[Owasp-leaders] Executive Director Hiring Progress Update

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Tue Sep 19 01:30:12 UTC 2017

Dear OWASP Community,

Back in May, I reached out with the OWASP Board’s plans on filling the
vacancy in our Executive Director position.  At the time, we had a
tentative job description and made a formal call for volunteers.  I’m proud
to say that we’ve come a long way since then.

In early July, the OWASP Board signed an agreement with Scion Executive
Search (https://scionexecutivesearch.com/) to help the OWASP Foundation
find its next leader.  Scion has a wealth of experience in conducting
global searches for non-profit executives, and their platform provided us
with the resources to give this important effort the time and attention it

Scion interviewed members of our Board, Staff, and Community in order to
determine our requirements and then helped us to revise our job description
to attract top talent.  It was then published to potential applicants
around the world, resulting in us receiving over 1000 resumes.  Scion then
helped us to narrow this massive field of talent down to six incredible

The Board has had the opportunity to meet with each of these six impressive
candidates in order to find the person who has the right combination of
passion, skill, and leadership to take the OWASP Foundation to the next
level.  We are currently reviewing the last round of finalists and I’m
excited to announce that we believe we are getting close to making an
offer.  Many of the candidates are currently furthering the mission of
other organizations, hence our need to keep the details confidential at
this stage, but I’m confident that a big announcement will be coming very
soon.  Thank you all so much for your patience over the past few months.


Josh Sokol

On behalf of the OWASP Board of Directors
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