RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Benchmark Executive Search, an award-winning search firm, announced today the placement of Caleb Barlow as Chief Executive Officer of CynergisTek Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK)
To fill the key role of CEO, CynergisTek trusted that Benchmark’s industry experience, reputation and proven track record of success would result in recruiting a high-impact executive.
"Given the critical importance of a succession plan and strategy for a publicly listed company, the Board at CynergisTek thought long and hard about who to partner with for this important task. Selecting Benchmark was the obvious choice for us, and we couldn’t be happier with how the process was conducted and the final outcome. The thoroughness of the process and quality of the candidates included in the search was particularly impressive. Benchmark clearly knows the cybersecurity industry and knew who would and wouldn’t be a fit for our Company,” said JD Abouchar, Chairman of the Board of CynergisTek. Abouchar continued, “Benchmark’s hi-touch nature made us feel like they were partners in our success. Their reputation as 'honest brokers' was evident as they demonstrated they truly care about both client and candidate to ensure mutual alignment and fit. I highly recommend them.”
Barlow is a globally recognized security professional and recently served as Vice President of Threat Intelligence for IBM Security where he built IBM’s X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Service. He brings years of experience building security teams and defining the best practices for organizations to maintain resiliency during a security breach. Believing that a rapid, well planned and regularly rehearsed response to a cyber incident can be the difference between success and failure, Barlow established the industry’s first immersive cyber range, the first mobile cyber operations center and a comprehensive incident command system for responding to major cyber incidents.
"In a market flush with recruiters and great C-Level opportunities, it is an exception to work with a search firm that truly knows the security industry, the trends and the key players. Benchmark moves past the buzz words into a mission focused discussion between security professionals,” said Caleb Barlow, Chief Executive Officer of CynergisTek.
Additionally, Barlow has a broad background, which he will bring to the CynergisTek team, having led teams in product development, product management, strategy, marketing, service delivery and acquisition integration. He has a history of successfully leading growth organizations and is a sought-after expert on information security with appearances that include the TED stage, the “Today” show and regular appearances on national news and dozens of publications. Caleb has testified before the U.S. Congress and the United Nations by invitation of the President of the U.N. General Assembly.
"Caleb Barlow brings a distinguished background, proven leadership and deep cybersecurity expertise to CynergisTek coupled with a rare ops tempo and drive. We look forward to watching Caleb take CynergisTek to the next level of growth and market leadership," said Benchmark President Jeremy King.
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