Karen Turrini is a Managing Director at Comhar Partners based in San Francisco,California. Karen brings 25+ years’ experience in retained search and delivers upon exceptional customer and candidate experience staying in constant communication with all parties to ensure a successful result. Karen specializes in senior-level executive search assignments in the technology arena with a concentration on expanding high growth businesses specifically Consumer Internet, Enterprise and Security Software, Digital Media, Data Analytics, Infrastructure and Mobile. Karen places C-level, Vice President and other senior-level executives with an emphasis on Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Marketing, Sales, Product, Finance and Human Resources. Prior to joining Comhar Partners, Karen was the president of Turrini Associates for 18 years, specializing in Sales/Marketing executive positions within the technology sector. Previously, Karen was a partner at Kingsley Gate providing services to Fortune 500 companies. Karen helps lead the Technology Services-North America/Latin America Industry Practice Group, as well as the Chief Financial Officer and Marketing and Sales Functional Groups. She has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from University of the Pacific.
Before COVID, cybersecurity was a concern for businesses everywhere. In fact, in Microsoft’s 2019 Global Risk Perception Survey, 57 percent of companies ranked cybersecurity as a higher risk than economic uncertainty and brand reputation or damage. Looking ahead, what does all of this mean for the role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)? Not only is it more important than ever before, but the role has shifted since the start of COVID.
This month in Security magazine, we bring you our 2020 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 22 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Industry experts discuss the evolution of ransomware, houses of worship security, cybersecurity standards, security careers in investigations and the unifying power of security. Diane Ritchey, past Editor-in-Chief, says goodbye and thank you to our readers.