Austin Krissoff leads the firm’s cybersecurity practice and is based in the Boston office. He specializes in Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) placements across industry verticals, and CxO security searches for venture and private equity-backed companies. Austin is passionate about working with early-stage technology companies and believes that information security is an increasingly valuable service for clients. Austin maintains close relationships with national security leaders in government, enterprise CISOs and security entrepreneurs. He is one of the few consultants in the industry holding a Top Secret clearance.
Prior to joining True, Austin was a search consultant at two other global retained firms, where he built international security teams. He previously worked at a venture-backed cyber security startup in Washington, D.C. A former U.S. Marine Captain, Austin served as a human intelligence advisor and platoon commander.
Austin holds an MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College, where he was a varsity swimmer and water polo athlete. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Austin enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing and kayaking.