Senior Client Partner Technology Officers, Co-leader Global Cybersecurity
Based in Dallas, Mr. Cummings works with clients ranging from large, global corporations to high growth entrepreneurial companies, spanning a diverse array of industries including industrial, consumer, retail & hospitality, sports & entertainment, healthcare, life sciences, technology, aerospace & defense, and financial services. He is a recognized leader in advising organizations on the recruitment, assessment, development, and retention of executives in the areas of technology, digital, security, privacy, and risk management. Notable technology and security placements over the last few years include Ford Motor Company, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Anadarko Petroleum, The National Football League, and The Madison Square Garden Company.
Prior to Korn Ferry, Mr. Cummings served as an associate principal in the industrial, supply chain, and transportation & logistics practices of another leading executive search firm, where he worked with clients in the consumer, retail, technology, government & defense, biotechnology, and education sectors.
Prior to his career in executive search, Mr. Cummings was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, where he worked on a wide variety of projects with clients in the aerospace & defense, consumer finance, telecommunications, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and education industries.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Cummings served for nine years as an officer in the U.S. Navy's SEAL teams, ascending to the rank of Lieutenant. During that time he led teams as large as 25 on multiple overseas deployments and lived abroad on assignment in Germany.
He earned a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University, and graduated with merit with a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from The United States Naval Academy where he was captain of the wrestling team, a two-time qualifier for NCAA Division I Championships, and an Academic and Honorable Mention All-American.