Matt Comyns is managing partner of the firm’s Cyber Security Practice and a member of the Stamford office. His focus is on recruiting chief information security officers and next-level-down top lieutenants in information security for large global corporations and fast-growing private companies, as well as cyber security consultants for leading professional services firms and top executives for cyber security technology companies.
Matt previously co-led Russell Reynolds Associates’ Global Cyber Security Practice, within the firm’s Technology Sector. Prior to joining the executive search industry, he served as CEO of Pacific Epoch, a consulting firm that specializes in market intelligence and research for U.S.-based companies seeking to invest in and expand into China—until the completion of the firm’s sale. Prior to that, he was a founding partner of BlackInc Ventures, a strategic advisory firm providing clients in the digital media sector with leading outsourced solutions for business, sales, and corporate development.
Before launching BlackInc Ventures in 2004, Matt worked with CNET Networks Inc. for nearly seven years, holding various positions including senior vice president/publisher of News.com, vice president of business development, and director of business development at Snap.com. He has also served as a sales manager for Dow Jones Interactive in Asia and as a founding board member of The Online Publishers’ Association.
Matt holds a BA in political science from Bucknell University and is conversational in Mandarin. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for Music National Service, a national nonprofit organization and movement that supports music as a strategy for public good.