About us

Cocoon Data is built on data security, compliance, and governance.

Cocoon Data is an ultra-secure, ultra-simple file sharing and collaboration platform. Our intention is to make data security and compliance so simple, everyone can be part of it.


We are  ISO 27001 certified and utilize patented technology to deliver the most powerful solution for secure file sharing and collaboration. We provide companies across a wide range of industries with the ability to simply and securely share files – both internally and externally.


Development of the Cocoon Data platform was driven by mission-critical work for the Intelligence and Defense Communities. Today, Cocoon Data is a preferred provider in the United States for ITAR compliant and CMMC ready file sharing for the defense industry. Our solution also provides globally compliant, secure file sharing and collaboration for business, government, education, and healthcare organizations.

ISO 27001 Certified

ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard that sets out requirements and standards for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving an information security management system (ISMS). Cocoon Data’s ISO 27001 certification means our secure file sharing platform meets the highest standards in information security management. 

The Cocoon Data Team

Cocoon Data’s Global leadership team consists of career professionals from government, business, academic, military and defense, research, network engineering, software engineering, and related disciplines. Trent Telford, Cocoon’s founder, serves as Chairman and CEO. He brings more than 20 years of global enterprise and government/defense technology experience to his role.

Core Values

Our overarching core value is data integrity and keeping information safe. We only work with reputable companies and are committed to creating a safer world through the unique patented technology we provide. Cocoon Data has zero tolerance for compromise or risk of data. Cocoon Data also values workplace diversity and strives to create an environment of respect and appreciation for employees, associates, and customers. Additionally, we are deeply committed to responsible environmental practices and sustainability and function as a carbon-neutral platform. Read more about our environmental initiatives here.
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Trent Telford

Chairman & CEO

Founder of Cocoon Data with 20 years of global enterprise and government/defense technology experience. Trent has held various public and private company roles including Chairman and CEO of two publicly traded companies. His experience includes Australian Government and Defense, Banking (Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust London), Media (WPP), Management Consulting  (Seranova/Intelligroup and KPMG First Point Global).

Cameron Fletcher

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

With over 20 years of experience in both financial and professional services industries, Cameron has led teams in both a Sales and Delivery capacity. He has previously held roles with Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, National Australia Bank and KPMG.

Board and Advisors

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Phil McCormack

Non-Executive Board Member

Ex Head of Federal Government & Defence Business for Fujitsu Australia and Global Head of M&A Fujitsu. Phil’s earlier career included being a Director at Accenture and Director role in NAB Investment Banking.

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Bill McCluggage

Non-Executive Board Member

Former Head of Information Security, Assurance & Counter-fraud at the UK’s OBIE and a Governing Body Member of the Northern Regional College (NI) – and chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. 


Christopher Pyne

Strategic Council

Former Minister of Defense and Member of Parliament Australia for over 26 years serving as a Senior Cabinet Member under 3 Prime Ministers.

Robert Rodriguez


Chairman & Founder of SINET, Robert served 22 years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where he held a number of executive leadership positions within the Presidential Protection, Protective Intelligence, Inspection and Criminal Investigation Divisions. 

Jack Gumtow


Over 20 years experience as the Former Chief Information Officer for both the Naval Intelligence and the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington D.C. Jack offers his expertise in solving complex technical, cultural, risk and policy issues for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.

Liz Banbury


Liz started her career at JPMorgan working in the Back Office Settlements systems and progressed to Release/Environment management. Liz has been in Security for circa 10 years and as of Q4, 2021 moved to Hiscox Insurance as the Chief Information Security Officer. Liz is passionate about what she does and is particularly interested in people and the impact that behaviour and culture have on security holistically. This passion led her to the (ISC)2 where she’s currently President of the (ISC)2 London Chapter.

Laura Moon-Taneyhill

Laura Moon-Taneyhill


Coming from Verizon Business Group, Laura brings with her over 34 years of partner, direct sales, executive leadership, and unlimited relationships within WWPS and Global markets. Laura holds many OEM certifications, including the AWS Cloud Practitioner cert and has an in-depth business background. She has been tagged as the “go to” Executive to get it done. She belongs to the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Women In Technology International (WITI), Lean In International, and Women in Golf.

Interested in helping make the world’s strongest secure file sharing solutions? Get in touch and join our team.