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 maintains close relationships with national security leaders in government, enterprise CISOs and security executives.
Austin has led CISO searches for Spotify, Twilio, Blink Health, Addepar, Cimpress and Weight Watchers, among others. He has also led executive searches for security companies, such as Rapid7, ReliaQuest, SecurityScorecard, Snyk, Sqrrl and Virtru.
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. Austin enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing and whitewater kayaking.