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Defense Case Study

A large global defense company


One of the largest global defense, security, and aerospace companies needed a President for its multi-billion dollar, 10,000-employee Intelligence and Cyber Division. The group is a leading provider of cyber security solutions, information technology, intelligence and analytical tools, and support services and solutions.


The position required someone with a decade of experience leading large teams in high-growth environments, experience owning P&L over $1 billion, and top level security clearance via the U.S. Government. We covered the entire aerospace and defense market of relevant talent along with consulting and other professional services firms whose clients are in the aerospace and defense industry. A full 50% of candidates in the final slate were diversity executives, far exceeding industry average.


Morgan Samuels recruited the ideal candidate from a leading global military contractor, where she had been a star Vice President of a large division. Placement was made in 99 days, ensuring the client got the right solution in the right timeframe. In addition to the placement, Morgan Samuels equipped the client with an in-depth analysis and map of top talent at all of their major competitors. Morgan Samuels continues to enjoy a strong, multi-year, multi-engagement partnership with this client, as the sole human capital consulting provider for their United States business. Working closely with their Chief Human Resources Officer, we have assisted them in building out their team from the Division President level up and across multiple functions.