Matt Comyns is the co-global Cyber Security Practice leader within the firm's Technology Sector. Matt recruits Chief Information Security Officers and next-level-down top lieutenants in Information Security for large global corporations and fast-growing private companies. He also recruits cyber security consultants for leading professional services firms and top executives for cyber security technology companies. Matt has a successful track record of recruiting digital leaders for public and private technology companies and non-tech companies who are seeking transformative digital talent. He is based in Stamford.
Recent Client Experience
Matt has recruited several Chief Information Security Officers, top partners at the professional services level, and C-level executives in the cyber security services. He is also actively working on several of the largest Chief Information Security Officer searches for Fortune 50 companies.
Before joining the firm, Matt completed the sale of Pacific Epoch, a consulting and research firm that specializes in market intelligence consulting and research projects for U.S.-based companies that are trying to invest in and expand into China. There, he served as CEO and was responsible for the firm’s operations and strategy. He also directed many large research and consulting projects. Earlier, he was a founding partner at BlackInc Ventures, a strategic advisory firm focused on providing clients within the digital sector with market-leading solutions on an outsourced basis for business development, sales, and corporate development. Before that, Matt was with CNET Networks Inc. for nearly seven years. There, he managed strategic partnerships and held various positions, including Senior Vice President of Business Development. At the start of his career, he was a sales manager for Dow Jones Interactive in Asia.
Additional Professional Activities
Matt was recently appointed Director of Columbia University’s Cyber Security Program, where he will be a faculty member and mentor to the new Cyber Security focus at Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program. Matt served as a founding board member of The Online Publishers’ Association, and he is a member of the board of directors for MusicianCorps, a national nonprofit movement that supports music as a strategy for public good.
Matt received his B.A. from Bucknell University. He is conversational in Mandarin.
Technology, Cyber Security, Business and Professional Services, Digital Leadership, Technology Officers, Executive Search, Digital