Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Whatever Happened to the CIA's Jose Rodriguez?

Also see: "CIA Prison Flights Led by DDO JOSE RODRIGUEZ from Latin America Division," and "Jose Rodriguez, center of tapes inquiry, was protective of his CIA subordinates"

Benchmark Executive Search Recruits Jose Rodriguez, Former Director of the CIA National Clandestine Service

He joined National Interest Security Company in 2008 as Senior Vice President

RESTON, Va., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Executive Search (www.benchmarkes.com), a leading search firm to technology, Federal IT and venture capital clients, announced today the recruitment of Jose Rodriguez, former Director of the CIA National Clandestine Service, who joined NISC last year as Senior Vice President.

Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, NISC is a leading provider of innovative information technology, information management, and management technology consulting services and solutions in support of national interest and security initiatives for the intelligence community, the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Energy, and the Federal Health Information Technology community. NISC has over 1,000 employees, with the majority holding high-level security clearances.

"Jose is a well-known and highly respected professional within the intelligence community and national security community," said Jeremy King, Benchmark's Managing Partner, Federal Practice, "the breadth and depth of his experience in the clandestine service is unsurpassed and will immediately bolster NISC's capabilities."

With a 30 year career at CIA, Jose Rodriguez led a range of increasingly critical operations. In the aftermath of 9/11, he led the CIA Counterterrorism Center's worldwide collection program against international terrorist organizations and subsequently was selected as Director of the National Clandestine Service.

Andy Maner, CEO of NISC said, "First and foremost Benchmark understands the importance of mission; the mission of their clients and our clients. The Benchmark team is both highly efficient and effective because they understand that every week in our business is a lifetime and that human capital is our most important asset. Jose is a prime example of the depth of talent they have access to and can recruit."

Benchmark Executive Search is a full service retained executive search firm with offices in Washington DC, Atlanta, and Boston and services major technology regions nationwide. Our partners have over fifty years of executive search experience having completed hundreds of executive searches nationwide leading board, CXO, VP and Director level engagements for some of the best companies and investors in the nation.


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