Alta Associates: The Go-To Boutique Executive Search Firm for Industry Leaders

Joyce Brocaglia, CEO
There has been a great increase in the number of companies making strategic hires in information security and IT Risk. Two of the driving forces behind this increased demand are the volume and complexity of threats and attacks on organizations and new regulatory requirements demanding compliance. The roles and responsibilities of the Chief Information Security and IT Risk Officers are hence evolving.

Coming to the aid of these companies is Flemington, NJ based Alta Associates which finds technology leaders who can develop and implement a holistic approach to risk management while defending against increasingly more complex attacks.

Founded in 1986, Alta Associates is today a prominent, experienced and successful boutique executive search firm specializing in Information Security, IT Risk Management, Risk Assessment and Privacy. It has established an unparalleled track record for placing key C-level executives, and building world class teams. “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 newbreed of executives is difficult and that is why companies retain Alta”, mentions Joyce Brocaglia, CEO of the company.

The Differentiator that has Helped the Company Flourish

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” is also the Founder of Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy ( 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. Recent placements include the CISO for: BNY Mellon, SC Johnson. Security Officers: HP, American Express, Wells Fargo. IT Risk Officers: TD Bank, Kaiser Permanente, State Street Bank, JPMorgan Chase and many others.

Alta Associate’s committed specialty focus and deep network oftrusted 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.

Alta Associates

Flemington, NJ

Joyce Brocaglia, CEO

An executive recruitment firm specializing in Information Security, IT Risk Management, Risk Assurance and privacy.