Benchmark Executive Search Launches Expanded Board of Director Practice

Search firm expands Board practice to meet increased demand for Directors with Cyber Security, Physical Security, National Security and Risk Management Expertise

RESTON, Va. and DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Benchmark Executive Search, an industry-recognized, top 10 GovCon executive recruitment firm, announced today the launch of its newly expanded Board of Director Practice focused on serving Fortune 1000 clients. Given that cyber attacks are growing in magnitude, complexity, and frequency, these massive security lapses have left many companies vulnerable and seemingly defenseless. According to PwC’s U.S. State of 2015 Cybercrime Survey, “the lines separating the intents of nation-states, hacktivists, and organized crime are beginning to blur.” A major breach could cost a company billions, take years to recover or even crush a company. Organizations today face a clear imperative: decisively improve internal risk management assets, leadership and performance, or suffer at your company’s or shareholders peril.

Boards are starting to take these threats seriously and assigning an individual as Chair of the Cyber/Risk Committee. To address this growing need for a full spectrum of enterprise risks in corporate boardrooms, Benchmark is leveraging its network of world-class experts ranging from cyber security, physical security, insider threat, corporate espionage and risk management. Many of these top experts come from the highest levels in the intelligence, defense and national security communities and now desire to take their unique knowledge to corporate America.

In announcing the launch of the practice, Benchmark President Jeremy King said, “The board room of the future will demand that directors create a company culture of security and organizational structure to support it. This will require new thinking and sophisticated leadership.”

Benchmark Advisory Board member Bob Butler, current Chief Security Advisor at BaseLayer and former Deputy Assistant Secretary Defense for Cyber said, “I have been affiliated with Benchmark and Jeremy for several years and have seen firsthand the depth of his relationships and how senior defense and intelligence officials look to Jeremy as a trusted agent to help them identify and select the right private sector opportunities. This unique access to talent will serve Benchmark clients well as corporate boards begin to seek the most experienced security and risk professionals.”

Benchmark will soon be announcing new members of its Security & Risk Advisory Board. King added, “Benchmark is excited to bring our extensive relationships of security, intelligence and risk experts to help protect and preserve both current and future clients.” To learn how Benchmark can help your organization assess talent and recruit board members, senior executives and key federal advisors, contact Benchmark at

About Benchmark Executive Search:

Benchmark’s mission is to build world-class boards and high impact leadership teams that achieve extraordinary results for clients. Top public technology, government contracting, venture and private equity-backed firms use Benchmark to support their aggressive growth goals and timetables. The company specializes at the intersection of national security mission needs and innovative technologies. Benchmark’s core capabilities include all aspects of security (cyber, physical, IT, diplomatic), communications (satellite, networking, telecom, mobile) and innovative technologies (big data, analytics, cloud, IOT). Benchmark builds long-term collaborative partnerships with top talent and leading organizations to develop high quality executive connections and lasting executive placements.