Lee J. Kushner, President
Lee Kushner is the President of LJ Kushner & Associates, an Executive Search firm exclusively dedicated to the Information Security industry and its professionals. Since beginning his career in 1996, Lee has been instrumental in the recruitment of information security leaders in global corporations, technology driven start-ups, professional services firms, and information security software companies. He has advised and assisted thousands of information security professionals in the management of their recruitment processes and their employment choices. Lee is a regular contributor to the information security community through presentations at leading industry conferences and through the media. He is recognized for his knowledge and experience on topics that include hiring trends, recruitment strategies, compensation, professional development, and career management.
Lee has spent a significant portion of his career sharing his knowledge of the information security market place and the navigation of the recruitment processes with members of the information security community. He has designed professional development curriculum and has been an invited speaker at many of the industries most respected events including: The Black Hat Briefings, The RSA Security Conference, DefCon, OWASP, CCDC, ISSA, and ISF. He is also a source for career and talent content to widely read security publications including Dark Reading and CSO Magazine.
Lee has an undergraduate degree in Communications from East Carolina University and a Masters in Sports Administration from Ohio University. He attended college on a baseball scholarship and lettered four years; two at Rice University and two at East Carolina. He was named an Academic All-American after his senior year at East Carolina.