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Credibility. Access. Experience. Alta Associates is the most prominent, experienced and successful boutique executive search firm specializing in Information Security, IT Risk Management, GRC and Privacy. Alta is known for placing “C-Level” executives and building the teams that support them. Whether you are searching for an executive, or building a team, leverage Alta's unparalleled access to the industry's best professionals. Since 1986 clients have relied on Alta Associates to complete specialized and hard to fill searches.

Did you know?
82 %
of Fortune 500 Companies

say they prefer to retain boutique
specialists over larger generalist
search firms for their recruiting needs.

Success Stories

Auto Manfucturer

Leading US Manufacturer

A Leading US Manufacturer turned to Alta in 2014 to help them build their first time internal security organization. This project included 10 open positions spanning architecture, …

Auto Manfucturer

Leading US Manufacturer

A Leading US Manufacturer turned to Alta in 2014 to help them build their first time internal security organization. This project included 10 open positions spanning architecture, compliance, risk assessment, program management and engineering. Alta builds comprehensive teams and is uniquely positioned to assist in the development of job descriptions and hiring strategies.

Health Care Technology

Global Insurance Provider

A global insurance provider retained Alta Associates to build their information risk organization. Alta’s placement of multiple risk executives enabled this company to build …

Health Care Technology

Global Insurance Provider

A global insurance provider retained Alta Associates to build their information risk organization. Alta’s placement of multiple risk executives enabled this company to build a world class, award winning risk organization in record time. Alta is often retained to build teams and create first-time departments.

Health Care

Healthcare Organization

A healthcare organization turned to Alta Associates to find their first ever Chief Data Officer. Alta worked closely with this company to understand the nuances of this role …

Health Care

Healthcare Organization

A healthcare organization turned to Alta Associates to find their first ever Chief Data Officer. Alta worked closely with this company to understand the nuances of this role and identified executives who could drive competitive advantage and improved performance using Big Data and analytics. Alta is often retained to fill unique and hard to fill roles.

Hi Tech Compmany

HiTech Fortune 500 Company

After an unsuccessful independent search, a HiTech Fortune 500 company, turned towards Alta Associates to fill two hard‐to‐find niche Principal Security …

Hi Tech Compmany

HiTech Fortune 500 Company

After an unsuccessful independent search, a HiTech Fortune 500 company, turned towards Alta Associates to fill two hard‐to‐find niche Principal Security Architect roles. Not only were these 2 roles filled, but a third hire occurred as well as a result of this partnership. Our ability to focus on your search and apply our 30+ years of knowledge in this specific field, yields positive results.

Health Care

Major Healthcare Leader

When a nationally recognized leader in Healthcare needed to elevate the leadership surrounding their IT Compliance organization, they trusted Alta Associates …

Health Care

Major Healthcare Leader

When a nationally recognized leader in Healthcare needed to elevate the leadership surrounding their IT Compliance organization, they trusted Alta Associates to identify the right person for the job. Not only did Alta complete the search, but also proved able to help the employer uphold its mission to embrace diversity‐of‐thought by supplying a diverse candidate pool. As a result of this good work, today, in 2014, we continue to fill this company’s leadership team and engage in numerous concurrent searches.

Financial Services

Financial Services Organization

A financial services organization retained Alta when they needed to elevate their CISO with someone who could be accountable for IT Risk and managing key relationships with regulators. Alta’s vast …

Financial Services

Financial Services Organization

A financial services organization retained Alta when they needed to elevate their CISO with someone who would also be accountable for IT Risk and managing key relationships with regulators. Alta’s vast experience in the financial services industry allowed them to fill the role with someone who heightened the status of the role within their organization.

Retail

Privately Held National Retailer

Looking to hire their first time CISO, a privately held national retailer retained the services of Alta Associates in 2012 to help them craft a compelling job summary …

Retail

Privately Held National Retailer

Looking to hire their first time CISO, a privately held national retailer retained the services of Alta Associates in 2012 to help them craft a compelling job summary and compensation package and together as staffing partners, filled this key role within six months. Alta is frequently utilized as a trusted advisor.

Software Manufacturer

Global Software Manufacturer

When a global software manufacturer moved from offering their products off the self and into the cloud they needed a CISO who could address …

Software Manufacturer

Global Software Manufacturer

When a global software manufacturer moved from offering their products off the self and into the cloud they needed a CISO who could address the newly created security challenges. Alta’s strength is finding executives that are uniquely capable of the job at hand.

