Trust Lab was founded by senior Trust & Safety executives from Google, YouTube, Reddit and TikTok with over 30 years of industry experience and a mission to make the web safer for everyone.
Cofounder & President of Product
Benji has over 10 years of experience building and scaling Trust & Safety teams. As a policy and enforcement expert, he’s been on the forefront of navigating critical user and brand safety challenges for some of the industry’s most prolific Trust & Safety organizations, including YouTube, TikTok and Reddit. Benji combines his in-depth expertise across policy, operations and automation for high-risk safety areas to build state-of-the-art abuse-fighting products. He received his Bachelors in International Business from Carleton and an MBA from Stanford.
Cofounder & CTO
Shankar worked on machine learning and brand safety at Google and Youtube for 15 years, leading many of its technical efforts for revenue, trust and engagement while maximizing safety. As a Distinguished Engineer he launched multi-billion dollar products across Search, Youtube, Display and GMail ads and navigated YouTube’s brand safety crisis. Shankar received his B.S. (B. Tech.) from IIT Madras and PhD in Computer Science from Stanford.
Cofounder & CEO
Tom founded Google’s Trust & Safety team and scaled it into an industry-leading abuse fighting organization. For 10 years, Tom was the executive who led 1000s of engineers, policy experts, and ops specialists as they built the tools to protect Google’s 4 billion users. Believing the industry needed a third-party solution to the thorniest T&S problems, he started Trust Lab in 2020. Tom received his M.S. at the University of Technology Dresden and his MBA from Stanford.
Our team is focused on creating the technology and partnerships to achieve our vision of a healthy and safe internet, with empowered users and trusted platforms.
Honesty, fairness and respect are the foundation of how we get things done and how we treat everyone we work with. We celebrate diversity.
We believe in the opportunity for Trust Lab to change the world for the better. We are passionate about our mission: a safer internet for everyone, especially its most vulnerable users.
Internet safety is a big and complex problem that matters to everyone. We pursue bold and unconventional paths that bring meaningful and lasting change to society.
Working at Trust Lab should be a positive and energizing experience for everyone. We strive to make working here fun and meaningful.