Retained Search – CISO / Security Leadership

Confidential Retained Search for Security Executives

Too often Security Leadership roles are hired without the proper diligence which is why CIO Magazine claims the average security leader’s tenure averages only 17 months.

Fortify Experts is so confident in our ability to find and attract industry recognized security leaders who will commit to a long term hire, we offer an industry leading 5 year placement guarantee.  

Retained Search – CISO / Security LeadershipFortify Experts offers a FIVE (5) YEAR PLACEMENT GUARANTEE!

A critical difference with Fortify Experts Retained Search is you will be led through the process by an executive recruiter who understands security and how critical it is to an organizations success. 

Qualifying Security Leadership is Extremely Unique.  

  • Fortify Experts has a National Network and database of over 5,000 CISO’s & Security Leaders.
  • Through an 8 step refined retained search process, we manage and simplify the search for our clients.
  • We Prequalify Client Searches with a thorough assessment of corporate security needs.
  • We evaluate potential candidates from our extensive security leadership network
  • Fortify Experts confidentially builds a short list of qualified candidates through initial interviews.
  • Utilizing our own security experts, we thoroughly evaluate candidates’ leadership skills plus their security knowledge, vision and strategies.
  • We then evaluate and provide a full technical assessment the match the clients’ goals.  We provide detailed candidate assessments such as:

Retained Search – CISO / Security Leadership

We listen – truly listen. We assess. And then we deliver.

Our retained executive search partners are true business and career partners with our clients. We work closely with them to understand their objectives and assist in defining the role and the evaluation criteria. We also listen to all of the dynamics involved in the retained recruiting process, ensuring that everyone—from the client company’s top executives to the head of HR—are on the same page. By clarifying expectations and minimizing misunderstandings at the outset, we ensure the recruiting process moves efficiently and effectively.

Focused, dedicated service that drives exceptional results

Retained Search – CISO / Security Leadership

We carefully assess the position and how candidate experiences and skills fit with those elements. Our comprehensive research also evaluates each candidates’ fit within the strategic, financial, political, cultural and operational aspects of the company. We understand the process. We understand the security industry. We proceed in a highly efficient and consultative fashion to find the perfect match between career goals and company’s goals. We understand what it takes to deliver knowledgeable results that will exceed your expectations.


Fortify Executive Retained Search Process

 – Dedicated Executive Recruiter
 – Full Security Needs Assessment
 – Job Description Development
 – Confidential Candidate Assessment
            Multiple Security Assessments
            Problem Solving
            Leadership Skills
 – Management of Interview Process
 – Candidate Assessment Summaries
 – Negotiation of Offers
 – Onboarding Assistance
 – 30, 90 & 180 Day Post Placement Assessments