Cheyene Marling – Executive Vice President
Firestorm People Solutions and Program Analytics
Cheyene Marling, Hon. MBCI, Firestorm Executive Vice President of People Solutions and Program Analytics, has been an executive recruiter for more than 22 years, with 20 of those years specializing in the business continuity field. Her career as an executive recruiter began in Madison, Wisconsin shortly after graduating from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree. In Madison, she placed professionals at all levels, from programmers and accountants to professors. Shortly after moving to southern California in 1998, she joined Management Recruiters International (MRI) where she immediately began recruiting in the business continuity field. Cheyene quickly recognized that business continuity was getting lost within the large umbrella of MRI. She decided to forge a new company solely dedicated to business continuity and founded BC Management, Inc. In January 2018, BC Management became a part of Firestorm, a Novume (NASDAQ: NVMM) company.
Coupled with staffing, Cheyene also launched a BCM Research business within BC Management, which began with a compensation study for the Business Continuity profession in 2000. The study quickly evolved into program analytics assessing every aspect of Business Continuity program planning initiatives from program budgets, reporting structures, number of personnel, BCM service providers, critical third party providers, IT/ DR assessment, program maturity and how events impact organizations.
Cheyene has become an integral part of the business continuity community, previously serving on the board for the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) of Los Angeles and Orange County and currently serving as the National Secretary for the ACP. In addition she is an active professional on the Editorial Advisory Board for Continuity Insights. She was also the recipient of the inaugural ACP Hall of Fame award in 2006 and she was awarded an Honorary MBCI by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in 2010.