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Stephen Spagnuolo

Managing Director - ZRG Partners, LLC


Stephen Spagnuolo joined ZRG Partners with a principal mandate to launch and build a consequential cybersecurity leadership advisory practice.  He delivers leadership talent and corporate development solutions to the firm’s clients, across security/cybersecurity and various other industry sectors, ranging from early-stage/startup to emerging growth to mid and large global corporates.  In so doing, he leverages his deep and extensive network across the US National Security and Wall Street communities.

Prior to ZRG, Stephen was the Founder and Managing Principal of SASearch Advisors, a strategic leadership advisory firm.  Previously, he was Co-Founder and Head of the Americas for Sheffield Haworth, a London-based global investment banking and financial services recruitment firm; where in just a few years’ time, he and his team established the platform as a ‘firm of choice’ amongst the Tier 1 global investment banking sector. His formative executive search years were with Russell Reynolds Associates in New York, as a member of the Global Banking & Markets Practice.

He currently sits as an Advisory Board member for Kean University’s (NJ) Center for Cybersecurtiy; consults frequently with US Naval Academy’s Center for Cyber Security Studies; serves as a cybersecurity “expert” and the on-call cybersecurity headhunter with RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange); and is frequently engaged as guest panelist on cybersecurity recruitment for various executive leadership summits and forums, including HMG Strategy CIO Summits.

Stephen’s principal areas of focus include:  CXO talent acquisition and corporate development initiatives in/around the cybersecurity/security functional areas, across venture & PE backed, and mid to large multinational companies.  Special emphasis is given to advising management teams and corporate boards on developing their chief information security officers (CISO’s) to become dynamic ‘next generation’ strategic thinkers and influential organizational leaders.  And . . . Within the cybersecurity sector, on behalf of management teams of emerging growth product and services companies, and security consultancies.

A graduate of the US Naval Academy, Stephen served with distinction as a US Marine Corps infantry officer, having deployed to multiple overseas contingencies.

ZRG Partners CyberSecurity Areas of Focus

CXO talent acquisition and corporate development initiatives in/around the cybersecurity/security functional areas, across venture & PE backed, and mid to large multinational companies.  Special emphasis is given to advising management teams and corporate boards on developing their chief information security officers (CISO’s) to become dynamic ‘next generation’ strategic thinkers and influential organizational leaders.  And . . . Within the cybersecurity sector, on behalf of management teams of emerging growth product and services companies, and security consultancies.