Joyce Brocaglia is a visionary entrepreneur who created both the first executive search firm specializing in cybersecurity and a ground-breaking membership organization that builds women leaders in cybersecurity, risk, and privacy.
Joyce founded Alta Associates in 1986 and today Alta is the most prominent executive search firm specializing in Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management and Data Privacy. Alta, ranked one of the top 50 executive search firms in the US has an unprecedented track record of placing Chief Information Security Officer’s and building world class organizations.
In March of 2022, Alta was acquired by Diversified Search Group, the largest women-led, women-founded executive search firm. Joyce is the Global Cybersecurity Practice Leader. This joining of forces has expanded Alta’s search capabilities throughout the C-Suite and into the boardroom.
Joyce is a business advisor to her clients who has gained the trust and respect of the industry’s most influential executives by accomplishing their strategic and diverse hiring goals. For over three decades Joyce has helped to define, elevate, and integrate the role of cybersecurity leaders and professionals in firms ranging from private equity, venture-backed growth companies to the world’s largest and most complex global corporations.
Joyce is the leading authority on the recruitment of Chief Information Security Officers. She is a career advisor to executive thought leaders, sought after for her deep knowledge of the industry, market conditions, and business intelligence.
Joyce is a fierce advocate for women and has dedicated her career to advancing women leaders in cybersecurity, risk and privacy. In 2002, Joyce founded the Executive Women’s Forum ( EWF). Today the EWF is the largest member organization serving over 15,000 emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential female executives in their field. With over 80 Corporate Benefactors globally, the EWF is turbocharging the advancement of their DE&I and ESG goals.
The EWF Leadership Academy equips women with the self-awareness, resiliency, and skills necessary to compete for leadership roles. The EWF Cybersecurity Women on Capitol Hill Symposium strengthens public-private relationships. The Carnegie Mellon University, Joyce Brocaglia Endowed Fellowship Fund provides scholarships to underrepresented students.
With a mission to increase the pipeline of diverse and qualified board of director members, in 2019 Joyce founded BoardSuited, an online e-learning course that provides professionals with a practical approach to best prepare and position themselves for their first boardroom seat.
As Founder and CEO, today Joyce takes great pride in the impact her companies have had on advancing diversity in leadership and building world class organizations.
Joyce serves on numerous Board of Directors and Advisors and has been recognized for her contributions to the cybersecurity industry with many awards:
Board of Directors and Board of Advisors:
2020 – Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Cybercrime Support Network
2020 – Appointed to the New York University (NYU) Cybersecurity Advisory Council
2019 – Appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Women’s Technology Council of New York Institute of Technology
2018 – Appointed to Board of Trustees of Drew University in NJ.
2015 – Appointed to the Strategic Advisory Board of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals.
2012 – Appointed to the Board of Advisors of Shared Assessments.
Awards and Publications:
2022 – Top 100 Women in Business in NJ
2021–Shared Assessments Lifetime Achievement Award in Cybersecurity
2021 – Force for Change Award – Leading Women Entrepreneurs
2020 – Top 50 Women Entrepreneurs in NJ
2019 – New York University Women Leaders in Cybersecurity Award.
2018 – NJBiz Top 50 Women in Business.
2016 – SmartCEO Award
2015 – CSO Compass Award for outstanding achievement in security and risk management leadership