Founder & CEO | CrowdStrike
Founder & Former CEO | Foundstone
I first hired Jeff in 2002 to help build out my management team. Jeff works at strategic level and spent the time to understand my business before surfacing any candidates. Since he leads the searches himself, he spent the time to become well educated in the computer security industry. Within a short period of time he surfaced a targeted list of outstanding candidates for the multiple searches he worked on. Jeff has an uncanny ability to connect with just about any executive and get them interested in your company. He is a true “meat eater” that delivers outstanding results.
Chairman of the Board | CrowdStrike
Chairman of the Board | Telesign
Board Member | Absolute Software
As the Chairman of the Board for two companies I have been working with Jeff for many years searching for top level executives or individuals with certain hard to find skills. Jeff has always been a very dedicated, passionate and professional individual that never disappointed us finding candidates. I can highly recommend him to anyone that is in need of a well connected recruiter
CEO | Fuze
Former CEO | Arbor Networks
Former CEO | Dyn
I have worked with Jeff in strengthening the Management team in Arbor over the past 5 years. He is tenacious, incredibly detailed and has the ability to reach in and source security management talent across the breadth of the market. He is a great partner and hands down the best recruiter I have ever worked with – our Company is stronger today because of Jeff’s work.
CEO | ObserveIT
Jeff is a straight-shooting, hard working and highly personable professional. He knows the security space cold and has built up a huge number of real relationships with strong candidates throughout the cybersecurity industry. We worked with Jeff to find our VP of Product Management in early 2017 and he did a phenomenal job. In addition to coming up with a strong list of candidates in a very short period of time, Jeff was very helpful in managing the whole process and then, equally importantly, he was key to closing the candidate we were after. Great guy – thumbs up!
CEO & Founder |
Jeff is a rare and exceptional recruiter – in fact I hesitate to use the word “recruiter” as he was a true partner and business ally. I viewed (and still do as our relationship persists) Jeff as the ideal executive recruiter – experienced, great interpersonal skills, always looking out for you and trying to understand your needs at a very deep level and never forcing anything but taking the time to make sure every hiring decision is a thought out, well researched, analyzed and specific fit to your needs. The candidates he brings forward are absolutely top notch as is his work throughout the process. I recommend him strongly and will absolutely work with him again – one of the best in the industry.
VP Engineering & Product Management | RSA Security
Jeff is one of the best executive recruiters I have worked with in my career. Very high integrity and he digs deep to learn and understand his clients – both the companies he works for and the executives he represents – very well. This allows him to foster great fits for both parties and I’ve been a fortunate recipient of that. Jeff has built himself a great reputation for placing good people in the right positions and every time I speak with him, I know he would never sacrifice his integrity or reputation by placing a bad fit just to make a buck.
Managing Director | Warburg Pincus
As a CrowdStrike investor and board member, I began working with McIntyre Associates in 2014, when Jeff recruited two key executives (CMO and Vice President of Engineering). Jeff was hired due to his cyber security domain expertise and long-standing relationship with CrowdStrike’s CEO. He quickly leveraged his network, delivering a seasoned, highly sought after security industry CMO. Shortly after that, Jeff thought out of the box–moving beyond the security domain to deliver a SaaS industry VP of Engineering who brought just what the company needed in terms of aptitude and attitude.
Jeff has been retained again to deliver two more key executives, who will help the company capitalize on the hyper-growth opportunity currently available given the unique products and services that CrowdStrike offers.
SVP Marketing | Absolute Software
Jeff has been an invaluable advisor since I began working with him about a year ago. He not only helped me land an extraordinary leadership role at an up and coming endpoint security company, but he now finds top talent for my team. His knowledge of the security space and connections with leaders of the industry’s top startups are unparalleled, so I can always trust him for a fast and well-informed search. I am particularly indebted to him for his guidance and encouragement and would recommend Jeff as an executive recruiter without hesitation.
Chief Product Officer | Cybereason
Jeff isn’t a recruiter in the traditional sense: he doesn’t move out like a mercenary with a queue heads-to-hunt. He takes the time to understand the people and the business and comes to think of both as his own in a deep and personal way. His intuition, sincerity and wisdom make him a master matchmaker in the corporate world and pleasure to work with.
Chairman of the Board | Deep Information Science
Former CEO/Chairman | Arbor Networks
Former CEO/Chairman | Saville Systems
Jeff has played the key executive recruiting role for companies where I was CEO ever since I first retained McIntyre Associates to help recruit key management for the Saville Systems IPO in 1995. In fact Jeff is the only recruiter I’ve relied on consistently to build my senior management teams.
All the companies he helped me with achieved major liquidity events in their respective spaces, spanning several technologies including: Network Security (Arbor Networks/Danaher Corp), Internet Storage (EqualLogic/Dell), and Convergent Billing Solutions (Saville Systems/IPO). I highly recommend Jeff to play the pivotal recruiting role in any high tech staffing endeavor requiring intensity, persistence and reliability.
