Benchmark Executive Search


Benchmark’s mission is to help keep America safe. We build high impact leadership teams that achieve extraordinary results for our clients and serve both the Commercial and Federal markets.

As a committed boutique executive search firm, Benchmark is laser focused on serving clients with our expertise, deep knowledge, and trusted network in Cyber Security, National Security, Corporate Security, and Disruptive Technologies.

For the Federal market, we specialize in working with startup, emerging-growth and mid-cap companies interested in entering or expanding their presence in the federal market, particularly national security. With a deep understanding of the government acquisition process and a collaborative approach to networking, our clients trust us with their most sensitive, confidential and mission-critical searches and benefit from our unique access to an elite talent pool.

For the Commercial market, we work with Fortune 1000 organizations and recruit board members, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Security Officers, and Chief Information Security Officers, etc. Additionally, we partner with VC-backed and PE-backed growth companies to recruit CEO’s and their direct reports.

Benchmark is committed to Excellence in Search Execution which we measure by accuracy, responsiveness, time to closure and short/long term impact of the executive leadership we recruit.



Security Threats Create Talent Challenges, Opportunities

Cybersecurity might well might the greatest challenge facing corporate America today. The threat to reputation, private information and dollars — both from immediate theft and the cost of repairing the damage of a cyber-attack — can be staggering. Yet too few companies have taken adequate measures to protect themselves. No one can deny that it is

More Search Firms Forming Advisory Boards

BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm specializing in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has formed an advisory board of 12 former general counsel and chief compliance officers. This team, many of whom have served in Fortune 500 companies, is charged with providing advisory and leadership development services, complementing the firm’s core recruiting business.

Benchmark Executive Search Recruits Chief Security Officer for SSL MDA Holdings

Benchmark Executive Search has placed Phil Robinson as the new chief security officer of SSL MDA Holdings. Jeremy King, president of Benchmark, led the assignment. Mr. Robinson will report to the senior vice president, chief legal and compliance officer and work in partnership with the senior management team and the government security committee at SSL MDA.

The 10 Biggest Recruiting Assignments of 2016

As the year now draws to a close, it turns out that when we looked back through our archives 2016 was simply a remarkable year for first rate search assignments. Hunt Scanlon Media tracked hundreds of them. From CEO placements to those covering the bandwidth of the C-suite, our editorial team gleaned the best from every industry sector

Benchmark Executive Search Recruits Cybersecurity Leader for Accenture

Benchmark Executive Search has recruited Ira “Gus” Hunt to lead the cybersecurity practice at Accenture Federal Services (AFS). Benchmark president Jeremy King led the search. Mr. Hunt formerly served as chief technology officer for the CIA from which he retired in 2013 after a 28-year career. As CTO, he set the CIA’s information technology strategic direction, accelerated adoption of new technology and led

Talent Talks

The Hunt for Cybersecurity Leadership

This podcast episode features Jeremy King, president of Benchmark Executive Search, one of the most well-respected specialist cybersecurity-focused recruiting firms in the nation. With decades of CXO, VP, GM and board level executive search experience, Jeremy and his team work with top public companies and private equity & VC-backed technology innovators at the intersection of cybersecurity,


Benchmark Recognized as One of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms

RESTON, VA, May 19, 2017 — Benchmark Executive Search, an industry-recognized executive recruitment firm focused on cyber security, corporate security and national security, has been recognized as one of the Best Executive Search Firms by Forbes. Benchmark and other executive search firms on the Forbes list were selected on the basis of results from an extensive independent peer

Benchmark Executive Search Launches Service to Connect National Security & Cyber Security Experts to Corporate America

RESTON, VA, September 8, 2016 — Benchmark Executive Search, an industry-recognized executive recruitment firm, announced today their Expert Network, a service to match its deep network of experts, advisors and consultants to companies seeking to upgrade their corporate asset protection, risk management and cyber strategies. To address the growing need for a full spectrum of enterprise risks in

Benchmark Executive Search Names New Members to its Cyber Security & Risk Advisory Board

RESTON, VA, February 5, 2016 — Benchmark Executive Search, an industry-recognized executive recruitment firm, announced today its newly expanded Advisory Board and names five new members who are world-class security and risk experts. To address the growing need for a full spectrum of enterprise risks in corporate boardrooms, Benchmark is leveraging its network of experts ranging from cyber

Benchmark Executive Search Launches Expanded Board of Director Practice

RESTON, VA, January 11, 2016 — 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.

Benchmark Executive Search Places Bill Weber as President & CEO of KEYW

RESTON, VA, September 30, 2015 — Benchmark Executive Search, an industry-recognized, Top 10 GovCon executive recruitment firm, announced today it placed Bill Weber as President & CEO at KEYW. The Hanover, MD based company provides agile cyber superiority, cybersecurity, and geospatial intelligence solutions for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers and commercial enterprises. Caroline Pisano, Chairman of the Board