[Owasp-board] MOTION: Bring in Scion Executive Search to Handle ED Search Process

Martin Knobloch martin.knobloch at owasp.org
Tue Jun 27 19:30:50 UTC 2017

Hi Josh, et all,

I vote no.

Before spending 45K, we should have a better look into competitive options.
Next, I would like to see to and temporary ED to be hired for the time
- we need an ED, but want to have a good process to find the right candidate
- the position of ED is important for OWASP and better to right person for
the job, rather than hurry to get this done quickly


P.S.: Required board member documents have been signed and returned, full

On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 10:08 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

> OWASP Board,
> There's been some discussion in the other thread regarding the proposal
> from Scion.  I am including the proposal as it contains answers to many of
> the questions that have been asked.  The only argument that I've really
> heard against this is monetary and I truly feel like we shouldn't let that
> stand in the way of hiring the best ED for the Foundation.  Given no
> internal expertise in these matters, it is my recommendation that the Board
> move forward with the proposal from Scion.  To that end, I have a question
> and a formal motion.
> Question: Would we like a six-month or twelve-month placement guarantee on
> the hire?  The difference is an additional 3% of the annual salary.
> *MOTION: The Board will allocate up to $45k to hire Scion Executive Search
> to conduct the search, evaluation, and hiring process for the new OWASP
> Executive Director.*
> This is based on the high-range salary estimate of $135k and 33% number
> for the 12-month placement.  This would be billed 1/3rd upon the signing of
> the contract, 1/3rd 60 days later, and 1/3rd on the new ED's start date.
> For the record, our ED recruitment process is stalled until we either
> approve or reject this motion.
> ~josh
>>  Scion Executive Search Proposal - Open Web Appl...
> <https://drive.google.com/a/owasp.org/file/d/0Bw1W2qFZ-xDGeWl6WUNIdlk3b3hSM0lvUmxKZjlBREFTZnlV/view?usp=drive_web>
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