The Security Recruiter Directory - UPDATED

To find the right job or hire the right candidate, sometimes you need to find the right security recruiter first. Updated January 2013 with new listings.

Looking for a qualified candidate or new job? CSOonline's recruiter directory can help. Below, you'll find a variety of security recruiters who can help move your search forward.

This list is a start, but in order to provide the most complete recruiter resource out there, we need your assistance. If you're a security recruiting firm, we want your information! Please send the name, contact info and a few sentences about your company and its specialties to Senior Editor Joan Goodchild. For even more career advice, check out CSO's job page.



8 Bartles Corner Rd., Suite 21

Flemington, NJ 08822

About: Founded in 1986 Alta Associates is widely acknowledged as the leading executive search firm specializing in Information Security, IT Risk Management, GRC and Privacy. Alta successfully performs retained searches for the most senior level executive roles in the industry and builds the teams that support them.

Alta Associates is a woman owned firm who supports diversity of thought and is committed to providing their clients with a diverse slate of candidates. Alta has unique access to the women in our field through the Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy founded by CEO, Joyce Brocaglia. The EWF is a community of over 1000 women who are leading experts in Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy.

Specialties: Recent successful retained searches for complex global companies include: Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Information Risk Officer, SVP Enterprise Risk, Chief Privacy Officer, SVP of IAM, SVP of Governance and Controls, SVP of Technology Risk, Managing Director of Information Security, Head of Information Security Architecture, SVP Security Strategy.Contingency searches include VP, Directors, Managers of information Security, Risk and Privacy

Contact: Joyce

Phone: 908-806-8442

Fax: 908-806-8443


About: Benchmark is a national retained executive search firm that specializes in building management teams & boards for Federal IT and venture backed companies. Our partners have completed hundreds of executive searches nationwide leading Board, CXO and VP level engagements. Our deep knowledge, experience and network in the Federal IT sector serves our clients well, as trusted relationships with government and industry insiders are crucial in this tight-knit community.

Specialties:Board member/advisor (agency SME), CXO, President/GM, VP Business Development (done all DHS, DoD, Civilian, Intelligence Community), VP Federal Sales, VP Talent Acquisition

Contact: Jeremy King, Managing Partnerr

1984 Isaac Newton Square, suite 202

Reston, VA 20190

Phone: 703-728-8506


About: Blackmere Consulting is dedicated to recruitment of Information Security professionals. With over 40 years of combined nationwide technical recruitment expertise, our technical recruiting experts have built time tested, successful partnerships with industry leaders within Fortune 100 and emerging growth companies. Our strategy relies on a strong partnership with our clients and the ability to perform as a trusted partner in your business with focus on quality, speed and cost effectiveness.

Blackmere's solutions include direct hire, consultants, contractors and contract-to-hire employees. Our search specialists' expertise spans technologies and industries from mid-level to executive search.

Specialties: Chief Information Security Officer, Director of Information Security, Information Security Auditors, Malware Engineers, Cyber Security Researchers, Control Systems Experts, Identity & Access Management, Network Security, Application Security, Mobile Security, Security Compliance, IT Security Engineers, Vulnerability Assessment.

Contact: Domini Clark,

Phone: 208-932-2750


361 Centennial Parkway, Suite 150

Louisville, Colorado 80027

About: Coalfire grew 39% last year, hired 80 people and currently have over 30 openings in Colorado, Seattle, Atlanta, Irvine, Dallas, etc.

Coalfire is a leading IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) firm that provides assessment, audit, security, and compliance solutions for over 1,000 customers throughout North America. Coalfire delivers these services to companies in the retail, financial services, government, healthcare, education, legal, and public electric utility industries. Their solutions are adapted to requirements under emerging data privacy legislation including PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, NERC CIP, SOX, and FISMA.

Specialties: Audits in the growing healthcare, PCI, SOX and ISO space

Contact: Diana Calderoni, Staffing

Phone: 303-554-7555

CT Partners (formerly known as Christian & Timbers)

875 15th Street NW, Suite 901

Washington, DC 20005

About: For over 25 years, CTPartners has helped Fortune 1000, NASDAQ, venture-backed companies and the US Government build world-class security and risk management leadership teams to lead threat analysis, operational/cyber security, asset, employee protection, and business continuity programs.

