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Austin Krissoff leads the firm’s cyber security practice and is based in the Boston office. He specializes in Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) placements and CxO searches for VC/PE-backed security companies.
Austin is passionate about working with high-growth technology companies. He has led CISO searches for Addepar, Blink Health, Cimpress, Spotify, Staples, Twilio and Weight Watchers, among others. He has also led executive searches for security companies including Ericom Software, Expel, Rapid7, ReliaQuest, RiskRecon, SecurityScorecard, Snyk, Sqrrl, Threat Stack, Virtru and WhiteOps.
Austin previously worked at a venture-backed cyber security startup. He is a former U.S. Marine Captain and served as a human intelligence advisor and platoon commander overseas.
Austin holds a MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College, where he was a varsity swimmer and water polo athlete.