Account Firm

Big Four Accounting Firm

When a Big Four Accounting Firm needed a new Senior Manager for Cybercrime Investigations, Alta Associates had the contacts and an employment contract …

Account Firm

Big Four Accounting Firm

When a Big Four Accounting Firm needed a new Senior Manager for Cybercrime Investigations, Alta Associates had the contacts and an employment contract was promptly finalized. Their service and attentiveness to both their client and the candidate was outstanding! I highly recommend Alta when seeking hard to fill cyber forensics positions.

~ Ken Zatyko, Senior Vice President

Bank

Global Retail Bank

As a result of the Russians hacking into a major US bank in 1994, Alta Associates built the first ever INFOSEC organization. That means from the time information security …

Bank

Global Retail Bank

As a result of the Russians hacking into a major US bank in 1994, Alta Associates built the first ever INFOSEC organization. That means from the time information security became a stand‐alone career, Alta has been placing information security professionals. This has allowed Alta to have a unique perspective of the evolution of the CISO role. Alta’s model of placing the C‐level and then building out their organization has become a key strength of ours. By matching technical competency along with cultural fit and business acumen, Alta creates better functioning teams.

Management Consulting

BIG 4 Management Consulting

In 2013, when a prominent BIG 4 Management Consulting firm wanted to expand its capabilities into the growing field of IT Forensics and E‐discovery, they called upon the Alta team to help them hire two practice leaders with deep roots …

Management Consulting

BIG 4 Management Consulting

In 2013, when a prominent BIG 4 Management Consulting firm wanted to expand its capabilities into the growing field of IT Forensics and E‐discovery, they called upon the Alta team to help them hire two practice leaders with deep roots in conducting IT security investigations and leading world class teams. Our deep network of talent and sophisticated recruitment tools, allows us to keep ahead of industry trends and growing demands for newer skill sets.

Retail

Retail Giant

Following a recent nationally scrutinized data breach, a fortune 200 retail giant hired Alta Associates to identify their next CISO. The Alta team filled this …

Retail

Retail Giant

Following a recent nationally scrutinized data breach, a fortune 200 retail giant hired Alta Associates to identify their next CISO. The Alta team filled this search in an impressive 60 day window. We understand the need for urgency and confidentiality and are here to help you.

Insurance

Major Insurance Provider

In 2014 a major insurance provider retained Alta to find a global CISO that was innovative and matched their service oriented mind set. Alta’s greatest strength …

Insurance

Major Insurance Provider

In 2014 a major insurance provider retained Alta to find a global CISO that was innovative and matched their service oriented mind set. Alta’s greatest strength is their ability to match executives to the client’s culture ensuring a smoother transition and increasing the likelihood of success.

Auto Manfucturer

Major Auto Manufacturer

In 2014 a major auto manufacturer retained Alta to provide search services for their global CISO role enabling them to evaluate both internal and external candidates. Alta’s …

Auto Manfucturer

Major Auto Manufacturer

In 2014 a major auto manufacturer retained Alta to provide search services for their global CISO role enabling them to evaluate both internal and external candidates. Alta’s due diligence extends to all internal candidate that may be considered for a role allowing companies to compare, benchmark and consider the broadest slate of qualified candidates.

How We Work:

Alta embraces its brand as the national premier provider of talent in the IT Cyber Security and Risk industry.

As a highly focused, boutique firm, we offer dedication and a
deep level of commitment and accountability. We know that
every search and candidate is different and therefore offer a
very personalized and custom approach to each search. During
our 30 years of experience, we have developed and refined our
proprietary Alta Search Framework that includes job description
creation, compensation analysis, interview process strategy
and offer delivery.

Once a search is launched, our team can typically produce a diverse slate of candidates within 2-3 weeks and bring them to a successful conclusion (offer acceptance) within 3 months. Your experienced Account Manager facilitates frequent status updates and provides search tracking reports and metrics. How we work can be best defined as an “expert partner” and extension of your recruitment team who drives the process and delivers results.

ALTA’S TRANSITION EXCELERATOR:
120 Day Onboarding Program

Accelerate Executive
Performance
1:1 Coaching &
   Action Plan

Alta’s Transition Excelerator is a 120-day onboarding solution that focuses on accelerating executive performance and expediting contribution while safeguarding the organization’s investment. The first 120 days are critical when you consider the fact firms with strong onboarding programs see 2.5 times the profit growth and 1.9 times the profit margin.

Trusted Advisor

Alta Associates has been placing information security and IT Risk officers since the inception of those roles as stand-alone careers. Industry thought leaders throughout the US have relied on Alta’s advice to build their organizations and further their careers for the past 29 years. Companies trust Alta because of their breadth of knowledge, deep industry ties and successful completion of hard to fill searches.

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