Specialties: Business Continuity, Information Security, Physical Security, Fraud, Risk, Anti-money Laundering

Defense Recruiters LLC

3324 W. 23rd Avenue

Denver, CO 80211

About: Defense Recruiters LLC specializes in the global search and placement of Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence professionals within the US Intelligence community.

Contact: Claudia Zwick


Phone: (866) 205-1257

Evan Scott Group

801 North Fairfax, Suite 207

Alexandria, VA 22314

About: Evan Scott Group International is a retainer based executive search firm. The company has six partners who each have more than fifteen years of retainer based executive search experience. Founded in 2000, the firm helps companies from around the globe recruit executive talent who know how to work effectively with federal agencies and integrators. The firm is a member of The Homeland Defense and Security Council, Washington Chapter of USO and member of INFRAGARD.

Specialties: CSO, CISO, VP Security, VP Business Development-All Federal Agencies, VP Sales, Federal and Commercial, VP Sales-State and Local, VP Business Development-State and Local, VP Marketing, CEO, President/COO, CFO, VP Government and Public Affairs General Council, VP or GM, Federal Operations, VP Human Resources, VP Human Capital

Contact: Evan Scott, First Arrow Executive Search

About: First Arrow is an executive search firm focuses on the Intelligence, DOD and Federal Civilian Community within the DC Metro area.

First Arrow serves as a trusted partner to identify, evaluate, recruit and most importantly land the talent within a company. The Managing Partner Shunil Joseph has built key relationships with former government agency executives, company executives and other key subject matter experts. Whether the company is a product vendor, government contractor, does research and development, is a systems integrator or specialized technology company, he has the understanding of the market and a large network of connections to match the right talent to the right company. First Arrow is tightly connected within the 3 letter Agency world and has access to the top 20% of candidates with Poly's that are not in the market for a new role and are passive candidates

Previous Searches: VP Operation Intelligence, CISO, Director Cyber Operations, VP BD Cyber Business, VP DHS Business, Director BD NSA, Senior VP Federal Civilian Business, Director FMV Business, Director BD, DIA, Senior Intel Advisor for Treasury, Chief Architect NSA Business, VP Operations DOD and CTO.

Specialties: Information Assurance, Infosec, Cybersecurity, ISR, Geospatial, Geoint, Sigint, Intelligence Analysis, Cloud Computing, CBRNE, SETA, Capture, BD and Government Relations.

Contact: Shunil Joseph

Managing Partner

Intelligence\DOD\Federal Civilian Practice

Phone: 703-987-7565

Cell 615-429-7509


5140 Main Street, Ste. 303-120

Williamsville, New York 14221

About: LenznerGroup specializes in executive search and consulting services in Security and Technology Risk Management. For over a decade, LenznerGroup is recognized for partnering with Global 500, Fortune 1000, professional services and private sector organizations to recruit vetted, highly sought talent for established and emerging markets.

Specialties: Enterprise Security, Technology Risk & Compliance, Privacy & Mobility, Cyber Law, Policy, Digital Investigation, Forensics & Incident Response.

Contact: Contact: Tracy

Phone: 212-920-6155

L.J. Kushner and Associates LLC

36 West Main St., Suite 302

Freehold, NJ 07728

About: L. J. Kushner and Associates, LLC is an executive recruitment firm specializing exclusively in the recruitment of Management, Technical, and Sales Professionals in the field of Information Security. The firms clients include Fortune 2000 companies, information security product companies, information security service providers, enterprise software companies, international consulting firms and systems integrators.

Specialties: Information Security Leadership positions (CSO, CISO, IT Risk Management), Information Security Architects, Governance and Compliance, Technical Security Subject Matter Experts (Software Security, Application Security, Network Security, Identity and Access Management), Penetration Testers, Computer Forensics, and Information Security Professional Services Leadership.

Contact: Lee Kushner, PresidentEmail: info@ljkushner.comOffice: 732-577-8100 Manta Security Management Recruiters

999 E. Basse Road, Suite 180-186

San Antonio, TX 78209

About: The executive recruitment and placement division of Farina and Associates, Ltd., dedicated exclusively to providing security management and loss prevention professionals to all global industries.


We focus on identifying and presenting Top-Talented leadership and management candidates in security, loss prevention, investigations and compliance roles for clients in the following positions: Chief Security Officer (CSO), Sales & Account Managers, Directors of Security and Loss Prevention, Business Development Managers, Corporate Security, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Professionals, Executive Protection Agent and Corporate Investigators, Business Continuity, Government-Cleared, Maritime Security Operators, Antiterrorism & Counterterrorism Specialists.

