Benchmark Executive Search Launches Federal Advisors Practice

Increasing Market Demand for Former Government Officials Triggers Specialized Business Track

Reston, VA – To answer the private business sector’s growing need to retain former government officials as key consultants, board members and advisors, Benchmark Executive Search today announced the official launch of their Federal Advisors practice. The specialized practice was established to convey Benchmark’s dedication, expertise and unique capability to connect government contractors and venture-backed clients with senior government officials, Flag Officers, SES, and private sector executives from the Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Defense (DoD).

Already a trusted partner for former senior government officials, Benchmark’s Federal Advisors practice aims to further establish their network and leadership position.

Bill Crowell, former Deputy Director at NSA and former CEO of Cylink, said, “Benchmark has been a very valuable resource for brokering introductions to leading government contractors and promising startups. The partners understand the unique needs of companies looking to expand their federal presence and match them with the right talent.”

Benchmark’s Federal Advisors practice draws from a robust network of proven subject matter experts with the insider knowledge, established agency relationships and keen understanding of the complex government arena needed by private sector organizations in order to succeed in the federal marketplace.

“The focus of our new practice is to arm Benchmark’s clients with the expertise of federal power players who can help them earn top market position,” said Jeremy King, Managing Director for Benchmark’s Federal Practice. “These experts offer our clients strategic and tactical advice in the areas of market positioning and operational planning, agency budget allocation, business development, and make crucial introductions to key decision makers.”

Cultivated from the most senior levels of government and industry, Benchmark’s Federal Advisor practice boasts the most established and sought-after roster of advisors from the CIA, NSA, DoD, DHS, DOE, State, and EPA. To find out why emerging companies turn to Benchmark for executive search, visit

About Benchmark:
Federal contractors, Private Equity and emerging VC-backed organizations turn to Benchmark Executive Search to acquire top talent and advice on building out their executive, board and advisory teams. Based in Reston, Va., Benchmark is a full-service, retained firm boasting a strong track record among boards, CEO’s and investors, nationally. Benchmark’s proprietary research methodology, Benchmarking Dashboard™, broad research capabilities and extensive network of CXO and VP-level professionals, cultivated over a collective 70 years in the executive search industry, ensure that each search achieves superior results. Clients ranging from innovative startups to market-leading public and private companies rely on Benchmark’s expertise and advice to recruit and retain C and VP level executives, board members, federal advisors and strategic consultants. For more information, visit