Renee Small is a talent acquisition and executive recruitment expert who is passionate about building best-in-class cybersecurity teams. In 2017, Renee received the Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year.
She is a #1 Amazon best-selling author of Magnetic Hiring, a contributing editor to several cybersecurity magazines, and she co-hosts a podcast called “Breaking into Cybersecurity.” She is currently working on her second book focused on how top cyber leaders upskill and reskill talent.
As the founder and CEO of Cyber Human Capital, she brings a uniquely powerful background of almost 20 years of experience in both human resources and cybersecurity to her clients. Her direct experience with both fields gives her valuable insight into the challenges that companies face in attracting and retaining top cybersecurity talent. A consummate HR professional, Renee has worked across all disciplines in the field. She has made significant contributions at Fortune 500 companies including Freddie Mac, Verizon, Charter Communications, AXA Equitable, and Citigroup’s Investment Bank.
Renee’s business acumen and understanding of the increasing sensitivity surrounding confidential information naturally led her to work in the field of cybersecurity within Freddie Mac. In her role as Cybersecurity Program Manager, Renee was charged with strategic direction of internal security projects, management of cross-functional teams, task force creation, threat risk analysis and more. She holds a BS in Information Systems from Stern School of Business at New York University and holds an ITPM Certification. Renee currently blends her knowledge of the complete HR life cycle with a hands-on knowledge of the challenges facing the cybersecurity industry today, to bring concrete solutions to her clients.
She holds a BS in Information Systems from Stern School of Business at New York University and holds an ITPM Certification. She lives in McLean, VA with her husband and three children.