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 with specific emphasis in the Business Continuity field for more than 22 years. Her career as an executive recruiter began in Madison, Wisconsin shortly after graduating from UW-Madison.
Cheyene founded staffing and research data analytics firm, BC Management in 2000, and the practice was acquired by crisis management firm Firestorm in early 2018.
Cheyene heads the Program Analytics division within Firestorm (in addition to People Solutions) and is responsible for driving industry leading analyses assessing every aspect of Business Continuity program planning, program budget initiatives, reporting structures, number of personnel, BCM service providers, critical third-party providers, IT/ DR assessment, program maturity and organizational impact resulting from crisis events.
Firestorm People Solutions is the only executive search practice that focuses on highly specialized business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, risk management, cyber resiliency, and security careers. Cheyene leads a sophisticated team focused solely on career opportunities and professionals in the business continuity sector. This practice allows for unparalleled industry support that creates full-scope, multi-dimensional engagement. The practice has built one of the most comprehensive databases of dedicated, business continuity industry professionals in the world.
Cheyene is a leader in the business continuity community, previously serving on the board for the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) of Los Angeles and Orange County and formerly served on the National ACP Board. She is a guest instructor at MIT’s annual Crisis Management and Business Continuity course, a frequently requested industry event keynote speaker and presenter, and 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.