Contact: Philip Farina, CPPEmail: Phone: (305) 517-3664 Pinnacle

1479 Rhode Island St

San Francisco, CA 94107

About: Pinnacle Placements is an executive search firm focused exclusively on placing security industry professionals and corporate security executives. We excel at identifying and attracting top-level talent for our client partners.

Specialties: CSO, CISO, IT Security, VP Security, Director of Security, Corporate Security, Risk Management, Investigations, Business Development, Sales, Physical Security

David Lammert, President

Office 415-495-7170

Pinnacle Professions

132 Marlborough Street


Boston, MA 02116

About: Pinnacle Professions provides a broad scope of professional services. For the individual, the firm offers career development, resume writing, interview preparation, and custom job search procedures. Pinnacle Professions also assists companies with staffing objectives with its recruiting and research services.

Specialties: Pinnacle specializes in placements for information security and technology companies as well as sales and sales management for a range of industries, including retail and independent field representatives.

Contact: Michele Dodson, Principal Consultant

Phone: 617.266.3049


2435 North Central Expressway, Suite 1200

Richardson, TX 75080

About: Radiant Recruiting helps the healthcare industry recruit information security and business continuity professionals for positions in IT, clinical and operations. Demand for information security and business continuity professionals continue to rise as the healthcare industry addresses regulatory and business model changes.

Contact: Chris Summers, Account

Phone: 972-437-2777

Fax: 972-437-2788

Security & Investigative Placement Consultants LLC

7710 Woodmont Ave #209

Bethesda, MD 20814

About: Security & Investigative Placement Consultants LLC is a retained recruiting firm that finds and places security management and financial investigative personnel. It has assisted corporate, industrial and manufacturing clients, as well as financial institutions, insurance companies, academic institutions, healthcare organizations, accounting firms, law firms, and consulting firms.

Specialties: Corporate security management (CSOs), Threat Assessment Specialists, Executive Protection, Fraud and Financial Investigations, Electronic Investigations, Anti-money Laundering Investigations, Brand Protection

Contact: Kathy Lavinder, Executive

Office: 301-229-6360

Mobile: 202-487-4390,

POB 620298

Oviedo, FL 32762



About: We have been recruiting Security talent since 1990. What separates us from most other firms is we actually direct recruit candidates as opposed to using job boards. We are able to locate, recruit and present talent that most companies never know exist.

Specialties: We recruit mid to senior level Information Security and Risk Management talent. This includes individuals with hands-on technical skills, managers (all levels), C-level executives and any combination of this experience.

Contact: Wils Bell, PresidentBell@SecurityHeadhunter.com

Off: 407-365-2404



Security Management Resources, Inc.

19170 Springs Road

Jeffersonton, VA 22724

United States

Security Management Resources, Ltd.

Suite 7, Lyndon House

8 Kings Court

Willie Snaith Road

Newmarket Suffolk CB8 7SG

United Kingdom

Security Management Resources Asia Limited

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38th Floor, Central Plaza

18 Harbour Road

Wanchai, Hong Kong



Security Management Resources is the only security sector recruitment specialist with multiple wholly-owned offices located around the globe. SMR's sole focus is on professional and executive level positions within the security industry, and it enjoys an outstanding reputation and proven track record with both the Security and Human Resource Management communities. SMR has experienced steady growth since its launch, and it continues to excel in identifying ideal talent for the world's leading organizations throughout the Americas, Europe, Pacific Rim, Africa, Middle East Indian sub-continent and Russian & Caspian regions. Its leadership team boasts significant senior-level experience managing corporate security programs across a wide range of industries so clients have the benefit of subject matter experts with "real world experience" directly involved in their projects. Additionally, SMR's unparalleled access to and relationships with leading security industry executives and government agencies is invaluable.

Security Management Resources prides itself on having the best personnel in the industry, and deliver a world-class level recruitment experience. We are your global recruiting partner when trust, integrity and specialized experience matter.

Specialties: Professional and Executive Level Corporate Security, Investigative & Business Continuity roles.

