JM Search Forms Dedicated Cybersecurity Practice
Partners Kevin Kernan and Tom Figueroa will Co-Lead a Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity Leadership
JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm, has formed a dedicated Cybersecurity Practice to assist public and private equity-backed companies in identifying and recruiting high-performance leaders. The firm brings a 40-year successful track record placing CEOs and C-Suite leaders into industry-leading Cybersecurity businesses, as well as placing Chief Security Officers & CISOs into investor-backed and public companies across all sectors. This newly dedicated team is well positioned to assist clients in finding the talent necessary to increase enterprise value, generate improved shareholder returns and ensure security best practices in all market conditions.
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“By formalizing this practice as a Cybersecurity leadership center of excellence, we’re solidifying our long-standing commitment to helping clients remain at the forefront of security best practices and innovation amidst rapidly changing threat vectors, continued disruption, and required changes brought on by a global pandemic and the lasting consequences”
“Since our founding 40 years ago, JM Search has established a significant track record of partnering with companies that require transformational leadership to help drive operational efficiency, revenue growth and increased enterprise value,” said John Marshall, JM Search’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. “By formalizing this practice as a Cybersecurity leadership center of excellence, we’re solidifying our long-standing commitment to helping clients remain at the forefront of security best practices and innovation amidst rapidly changing threat vectors, continued disruption, and required changes brought on by a global pandemic and the lasting consequences”.
Marshall adds: “Exemplifying the strength of our commitment is the depth and breadth of our team’s overall recruiting capabilities. With deep knowledge and complementary experience, Kernan and Figueroa will anchor a team of senior JM Search leaders who are unmatched in their ability to assist companies with all aspects of cyber-focused talent sourcing, including executive leadership within cybersecurity companies and security leadership functions (CEO, CSO & CISO) across all market segments.”
As a former Cybersecurity CEO, Kernan hired the entire leadership team for Secure Software, a venture backed application security business which was acquired in 2007. Kernan transitioned into retained executive search in 2010 and has completed over 200 leadership projects, including Board Directors, CEOs, CSOs, and CISOs for investor backed and public cybersecurity firms globally. Figueroa joined JM Search in 2003 and has consistently received industry recognition from Hunt Scanlon as a top executive recruiter in the cybersecurity sector. As a member of the JM Search Management Team, he plays a key role in setting strategy for the overall business, has built a thriving FinTech Practice, and continues to play a key role in attracting and hiring world-class search executives to JM Search.