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October 5, 2002

For Immediate Release:


Privacy and Information Technology Security as a Competitive Advantage

DALLAS, Texas – Forward thinking organizations are looking to leverage privacy and IT security for strategic and competitive advantage. Projected demand in the broad area of data protection will be driven by companies that view “trust” as one of the primary pillars supporting the future growth of their organization. According to research conducted by The Broadmoor Group, a Dallas based executive search firm, companies focused on building consumer confidence and loyalty will proactively look to assure that it’s customers data and privacy are properly protected.

In response to these findings, coupled with new legislation and looming regulations at the state and federal levels, The Broadmoor Group, has established one of the first specialty search practices in this country focused exclusively in privacy and information technology security.

This practice area will provide guidance, counsel and professional representation for the firm’s existing client base, while also partnering with new clients that look to address this mission-critical business challenge within their own organization notes James Leverette, Senior Vice President with The Broadmoor Group. “Through our extensive network of strategic contacts in this space, we are well positioned to partner with our clients in helping them find and attract highly talented candidates on a worldwide basis.”

Most recently, Broadmoor has partnered with American Airlines and General Motors Corporation to conduct two of the highest profile executive search assignments in the areas of privacy and information technology security post 9/11.

Privacy and information technology security executives today are charged with a great deal more than compliance related functions according to Randall Neal, Managing Director of The Broadmoor Group. “In addition to broad technical experience, privacy and IT security executives now are expected to recommend to top management the appropriate duties, responsibilities, strategic initiatives, standards, procedures and methodologies for enterprise-wide privacy and IT security related efforts.”

Leverette and Neal both agree, “in order to be truly effective from a strategic perspective, the right individual must bring well developed consensus-building skills, combined with the ability to quickly gain the respect and build strong working relationships at the senior most levels throughout the organization.”

Randall Neal and James Leverette are senior partners of The Broadmoor Group L.L.C., a retained executive search consultancy dedicated to the recruitment of key executive talent for successful business organizations around the world.