Experience - Access - Knowledge - Trust - Diversity
We are the most prominent, experienced and successful boutique executive search firm specializing in Information Security, IT Risk Management, GRC, and Privacy.
When the Russians hacked into Citibank in 1994 Alta Associates was retained to help build the first ever information security organization. Twenty years later they are recruiting Chief Information Security Officers and their teams for companies that are the targets of sophisticated cyber-attacks. Most recent placements include the CISOs for a retail giant, a global payment processor, an insurance provider, and a major auto manufacturer to name a few. Alta has played a significant role in both defining and elevating the role of cybersecurity professionals. Over the years Alta has expanded its recruiting specialties to include IT Risk, Privacy Governance, Risk, and Compliance, as well as related specialty searches.
Then and Now
Joyce Brocaglia founded Alta Associates in 1986. Today Alta is the most prominent boutique executive search firm specializing in Cyber Security, IT Risk Management and Privacy. Alta has established an unparalleled track record for placing key C-level executives, and building world class teams in various industries throughout the US.
“Most of our clients are seeking an executive who can increase the credibility of their department, influence the culture of the organization and effectively partner, sell and deliver their initiatives globally to diverse businesses with varying risk tolerances. Finding this new breed of executive and building the teams that support them is difficult and that is why companies retain Alta”, says Joyce Brocaglia, CEO of the company
Knowledge, trust, efficiency, diversity and value are what set Alta apart.
The firm utilizes the Alta Advantage framework, a process that includes assisting clients in developing job descriptions, identifying and preparing interviewers, determining “market value” compensation and defining the interview process and timeline. They provide the first qualified slate of candidates 21 days from the launch and their goal is to complete the search within 90 days. Alta charges no administrative fees and each search is personally managed by a seasoned recruiter who “owns” that search from beginning to end.
Alta Associates is a woman owned firm committed to providing a diverse slate of candidates. Brocaglia, named “One of the Most Influential Women in Security” and recipient of the prestigious “CSO Compass Award” for outstanding achievement in security and risk management leadership is also the Founder of Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy (ewf-usa.com) the largest member organization dedicated to advancing women in the field.
Illustrious Clientele and Future Goals
The firm’s clients are global complex organizations with headquarters throughout the US and span many vertical industries.
Alta Associate’s committed specialty focus and deep network of trusted relationships is the reason it has become the leading expert in sourcing, screening and filling key leadership roles.
Alta Associates is an advocate for both clients and candidates, continuously meeting industry leaders, gaining insights on the latest trends and developing partnerships and alliances that enable them to advance individual careers and build world class organizations. The team at Alta Associates is very enthusiastic about the future of the industry and proud to be a part of strengthening its most valuable asset – human capital.