Jeremy King is co-founder and president of Benchmark Executive Search. He has nearly 20 years of experience as an executive search consultant, specializing in senior-executive and board-level positions at VC- and private-equity-backed technology innovators, government contractors and organizations involved in national security and cybersecurity.
In 2014, Jeremy was recognized by ExecutiveBiz as a Top 10 GovCon Executive Recruiter. In 2015, he was featured as one of Bisnow's Trending 40 Federal Innovators and Entrepreneurs, a program that recognizes the top talent in Washington's legal, tech and association communities. In 2016, Hunt Scanlon Media chose Benchmark Executive Search as one of its inaugural Cyber 20, a program honoring the top 20 U.S. executive search firms dedicated to cybersecurity.
Jeremy is a co-founder and board member of MissionLink, an exclusive CEO-only organization that fosters collaboration, access and opportunity for companies focused on defense and national security missions. Jeremy also co-founded and serves on the board of the HER Foundation, a nonprofit focused on hyperemesis education and research. He is a member of Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Business Executives for National Security (BENS), the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
Jeremy's experience in the technology industry dates back to 1995, when he led channel sales and business development at Erol's Internet and helped the company become the seventh-largest ISP as it grew from 5,000 customers to more 100,000 customers before being acquired. Jeremy was then recruited to join DHR International, a leading executive search firm, where he was the youngest search consultant and served on the leadership team of the company's early-stage high-technology practice. He graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. degree in political science in 1993.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Jeremy King and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.
Interviews with three prominent SMEs in the world of cybersecurity: Rich Baich, Bill Crowell and Anthony J. Ferrante.
Companies of all sizes should ask themselves: do we have a real cyber A-team of executives and outside experts?
Former Defense, Intelligence and National Security senior officials who were charged with protecting our country’s secrets, classified networks and technical assets are in high demand by corporate America.
Analogies to NFL teams (offense, defense and special teams) as well as military special forces can be applied to organizing elite talent around a specific objective to the corporate cyber challenge each company faces.