Contact: Jerry J. Brennan,

Office: +1 540-428-2020

Fax: +1 540-349-3021

Contact: Jay B. Crawford, Managing Director,

Office: +1 352-385-0739

Fax: +1 352-385-1746

Contact: James Butler, Senior Director, EMEA &

Office: +44 0-20-3195-6398

Fax: +44 1353-727744

Contact:John Sullivan, Senior Advisor, Global

Office: +1 239-260-5553

P.O. Box 398

Woodland Park, CO 80866

About: serves corporate clients, select security vendors and security focused professional services organizations. helps employers fill information security jobs, corporate physical security jobs and converged security leadership jobs. Placement services include full-time and contract security job placement.

Specialties: Information Security, Corporate Security, Converged Logical / Physical Security, Compliance, Risk Management, Fraud, Anti-Money Laundering, Digital Rights Management, Intellectual Property Protection, Brand and Reputation Protection, Privacy

Contact: Jeffrey A. Snyder,

Office: 719-686-8810

Mobile: 719-650-5891

Secure Recruiting International

3510 N San Miguel St., Suite 111

Tampa, Fla. 33629

About: Secure Recruiting International is a full-service recruitment firm specializing in the networking, storage and information security, with corporate clients that range from pre-IPO to Fortune 500.

Specialties: The company matches qualified professionals at every level including product sales, channel sales, systems sales engineers, security consultants and CSOs.

Contact: Adam Schepps, President

Office: 813-258-8303

Fax: 813-258-8403

607 North Ave Suite 15-2

Wakefield, MA 01880-1305



About: Our Information Security Professional Services division, secureRevGroup, employs staff consultants who have technical or business expertise in information security.

Specialties: secureRevGroup specializes exclusively in infosec consulting. Our specific areas of expertise include: audit, compliance and risk, security technology, pen testing/vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection/prevention, incident response, forensics, identity management, network security.

secureRevGroup has both a bench and a network of professionals who can meet your organizations security goals. We are good people to know for the future because when you need us, you will be glad you know us.

Contact: Mark Aiello, CEO &

Office: 781-438-4380


Contact: Michael Consolazio, COO & Senior Vice President

Office: 781-438-4380


Potomac Recruiting

2200 Wilson Blvd. Suite 102-121 Arlington, VA 22201

About: Potomac Recruiting is a premier boutique contingency recruiting firm specializing in searches for companies in the national security marketplace. With extensive experience in both the corporate and government sides of the national security/homeland security field, we are exceptional at identifying and recruiting the most qualified and accomplished individuals.

Specialties: Our specialties include searches at the Manager, Director, VP and C Suite Levels. We also staff hard to fill positions requiring security clearances (Secret through TS/SCI with poly).

Contact: Jenessa Hoffman, President


SSR Personnel

About: Is the largest Recruitment Consultancy & Executive Search practice dedicated to the Security, Fire, Health and Safety sectors, established in 1986. In 2012 SSR was voted the global Security Recruitment Consultancy of the Year. The Award was presented "to the recruitment consultancy that has demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism in dealing with client organizations and potential appointees for security-specific roles across all of the major business sectors." Judges were unanimous in their praise for the leading position that SSR holds in such a diverse global sector. (

Specialties: They have consultants dedicated in disciplines and geographical understanding recruiting in Europe, Middle East , Russia, India, Asia, & China. They provide a global recruitment network for the attraction and retention of talent. Typical positions recruited include Corporate Security Management, Cyber Security, Security & Fire Systems Product Sales, Retail and Loss Prevention, Engineering & Project Management, Investigations, Audit, Compliance, Health and Safety.

Contact: Asia & India DesksEuropean Desks contactAmericas Desks

Peter French

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Jeff Johnson



1210 Northbrook Drive, Suite 200

Trevose, PA 19053

About: TSS International is a recruiting and consulting firm that works exclusively in the security industry to find the best fit for companies and candidates alike. TSS International has established key strategic alliances and partnerships throughout the world with select individuals and organizations in the security industry that share our same dedication to excellence.

Specialties: TSS was created to assist companies achieve strong financial results through aligning their people strategy with their business strategy. TSS International helps companies attract individuals that will dramatically impact their business. TSS International can help you evaluate your expectations and define a realistic candidate profile and compensation package for your open positions.

Contact: Deb Hodgdon

Phone: (267)699-2000

Toll free (866)944-2229


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Acumin Consulting Ltd.

