Expertise By Industry
Alta has an extensive network of candidates and a tremendously deep understanding of the nuances specific to the financial services industry. Alta is highly successful at performing executive searches for financial services firms and identifying candidates with experience in high transaction volume processing, complex technical environments, managing global teams, interfacing with regulators and understanding regulatory requirements.
Technology companies face unique challenges not just with their internal corporate information security efforts but also in securing their software products and service offerings. Alta Associates understands the unique qualifications of executives who understand product security, product development and product management. Alta has built information security, consulting and sales engineering groups for technology companies.
Alta understands that Healthcare is a data intensive environment with a growing need for providers and payers to retrieve, analyze, and share data. This brave new world is creating more challenges and opportunities to provide secure solutions. Alta Associates has built information security, privacy and IT risk teams for major Health Care organizations.
Manufacturing companies face unique challenges not just with their internal corporate information security program but also in securing the products they manufacture. When a major auto manufacturer needed to hire a high profile, global CISO they hired Alta to perform the search. Alta understands the complexities involved in hiring an executive who can work in an environment with various lines of business and risk tolerances.
Retail organizations have realized it’s not enough just to be PCI compliant and due to recent high profile breaches are building robust information security organizations. As a result of the most highly publicized data breach a globally recognized retail company retained Alta Associates to search for their signature hire of a CISO. Another retail organization relied on Alta Associates to find their first ever CISO to ensure that this privately held company.
After witnessing countless companies experience brand and financial damages due to data and privacy breaches, insurance organizations have significantly increased their efforts to prevent such things from happening by utilizing Alta to strengthen their information security organizations. The development of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) capabilities helps to protect insurers from losses, earnings surprises and reputational damage and provides a platform for strengthening governance, decision making and regulatory compliance.
The protection of our nations Critical Infrastructure is essential to the safety and security of our nation. Alta Associates has partnered with the energy industry to find executives who are both technically competent and have an understanding of NERC/SCADA requirements.
Alta Associates has worked with both the entertainment and publishing industries to place privacy, information security and risk executives who understand the nuances of protecting digital assets. As the delivery mechanism of entertainment and content is shifting to a more digitized platform, Alta is capable of finding executives that are on the cutting edge of understanding the opportunities and risks of the associated technologies.
Pharmaceutical companies are subject to regulations imposed by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Alta Associates has experience in placing executives who understand their specific regulatory requirements and the unique challenges that they present. Alta has built information security, risk and privacy organizations for global Pharmaceuticals companies.