Linnea Solem

Linnea Solem

CEO and Founder, Solem Risk Partners, LLC

Linnea Solem is CEO and Founder of Solem Risk Partners, LLC a management consulting and advisory services company focused on Privacy Program Management, Third Party Risk Management, and Enterprise Risk Management. She is a management consulting executive and former Chief Privacy Officer and Vice President Risk/Compliance for a large diverse technology service provider. She has a cross-functional background with 30+ years of experience working in regulated industries. She has over 20+ years of experience working with Executive Management and Audit Committee/Board of Director expectations for public company controls and service provider relationships. Her focus is on helping clients navigate the risk landscape with confidence. Linnea and her firm were recently recognized as one of the “10 Best Entrepreneurs of 2020” by Industry Era Magazine.

High-energy and confident, Linnea is a frequent speaker at industry associations, including the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Executive Women’s Forum, and Shared Assessments Program events. Linnea is designated a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She maintains her Certified Privacy Manager Certification (CIP/M); Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US and CIPP/C) for the U.S. and Canada. She is a founding holder of the CTPRP certification for third party risk and is a Certified Third Party Assessor (CTPRA).

Linnea is on the Board of Directors for Women Venture, a non-profit organization that focuses on enabling women to grow profitable and sustainable businesses with training, micro-lending, and advisory services. She chairs Women Venture’s Portfolio Risk Committee. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Capella University; a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota; and a Bank Administration Institute Certificate in Banking Operations and Technology from Vanderbilt University.