Benchmark Executive Search Names New Members to its National Security Advisory Board

Benchmark Executive Search, an industry-recognized and award-winning executive recruitment firm, announced today its newly expanded Advisory Board and names four new members who are world-class national security experts.

To address the growing need for a full spectrum of enterprise risks in corporate boardrooms, Benchmark is expanding its network of experts ranging from national security, cybersecurity, insider threat, risk management and geopolitical risk. These top experts come from the highest levels in the intelligence, defense and national security communities. They are in high demand by corporate America who need their expertise in understanding how to defend networks, protect corporate assets, mitigate risks, implement best practices and advance professional development. Additionally, top tech startups need their expertise to help navigate the federal landscape and understand mission requirements. These four new members will join eighteen other subject matter experts on Benchmark’s National Security and Cyber Advisory Board.

New Advisory Board Members include:

  • The Honorable Ellen McCarthy – former Assistant Secretary of State Bureau of Intelligence & Research at State Department; COO at National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Lt Gen (ret) Bob Ashley – former Director at Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  • Lt Gen (ret) Scott Howell – former Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)
  • Kevin Higgins – SVP/GM US Operations and Global Opportunities at Zipline Int’l Inc.; former Chief of Staff to the Director of CIA; former Assistant Director of CIA for Africa Mission Center

“These esteemed and respected subject matter experts will provide Benchmark with valuable market perspective, best practices and risk management solutions, and insight and access into top talent,” said Jeremy King, President of Benchmark. “We look forward to working closely with these experts who will lend their vision, unique knowledge and experience. I am humbled to have each join our team of advisors.”

“Benchmark and Jeremy King is the trusted team top investors and entrepreneurs go to when they need top talent, federal experts or get an honest assessment,” said Ellen McCarthy. “They have a deep understanding of how the public sector operates, the needs of the mission, and more importantly how to connect existing requirements with private sector people and expertise that keeps our national sector operating on the cutting edge. In addition, as an Advisory Board member of non-profit MissionLink, I have seen first-hand Jeremy play his connector role at scale with 500+ companies going through the cohort over 12 years. I am a fan!”