Veronica Mollica, chief executive officer and founder of Indigo Partners, has joined the CyberSN executive team as vice president of business development, responsible for building teams to support national expansion.
Ms. Mollica is an information security recruiter and was recognized in Hunt Scanlon‘s inaugural Cyber 20 ranking of leading specialists in the field earlier this year. She has been in the recruiting sector for 16 years, serving several national search firms before launching Indigo in 2003.
“I’m excited to work with an experienced individual who is cut from the same cloth of integrity and transparency, who has five-star sales and customer service skills, and who is a team player and believes there can be love in the workforce,” said CyberSN CEO and founder Deidre Diamond. “Veronica is that rare person and I am beyond thrilled that we are uniting.”
“Deidre’s proven track record in cybersecurity and search, combined with her leadership and passion, has led her to create an exceptionally talented team of experienced recruiters who understand the cybersecurity landscape and can fill security jobs faster and more efficiently than any other generalist or specialist staffing firm,” said Ms. Mollica. “We share a vision for elevating the staffing industry and serving the cyber security community at the highest level by simplifying the search process for both clients and candidates.”
Talent Challenges Facing the Cybersecurity Field
Ms. Mollica said the lack of qualified candidates across the field has made the task of identifying cybersecurity leaders difficult. “The real challenge for companies looking to hire cyber talent is to first move beyond their in-house recruiting teams,” she said. “They typically lack the established networks of real relationships with cybersecurity professionals — and without that in place most searches either fail to get off the ground properly, or fail to deliver the right candidates.”
Ms. Mollica also said the best candidates have relationships with established recruiting specialists who have taken the time to get to know them and to understand what drives them.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media