Kirsten Benefiel Appointed As CEO Of HSS

By Amit Chowdhry ● February 3, 2020
  • The HSS board of directors announced it appointed Kirsten Benefiel as chief executive officer of the company, effective immediately

Today the HSS board of directors announced it appointed Kirsten Benefiel as chief executive officer of the company, effective immediately. Benefiel has been a senior leader of the company since July (when the board announced it would conduct a national search for a new CEO). 

“I am delighted to welcome Kirsten as our new CEO,” said HSS Board Chair Jerrod Milton said. “She is a proven leader and an experienced C-level executive who has excelled at strategic leadership and execution, and is well-positioned to lead the continued transformation of HSS. The board was unanimous in recognizing that she is uniquely qualified to lead HSS as we position ourselves to provide the next generation of innovative security managed services.”

Benefiel most recently served as the chief operating officer at HSS where she successfully led an aggressive business transformation and expansion initiative, including digital transformation and managed services offerings. And she is also credited as the driving force behind HSS’s #EveryTeammateCounts employee recruitment and retention initiative.

“I am honored to be selected to lead HSS into the next stage of the company’s growth arc,” said Benefiel. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with our board of directors and leadership team to implement our strategies to position HSS as the most innovative company in the security managed services industry. Together, we will strengthen HSS and deliver even m

Milton added that Kirsten was selected in part because she is a business visionary who connects employees, customers, processes, and technology to scale and optimizes business models, delivers bottom- and top-line results, and building strong organizational culture.

Before HSS, Benefiel previously worked as the Vice President of Client Engagement at ViaWest, the senior director of investor relations at Newmont Mining Corporation, and as an Outsourcing Account Executive (Customer Care) at Accenture.