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Former SMU for Executive Search Firm, Dallas or DC, 6 Figure Base

Start Date: Approx June-July

Location(s): Dallas, TX or DC

Company Overview:

Benchmark Executive Search is a full service, retained executive search firm whose mission is
to help keep America safe.

As a committed boutique, they are laser focused on serving clients with their expertise, deep
knowledge, and trusted network in Cyber Security, National Security, Corporate Security,
Disruptive Technologies leading CxO, VP and Board-level search engagements. Clients include
government contractors and innovative technology companies providing products, solutions and
services for aerospace, defense, intelligence, avionics, military, communications, national
security, cyber, analytics, IoT and critical infrastructure needs worldwide.

The ability for companies to compete effectively and grow market share, revenue and profit is
directly related to the organization’s ability to attract and retain the best talent. Since our
founding in 2007, Benchmark has been laser focused on becoming the premiere executive
search firm serving the federal market (both technology companies with a mission application &
government contractors). Benchmark specializes in finding elite talent for startup, emerging-
growth and mid-cap companies offering game-changing technologies or innovative services to
the federal and commercial markets from Washington DC to Silicon Valley. The partners are
known as “honest brokers” and create long-term, collaborative partnerships with senior
executives and organizations.

Benchmark has built a strong community of interest and trusted relationships with government
and industry insiders to give Benchmark access to a deeper understanding of trends, key
executives and companies servicing the federal marketplace. Benchmark’s Federal Advisory
Board keeps us connected at the highest levels of federal agencies, systems integrators and
government contractors and provides an exceptional competitive advantage in the market.
Position Overview and Requirements

Based upon our successful growth strategy, Benchmark is looking to bring on board a Principal
to join our team and work with us to continue to drive high growth in the business while at the
same time ensure that our high quality of customer service remains as a key differentiator in our

Essential Job Functions (includes but is not limited to): 
■ Work closely with Partners in profiling the client and the position
■ Lead research into development of the target candidate universe


■ Aggressive search execution to recruit targeted candidates to generate interest and
screen for the most promising candidates
■ Build relationships with target candidates to understand their fit, interest, issues and
career objectives
■ Facilitate phone and personal meeting with the Client Partner to conduct detailed in
person interviews to assess experience, skills and cultural fit with the client’s needs
■ Assist in preparations of job specifications, candidate briefs, status reports, reference
checking and driving the search process to closure of top candidate
■ Attend private CEO events and business development functions with Partners to
develop a stronger personal network
■ Treat all candidates professionally including candidates that are not selected for a
search to ensure everyone contacted has a positive interaction with Benchmark.
Benchmark’s partners are committed to each Principal’s success and look to hire
individuals with the ability to become a Partner in the future. Some benefits of working for
Benchmark versus our competitors include:

 Play a meaningful role in the growth and evolution of the business
 Direct face time with clients, candidates, investors, advisors and business prospects
 Gain experience in building a business by way of being part of our expansion plans
 Substantially improve your compensation upside
 Work within an entrepreneurial environment where quality versus quantity is the focus.

Overall Experience and Abilities Required:
■ Recruiting experience is NOT required. We can train Tier-1 Operators who have the
resilience, persistence and tenacity that comes from achieving the highest levels of
success and command in the special operations forces.
■ A mature outlook and ability to interact effectively with people at all levels
■ Intellectual curiosity – interested in learning about new businesses and industries as well
as learning about “what makes each person tick”
■ Ability to develop rapport quickly and “connect” with executive over the phone
■ Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment committed to winning, individual liberty and
free market capitalism
■ High integrity, professionalism and sound judgment
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

The position provides a highly competitive compensation package consisting of a strong base
salary, lucrative performance bonus and health care benefits.

Please have your resume reflect all in RED above and title the email “Benchmark Executive” and send to

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