Wallace Associates

Research Director at Wallace Associates Inc Singapore Executive Management Recruitment

Research Director, Information Security Leadership


The Company

Our client is a unique membership organization specifically designed to support practicing network professionals. With both insightful events and thought-provoking publications, they are intensely focused on providing key technical and business insights to help members solve their most pressing professional challenges. At the same time, they provide extraordinary networking opportunities. The organization is committed to providing its members with valuable and immediately useful information.

They provide cutting edge technical and business insights and best practices research to its members. Member firms are primarily from Fortune 2000 corporations, federal government agencies and academic organizations. The mission of the company is to increase the working knowledge of its members and to make them more effective leaders in a field that is rapidly gaining recognition as a critical function to each organization’s long-term viability and success.

Position Overview

Our Client is seeking a Research Director to lead an Information Security Leadership practice. This practice serves CISOs and their teams in developing professional capabilities that will serve their career growth aspirations and help their firms manage information security risk.

The Research Director will be responsible for defining a compelling research agenda that addresses the needs of CISOs and their teams to grow as leaders. This research agenda must provide a balance of thought leadership and pragmatic ‘how-tos’ in addressing the leadership challenges of CISOs and aspiring information security professionals.

This person will author high-quality research to fulfill the agenda and will work with resources inside and outside the firm to create and shepherd research consistent with the research agenda. Our ideal candidate has experience managing research analysts and in directly delivering high-value research-based consulting projects to senior information security professionals.

This person will be responsible for acting as an advocate and champion for CISO leadership within the company and the marketplace. This entails partnering closely with our sales organization during the pursuit of new business opportunities as well as the enrichment of existing client relationships.

Job Responsibilities

•Engage as a thought leader to refine and expand the existing leadership research agenda

•Author and edit syndicated research reports and ensure the quality of our intellectual property

•Partner with company account teams to identify and pursue business opportunities

•Meet the team performance goals for smooth content production, consulting revenues, and client support

•Participate in company sponsored and other events to drive awareness of the CISO Leadership practice

•Play a critical role in building a CISO Leadership Community within the firm’s client and prospect base

Job Requirements

This client seeks people who are inspired and inspiring. Their product is their intellectual capital, so they welcome and reward intellectual excellence, curiosity, and sophisticated thinking and look for:

•At least 10 years of experience as a research analyst, industry practitioner, or consultant in the technology and strategy arena

•Demonstrated business and technology strategy consulting leadership with senior management and C-level clients

•Experience managing high-performing research analysts

•Knowledge of CISO issues and challenges

•A strong record of academic achievement

•Superior analytical, writing, and presentation skills

•Ability to travel as needed

Why apply:

•Exposure to industry experts and top business leaders in information security in Fortune class companies

•Opportunity to help shape the future for a growing company that is committed to making a difference for our clients

•Broad learning and development opportunities

•Colleagues who are intellectually curious, hard-working, and collaborative

What we are about?

This organization’s work influences significant strategic decisions and accelerates implementation of the most up to date technologies in even highly sophisticated organizations. The company strives in each interaction with its members to achieve a level of service that is unmatched in their experience.

They are an established consulting and event firm that seeks to leverage their client base and intellectual property into development of a syndicated research practice. This key position is the first sales executive in this new line. The position provides an opportunity for an individual contributor to have a big impact as well as an excellent growth opportunity.

This opportunity is based in the company’s Massachusetts headquarters. Health insurance, disability insurance and a 401(k) retirement plan are all benefits that come with this position. This company is an equal opportunity employer.

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Wallace Associates