Marci McCarthy is currently the CEO and President of T.E.N., an information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm. She is also the CEO and Chairman of ISE® Talent boutique executive recruitment and talent management firm that is dedicated solely to Information Security Executives® and professionals. McCarthy has more than 20 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience, including founding T.E.N.’s flagship program, the Information Security Executive® of the Year (ISE®) Program Series, which is lauded by the IT industry as the premier recognition and networking program for security professionals in the U.S. and Canada.
McCarthy was selected as one of the TiE Top Entrepreneurs for 2015. The recognition honors top metro Atlanta-area entrepreneurs who have a proven track record for success in management and building companies that show growth, profitability, and sustainability. She also has received a congressional citation from Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-Ga.) in the 4th Congressional District of Georgia for her overall work in fostering greater professionalism in the IT security industry and enhancing the efforts of the private and public sectors to protect cyberspace.
In 2016, McCarthy was welcomed to the Atlanta Girls' School Board of Trustees to contribute her extensive knowledge and experience in cultivating young girls' minds and futures.In 2017, she was named the Inaugural Advisory Board Chair for the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC). McCarthy is a member of the advisory board for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP); serves on the Board of Directors for TechBridge, a nonprofit group that drives community impact by bringing affordable technology &&business expertise to other nonprofits; and is a Council Member on the Fulton County Chairman’s Council on Cyber Integrity.