Chief Compliance Officer

Tom Cowles

As the Chief Compliance Officer for Box, I’m responsible for ensuring Box meets our global regulatory requirements for Cybersecurity and Technology. I started my career at Box as an Individual Contributor brought on to build out our US Federal and Department of Defense compliance programs with FedRAMP and DISAs Cloud SRG, I then led programs to broaden our compliance reach inside and outside government in Europe and APAC and now I lead a team of outstanding Boxers responsible for all of our Security Certifications, Customer Trust and Audit programs, Policies and Procedures, Technology Vendor Risk and Enterprise Risk and Resiliency. During my time at Box we’ve seen tremendous growth and expansion in the capabilities Box provides from what was traditional Enterprise File Share and Sync (EFSS) to our current Content Cloud which is a single, secure, easy-to-use platform built for the entire content lifecycle, from file creation and sharing, to co-editing, e-signature, classification, retention, workflow and whiteboard capabilities. We’ve launched these capabilities with the vision of meeting the highwater mark for Security and Compliance in every industry, worldwide for ALL of our products - a massive undertaking that we believe, if done correctly, provides a truly frictionless security and compliance experience for our customers allowing them to achieve powerful and compelling outcomes. Over the years and throughout all the changes the one thing that has been constant in my time at Box is that we lead with our values. 1 of our 7 core values at Box is ‘Make Mom Proud’ - I believe that if we wake up each day and keep those values at heart we will continue to achieve great things, and perhaps more importantly, we will achieve those great things in the right way.

Current Role

  • Company Name: Box
  • Job Title: Chief Compliance Officer
  • Start Date: April 2022
  • Company Industry: Internet
  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States



Previous Company:

  • Company Name:  Box
  • Job Title:  Vice President Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • Start Date:  February 2021