CEO | Forcepoint
Former President | Arbor Networks
I’ve worked with Jeff on a couple of searches to date and have an extremely high regard for not only his professionalism, but his results. Jeff truly understands what it means to deliver strong customer service from start to finish. He knows that a great search – and the ability to represent a company in the process – starts with a solid understanding of the company, the position and the subtleties of a company’s culture. I look forward to working with Jeff again in the near future
Vice President, Products | ObserveIT
Jeff is a seasoned executive recruiter. Jeff and I worked closely for my recruitment at Observeit. Jeff is among the few recruiters in the industry who truly makes hiring as personal as it can be. Starting from finding the best candidate for the recruiting company, complete transparency for the candidate himself, providing deep and wide context about the security world/market dynamics (hard to find in the recruitment industry), exposure to connection/experts to help the candidate and the hiring company go through the process and managing the start to finish in a most efficient and effective manner. Personally, what I like about Jeff above and beyond the things I mentioned is his ability to build long lasting relationships. In my case, Jeff and I stayed in contact for 7+ years and Jeff supported my efforts to move back to a Cyber Security startup. Jeff and I were joined to hip through this process and one cannot ask for a better and experienced sounding board than Jeff to go through the journey.
SVP People | Fortinet
Jeff is one of a kind when it comes to succinctly aligning candidates with the needs of the business. His vast network is not only impressive, but runs deep with unparalleled instincts and experience for knowing the right fit, which is his secret weapon for delivering results. Jeff is extremely proactive, responsive, thorough and takes the time to really understand the businesses he’s representing while getting to know people and how best to represent their strengths. I feel like I’ve known Jeff for years because his personal touch and relentless pursuit for successful outcomes is unlike any executive search partner I’ve worked with over the years. Jeff genuinely cares about people, relationships, and the future and I look forward to continuing to partner with him.
Founder & CEO | Finsphere
Former CEO | @Mobile (OpenWave)
Jeff has recruited senior executives for a number of my companies with great results. He has a deep knowledge of his field and thinks strategically on how to advance a business thought superior hires. He is a tremendous resource for any company and specially the CEO.
President | Banyan Capital Partners
Founding Partner | OVP Ventures
Jeff was hired to provide exec search for a replacement CEO and the board (I was a member and lead investor in the deal) also considered him for some of the key lieutenant assignments. He never over promised and always did what he said he would. I would hire him again in a heartbeat for a similar situation.
Partner | GSV Capital
While I was a member of the Board of Directors of Arbor Networks (acquired by Danaher), we engaged Jeff to help us fill out our management team. He introduced several executives to us whom we hired, and in each case the fit was terrific. Jeff has a good understanding of the information and network security industry, which was very helpful to Arbor in our recruiting efforts. I look forward to engaging Jeff again when the need arises.
Vice President, Product Management | Hewlett Packard
Former General Manager | RSA: The Security Division of EMC
After searching unsuccessfully to identify, qualify and hire key security executives for our rapidly growing business, it became clear that we required the services of a specialized executive search boutique in order to keep pace with our expanding global opportunities. I had heard about McIntyre Associates from a colleague, and decided to engage Jeff to handle some really difficult recruiting challenges.
Almost immediately, after a quick, but deep dive to understand my short term pain points, and long term strategic initiatives, Jeff produced excellent candidates from which to choose. He was easy to work with, insightful and extremely knowledgeable. I would engage Jeff any day for targeted and high quality security executive talent searches.
VP HR – Strategic Talent Acquisition | Cisco Systems
Former Chief Human Resources Officer | RSA
I have worked with Jeff on a number of searches over the years. He has consistently delivered top candidates and is fantastic at utilizing creative methods to locate ‘needle in a haystack’ type candidates. We leveraged Jeff a number of times at RSA on our key technology searches (Product Management, GRC skills, Security Analytics/Data Scientists, and next gen security skill sets). He is responsive and partnered with us to help close the deal with the candidates. He is very well networked on both the West and East Coast and has key stakeholder relationships with a number of Venture Capitalists, as well as a vast network of talent which he continuously cultivates. I highly recommend Jeff for your Executive Search or retained recruitment needs.
Former CMO | Arbor Networks
CMO | Monotype
I can’t speak highly enough about Jeff and his process. He acts as an extension of the management team, finding the right talent to help each business accelerate and grow. He’s also a terrific guy – smart, dedicated and a pleasure to work with. Hire him – you’ll be thrilled with the results.
Former VP HR | Webroot
VP of Talent | Zuora
While still VP of Worldwide Recruiting at Webroot, I retained Jeff to recruit a VP of Corporate Marketing.
At the time, we were evaluating changes in Go-To-Market & Branding strategies involving a shift from consumer-centric to a more balanced consumer / enterprise business model.
Jeff worked very effectively with us as shifting corporate strategies required substantive course corrections during this arduous search campaign. I found him very capable of quickly adjusting his search process to meet our needs. He ultimately delivered a great candidate, who was promoted to CMO after a few years in the VP Corporate Marketing role.
I would be happy to work with Jeff again in the future.
