About Us

Cocoon Data is a global technology company providing data-centric security solutions that help businesses and governments identify, protect, and control access to sensitive information. At Cocoon Data, we approach data security through the lens of the attacker – the starting point is the user device and data is the endpoint. By restricting access to sensitive content up to and including the IT Administrators, our platform makes information harder to steal or misuse rather than hardening the devices where information is stored. With offices in Australia, Europe, and the United States, organizations around the world trust Cocoon Data to secure their most sensitive data.

Board & Leadership Team

We’re led by a team of tech industry veterans with backgrounds in Government & Defense

Trent Telford
Trent Telford
Chairman and 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).

Phil McCormack
Non-Executive Director

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.

Bill McCluggage
Bill McCluggage
Non-Executive Board Member

Non-executive Director (Digital) at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Services (UK), Former Head of Information Security, Assurance & Counter-fraud at the UK’s Open Banking Implementation Entity and a Governing Body Member of the Northern Regional College (NI) – and chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. Bill’s previous experience in public and private sectors includes Irish Government CIO in the Dept of Public Expenditure and Reform (Ireland), Chief Technologist -Public Sector UK & Ireland at Dell/EMC and Deputy UK Government CIO – Cabinet Office.

Phil Dunkelberger

CEO Nok Nok labs, ex Co- Founder of PGP, ex Head of Federal Government Business Symantec US and all-round
Silicon Valley cyber-legend.

The Hon Christopher Pyne
Christopher Pyne
Strategic Counsel

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

Richard Matthewman
Richard Matthewman
Program Director and Data Privacy Officer

With over 20 years in IT Industry with senior roles in Standard & Poor’s, IBM and Telstra.  Richard has founded a successful SAAS business of which he remains a Non-Executive Director.

Kevin Homer
Kevin Homer
Vice President of US Sales and Business Development

20 years experience growing software companies through various channels – direct sales, resellers, OEM, and strategic partnerships. Kevin was the 20th employee at LogRhythm, holding roles – managed a team that covered western North America, opened the Channel in NA and Latam, and authored a MSSP program for partners.

Scott Goyne
Scott Goyne
Director of Australian Federal Government – Cloud and Special Projects

Over 40 years’ experience in systems engineering and architecture, project management and ICT design, development, sales and delivery. Including more than 20 years engineering with Air Force, 4 years as a senior systems engineer with Ball Aerospace, 8 years as Director – National Security and Intelligence with Booz Allen Hamilton, 5 years as Client Executive – National Security and Intelligence with Fujitsu Australia, 2 years as Program Manager – Australian Signals Directorate, 18 months as Director – National Aerospace Practice Deloitte Consulting.

Derek Brown
Australian Sales Director
Derek joined Cocoon from Covata where he was Chief Commercial Officer responsible for Global Sales & Marketing to both Government and Commercial clients across the full range of Security Solutions. 
Derek has several decades of C-Level experience in Enterprise IT on the Customer, Service Provider and Vendor sides so has a unique understanding of the technology & security landscape. He was CIO at Hills, and other senior leadership roles at Staples (Corporate Express), TMP Worldwide (Morgan & Banks) and Westpac.  
Brent Kozjak
Brent Kozjak
Head of Product and Engineering

With 10 years experience in software and network security, Brent is leading the Cocoon Data engineering team with a focus on delivering secure and robust web & mobile applications.

Nick Martin
Senior Engineer | US GovCloud Operations

With over 10 years experience in Information Security and Communications Systems Nick has focused his efforts on data security. Starting this path as an Information Technology Specialist in the United States Navy and currently the Sr. Security Engineer of US GovCloud Operations he dedicates himself to protecting America and her allies on the digital battlefield.

Kavita Mumgaie
Solutions and Support Engineer

An experienced IT professional for 14 years with varied skill set. At Cocoon Data, Kavita’s specialization includes but is not limited to DevOps and providing end user support. Resolving issues leading to customer satisfaction has always been her main priority.

Our History

  1. 2008
    Trent Telford founded Cocoon Data
  2. 2009
    SafeShare launched
  3. 2010
    First client in the Federal Intelligence Community
  4. 2012
    First Australian Federal Govenment Agency signed. SafeShare awarded Common Criteria EAL4+
  5. 2014
    Granted Global Patents
  6. 2015
    Awarded ISO 270001 Certification
  7. 2016
    Grew customer base to over 10,000 Federal Government members
  8. 2017
    Opened offices in USA
  9. 2018
    Opened offices in UK, first customer in Financial Sector, first US Defence Industry Customer. SafeShare achieves US Govcloud ITAR Compliance
  10. 2019
    SafeShare achieves HIPAA Compliance. First customer in Healthcare Sector
  11. 2020
    Transformed SafeShare from On-prem/Enterprise product to global SAAS offering. First customer in US University Sector

Office Locations



Level 29
2 Chifley Square
Sydney, NSW 2000

Phone +61 2 8319 1919


Level 5
15 Moore Street
Canberra ACT , 2061

Phone +61 2 6169 1535



Park Meadows Dr.
Lone Tree CO 80124

Phone +1 303 536 1115




Hamilton House
4 Mabledon Pl.
Kings Cross, London, WC1H 9BD

Phone +44 20 7947 0488