting services to clients. Chris also served on the Ernst & Young IT Assurance & Advisory Services Practice Management Committee.
Chris is a past-chairman, treasurer and a founding board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”), former recipient of the IAPP Vanguard Award as the Chief Privacy Officer of the Year when he was at Marriott and a former member of the IAPP certification training faculty. He was also named one of the top privacy advisors by ComputerWorld. Chris is a past member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Telecommunications and eCommerce Committee and speaks frequently on privacy matters. He was also a contributing author to the book titled “Building an Information Privacy Program – A Practitioner’s Guide.”
Since joining Navigate in 2014, Donna has provided assessment services against a variety of different privacy frameworks including GDPR, Privacy Shield, HIPAA, GAPP, and most recently the CCPA. Following assessments, Donna often works with clients to shape their remediation strategy and develop remediation plans customized to make progress at a pace aligned with organizational priorities.
Prior to joining Navigate in January 2014, Donna was a Lead Enterprise Business Strategist serving US Federal government clients of the MITRE Corporation, focusing on operational implementation of privacy and information protection requirements, strategy and policy development. Prior to joining MITRE in 2010, Donna was the Senior Director of Information Protection & Privacy at Marriott International, Inc. Donna began her career at Martin Marietta Corporation (now Lockheed Martin) and directed software development and program management efforts at Freddie Mac and Marriott International, Inc., prior to joining Marriott’s information protection and privacy team. Donna is also a former member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals certification faculty.