CMO | LookingGlass Cyber Solutions
To categorize Jeff and his organization as recruiters is to minimize the power of partnering with him. Exceeded expectations and unexpected dividends are realized from Jeff’s innovative approach backed by the depth and breadth of his expertise. McIntyre Associates has both represented me and assisted me in building a world class professional sales consulting team. If you or your organization are seeking a strategic partner to assistant in recruiting for a C-level position or building out a new team, I highly recommend engaging with McIntyre Associates … with Jeff.
Former VP HR | Arbor Networks
Jeff was the person who staffed majority of Arbor’s Executive Team. He really took the time to understand Arbor’s business and culture to ensure he provided candidates that would add value to our business and enhance the Executive Team dynamic. I would recommend Jeff for any recruiting project especially if you are in need of building out your executive talent. He really has acted as a true extension of our HR Team.
Former SVP Engineering Product Development | Arbor Networks
I have worked with Jeff both individually and in my leadership position at Arbor Networks. Jeff is simply one of the best executive recruiters I have ever worked with. He is a hunter with high integrity. He understands all the requirements, all of the implicit but important aspects of success, culture, and fit and drives identifying A+ candidates for some of the most important and most difficult to fill roles. We have used Jeff for several of our senior management and change agent positions and in all cases Jeff delivered.
It was a great experience working with him in this regard and I greatly respected his honesty, his attention to detail, and working to build a relationship that wasn’t based on the typical “piece of meat” relationship that plague most of the larger executive search firms.
In short, I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Jeff again in either capacity.
Sr. Director of Talent Acquistion | CrowdStrike
Former Director of Recruiting | Websense
Former World Wide Talent Acquisition Leader | Proofpoint
Jeff McIntyre might be one of the most connected executive level network /security recruiters in the business. I needed some assistance with a hard to fill VP level search and was referred to Jeff. He came in asking the right questions and quickly understood exactly what we needed and within days he was able to present us with several highly qualified candidates. We hired one of his candidates in under 8 weeks, a record time for us at this level. Jeff helped at every stage of the process and exceeded my expectations at all levels. I would not hesitate to contact Jeff if you are looking for a real pro in the security space to augment your recruiting.
Former VP, Human Resources | Foundstone
Jeff is an exceptional Executive Search talent who understood Foundstone’s culture and built a cohesive Executive Team matching the organization’s needs and the Founder’s vision. I recommend highly recommend Jeff for his dedication, passion and commitment to excellence to other Founders and their teams.
CEO/President | venVelo Venture
Former CEO | Mesh Networks
Former CEO | Spectrum Bridges
I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff for nearly 20 years. I have found him to be extremely knowledgable about the wireless telecommunications industry and creative regarding the recruiting process for C level executives. He is responsive, diligent and conscientious. He provides excellent value and is easy to work with. I would not hesitate to use his services in the future.
CEO | Magnolia Broadband
Former Chairman | Timera
Jeff has done great job for me with multiple companies. He is very easy person to work with and get’d the job done.
Director, Ecosystem Engineering | Netflix
Former COO | IMERJ/Flextronics
I hired Jeff to recruit executives and managers for a newly formed venture focusing on wireless systems. Jeff is a top notch recruiter with a deep knowledge of the industry and he is extraordinarily passionate about ensuring that he delivers the best talent to his clients. I found him to be a very effective business partner and a great resource for those requiring help with complex, high intensity executive searches.
Former SVP HR | Saville Systems
I worked closely with Jeff when I was Senior Vice President Human Resources for
. We needed top notch executive and technical talent, and Jeff came through for us consistently. We had an excellent partnership; Jeff always understood our particular requirements and always delivered.
A number of assignments we tasked Jeff with involved difficult international searches. Saville was creating a new application software category at the time, so figuring out the right sourcing strategies was a key element of building our management team. Jeff planned the projects, sourced candidates from a number of different continents, and successfully delivered execs from Australia, Italy, Poland and Sweden.
It was a pleasure to work with him and I would recommend him highly.
Former COO | Beechwood, CapGemini
CEO | Antenna Software
I have known Jeff McIntyre for 16 years and have worked with him for several executive placements. Jeff is a smart, aggressive, make it happen type of individual who really takes the time to invest in your business, your market and the surrounding ecosystem. His differentiation is that he really knows a specific technology market segment and can therefore thoroughly understand the executive skills and capabilities required to be successful in that segment. He is a unique individual and a lot of fun to be around.
VP Global Human Resources | Pioneer Energy Services
Former VP Human Resources | Schlumberger
Jeff McIntyre is a stand out within Executive Search. Jeff has an exceptional ability to focus on the key leadership competencies required for a role and match that up with the best talent within the industry. Because of his in depth knowledge of the industry and his strength in identifying and evaluating leadership, Jeff is especially well suited to companies that are experiencing rapid growth and building the talent pool to establish themselves as a leader in their market.
Founding Partner | TCV (Technology Crossover Ventures)
Details of the Recommendation:
Service Category: Executive Search
Year first hired: 1996 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity