Andrew Maner

Andrew Maner is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of E3/Sentinel, a mission-focused services and solutions company that has a long history of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market. Maner is an accomplished leader in the Federal/Consulting arena with specialty in M&A, Corporate Leadership and Organization Design/Change with mission eminence in National Security and Homeland Defense.

Preceding his current roles, Maner was the US Federal Leader in IBM’s Global Business Services Public Sector Practice where he led the $1.8B P&L and its Sector capture/strategy assets, market development personnel and initiatives. Maner realigned the entire group over 2+ years and increased employee retention and innovation efforts as well as significantly increasing profit margins.

Prior to being acquired by IBM in March of 2010, Maner was the CEO of National Interest Security Company (NISC), a 1,000-employee DC Capital backed Information Management/Services and Technology Management Consulting Company serving the intelligence, homeland security, Department of Defense (DoD), federal, medical, and energy marketplaces. Maner led 20%+ organic growth as well as 7 acquisitions ranging from $12M to $80M topline in the National Security arena.

Maner was appointed by Pres. George W. Bush in January 2004 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) until March of 2006. As the CFO, Maner was responsible for the on-going integration of agencies such as the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), United States Coast Guard, United States Secret Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and FEMA into DHS. Maner also managed all budget, finance, financial system, strategic planning, and investment review functions within the $50B Department.

Maner also served at the U.S. Customs Service (later to become CBP under DHS) from January 2002 to January 2004. Maner was the Chief of Staff to U.S. Customs commissioner Robert C. Bonner, serving as the agency’s principal operating officer. In March 2003, Maner was also asked to direct and manage the merger of the four component agencies of CBP including U.S. Customs, U.S. Border Patrol, INS Inspections, and Agriculture & Quarantine Inspections. The merger involved a total of 42,000 personnel and budgets totaling $7B.

Maner served in the administration of Pres. George Bush in the White House Office of Advance and later as a Staff Assistant under Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater in the White House Press Office (1991-1993). Following the change in administration, he continued to work for former Pres. Bush and Mrs. Bush, as Director of Press and Political Affairs in the former President’s office in Houston, Texas. During the U.S. aid effort in Somalia in 1993, Maner served as Special Assistant to the United Nations Envoy to Somalia in Mogadishu, where he helped manage operations and interactions between the thirty nations contributing troops and aid. He also assisted with political, economic/trade development and food aid efforts throughout the country.

Maner is a graduate of Purdue University (B.A.), where he currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board and received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2005, Maner was selected for the coveted Purdue University Old Masters award program and was chosen to receive the Distinguished Public Service Award from the United States Coast Guard in 2006. Maner also sits on the Board of Directors of No Greater Sacrifice, a non-profit specializing in secondary education for children of the fallen and severely wounded.

Andrew’s Comments on Benchmark:

Having served on Benchmark’s advisory board for over 12 years, I have seen firsthand that Benchmark has earned the respect of their clients and candidates because of a deep understanding of these complex markets, not just joining the conversation, but leading, creating and often initiating thought leadership themselves in areas such as Cybersecurity and Risk Management. Benchmark’s specific commitment to the Intelligence/DoD/National Security Community has been proven many times over. They understand the importance of a mission; the mission of their clients and our clients; they understand that every week in our business is a lifetime and that human capital is our most important asset. Their network of senior officials from government and industry are unmatched in my experience.