Marci McCarthy is currently the CEO and President of T.E.N., an information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm. 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. In 2015, McCarthy launched ISE® Talent, which specializes in executive-level searches as well as high-demand security industry skill-sets and specializations across all industry verticals.
A 2012 recipient of a 4th Congressional District of Georgia citation, McCarthy was lauded for fostering greater visibility and professionalism for the IT security industry. McCarthy was named a 2015 Top Entrepreneur in the Middle Market Entrepreneur Category by the Atlanta Chapter of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). In 2013, she was named the Leadership Character Award winner in the Small/Medium Business Category by the Turknett Leadership Group. As a finalist in the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) 2012 Tech Marketing Awards, she was recognized for demonstrating exemplary competency in using technology to excel in both marketing and business. McCarthy has been recognized in “Who's Who in Georgia's Technology Community” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and as a WIT “Woman of the Year" Award Nominee.
In 2016, McCarthy was also welcomed as an honored member to the Atlanta Girls' School Board of Trustees to contribute her extensive knowledge and experience in cultivating young girls' minds and futures McCarthy is also a member of the advisory board for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP). And also serves on the Board of Directors for TechBridge.
McCarthy is a contributing author to the WIT book, “CLIMB: Leading Women In Technology Share Their Journeys To Success." She has been a guest lecturer at George Washington University; speaker at many ISSA Conferences as well is a nationally sought-after speaker on information security, women in security and leadership topics.