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April 6, 2022

Meet the Team!

Meet Rush!

I’m Rush, the Head of Enterprise Engineering (EE), and I’ve been at Vanta since January 2022. It’s only been a few months, but Vanta already feels like home. EE is a team that is commonly known as IT, but we’ve rebranded to fully encompass what we do and how it impacts the business. 

Tell us about your role at Vanta

The Enterprise Engineering team’s mission is to provide Vantan’s with a stellar experience as they interact with tools and technologies needed to do their best work—regardless of location and/or time zone. As the head of this team, my main goal is to listen to what our Vantan’s need, understand the direction we’re headed as a company, and create a strategy for EE that puts us in that direction. 

What made you realize this was the right career field for you?
Every single employee is a “customer” of Enterprise Engineering—all the way from the CEO to the new hire that just started. To work in EE, you have to be a people person; you have to have empathy, think outside of the box, and be creative when solving problems. Every day there’s a different challenge for us and no two days are ever the same. If you’re up for new challenges, think quickly on your feet, and like change, this could be the right field for you. For me, I like helping enterprises grow, scale, and help their customers. There’s no better space for that than EE. 

Why did you decide to choose Vanta over other companies?
In our data-driven world, security is the highest priority for so many companies, yet everyday, we see hacks, data losses, and security breaches. There’s a dire need for a better solution. We have a huge head start because Vanta has the passion for security and compliance and the need is there. This is what attracted me to Vanta. We’re well positioned to expand our solutions and help companies solve this really urgent problem. 

Why are you excited about (or interested in) Vanta’s space/industry?
A lot of our customers are startups that are building the products of the future. By working with these companies, we have a ground-floor opportunity to influence data security and good data hygiene. We’re working with the future Googles, Amazons, and Teslas, and through those relationships we’re influencing what data security will look like in the future. 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would like to travel to Bora Bora, which is actually a possibility with Vanta’s hybrid, remote work policy. It’s exciting to know that I could go to Bora Bora for an extended time and even work from there!

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