Benchmark Executive Search Announces Formation of Federal Cyber Advisory Board

Distinguished Industry and National Security Experts Join as Trusted Advisors to Strengthen Search Firm’s Presence in the Federal Market and Enhance Cyber Awareness

Reston, VA – Benchmark specializes in finding elite talent for startup, emerging-growth and mid-cap companies offering game-changing technologies or innovative services. Benchmark’s Federal practice has earned a reputation as a go-to search firm within the Defense, Intelligence and National Security Communities. Our partners have a proven track record of leading critical and confidential searches at the Board, CXO and VP levels.

“To better serve the needs of our clients, we are proud to announce a federal cyber advisory board of esteemed and respected subject matter experts who will provide valuable perspective and insight,” said Jeremy King, Benchmark’s Managing Partner. “We look forward to working closely with this team to generate meaningful discussions around national security topics.”

Advisory Board Members include:

William Crowell

      – Venture Partner at Alsop-Louie Partners Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency

Fran Landolf

      – Principal, Core Consulting LLC Former Chief, Cryptanalysis & Exploitation Svc, National Security Agency

Melissa Hathaway

      – President of Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC Former Senior Director for Cyberspace, National Security Council

Alan Wade

      – Independent Board Member and Consultant Former CIO, U.S. Intelligence Community

Bob Butler

      – VP Government Strategy at IO; Independent Cyber Consultant Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy

General (Ret) Ron Keys

      – Independent Board Member and Consultant Former Commander, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force

Bob Gourley

      – Founder & CTO, Crucial Point, LLC Former CTO, Defense Intelligence Agency

Riley Repko

    – Senior Research Fellow for Cyber Security at Virginia Tech Former Senior Advisor, Cyber Operations & Transformation, U.S. Air Force

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Benchmark’s mission is to build high impact leadership teams that achieve extraordinary results for our clients. Our partners have over seventy years of executive search experience for public and private companies providing technology, cyber security, systems engineering and military products to the federal and commercial markets. Our proprietary business assessment approach, search model and commitment to our client’s success is ensured by our strong belief that fewer searches per partner fosters more intimate relationships that are essential to achieving extraordinary results. Benchmark builds long-term collaborative partnerships with individuals and organizations to develop high quality executive connections and lasting executive placements.