Suite 22, Beaufort Court

Admirals Way

London E14 9XL

About: Acumin is a provider of information risk management staff in the UK. Established in 1998, the firm supplies both permanent and contract staff at all levels to industries spanning all sectors from first tier banks to global consultancies.

Specialties: Information Security, Business Continuity, Storage and Data Protection markets.


Phone +44(0) 20 7987 3838


Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment

Hamilton House, 1 Temple Avenue

Victoria Embankment

London EC4Y 0HA


A London-based specialist corporate governance recruiter, Barclay Simpson's information security recruitment division fills permanent and contract information security and business continuity roles. UK roles are mainly worked on a contingent basis within the banking, finance, commerce, consultancy and systems integrator sectors. Outside of the UK, roles are regularly filled in France, Switzerland, Germany. A Middle East and a Hong Office will be opened in late 2008.


Information Security, Business Continuity, Risk Management, Compliance, Risk, Legal Contact: Mark Ampleford


Phone: +44 207 936 2601

HJA Fire and Security Ltd

Talbot House

204-226 Imperial Drive,

Rayners Lane,



About: HJA Security was established in 1992 and recruits at all levels across all disciplines in the security industry, both nationally and internationally. Its HJA Fire division was established in 1999 to give greater focus to fire recruitment. The HJA Executive operation started in response to an increasing demand from clients and candidates for a service dedicated to senior positions.

Specialties: Specialties: Fire Systems, Manned Guarding, Intruder Alarm, Security Management, Executive Positions

Contact: Mike Hurst,

Phone: +44 (0)845 644 6893

Momentum Security Recruitment

London, UK & Dubai, UAE

About: Established as a Security Recruitment specialist, Momentum has offices in London, Stockholm and Dubai, UAE. Momentum Recruitment provides a quality focused recruitment service for the provision of security professionals across EMEA.

Specialities: Momentum specializes in the recruitment of professionals across the following sectors: Corporate Security, Integrated Security Systems (Manufacturers & Integrators), Retail Loss Prevention, Sales & Business Development professionals, Engineering, HSEQ, Defense & Homeland Security.

Kelvyn Pearce, Director

Phone: + 44 (0) 208 246 4222



4-8 Whites Grounds

Bermondsey Street

London, SE1 3LA

About: Nicholson provide analysis, operational and strategic professionals in sales, consultancy, management and senior management positions. Many candidates come from the military, intelligence or police service.

Specialties: IT Security/Technology Risk, Information Security/Risk/Assurance, Physical & Personal Security & Safety, Fraud Prevention


Steve Davidson

Director of Security, Fraud and Threat Management

Phone: +44 (0)207 378 5890


Securitech Recruitment Solutions Ltd

Suite 7, The Priory

Syresham Gardens

Haywards Heath

West Sussex

RH16 3BQ

About: Securitech was established in 2001 as a niche supplier of Information Security and Risk candidates. The firm now recruits throughout the IT sector, and has a desk specializing in the placement of engineering staff.

Specialties: Risk Analysis and Management, Developments of Security Policies and Procedures & Compliance, Network & Internet Security, Security Administration and Support, Encryption & Authentication, Ethical Hacking Penetration Testing, Security Officers and Management, Security Cleared personnel—Government and Defence projects, Generic IT Recruitment, Engineering and Energy Recruitment


Phone: 01444 417 944

Jon Neale or Neil Morgan

For positions in Australia and Asia contact Nick Monkton at

TRIGON Security & Risk Management

374 Wandsworth Road

London, SW8 4TD

About: Trigon is a security recruitment company based in London, established in 2004 and vetted members of the British Security Industry Association.

Specialties: Recruiters have senior police together with commercial experience enabling us to understand the industry that we are in. The company focuses on management-level placements in the UK, Europe and Asia.

Contact information:

Phone: +44 (0) 207 627 2788

Fax: 0207 627 1468

Email: info@trigon-consultancy

Via Resourcewww.via

Viking House, Denmark Street, Maidenhead


About: Via Resource is a leading provider of information security recruitment and risk management services. We specialise in providing interim, contract and permanent staff who help ensure your business remains secure, compliant and protected against virtual and physical threats.

Specialties: Information Security, Technical Security, Risk Management, Business Continuity, Audit, Cloud Computing, Public Sector, Executive Management, Pre Sales, Sales and Marketing.

Contact: Diana Real-LagePhone: +44 (0) 203 327 1996 Email:

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