Let Our Experience Work For You

Our deep connections and history in your sector, 

enable us to always provide premium, targeted and vetted candidates.

Federal Executive Search Capabilities

Meeting the mission and our client's needs.

Practice Areas


Contact FirstArrow to Hit Your Hiring Goals

Individualized understanding of Your needs and Culture

FirstArrow hits your target, because we Understand Your Industry

Shunil Joseph, with FirstArrow, brings 24+ years of executive retained professional search and human capital experience in the Federal Sector including the Intelligence Community, DOD, DOE, the Space community and the Federal Civilian space. A leader in executive placement inside the federal sector, FirstArrow has conducted search projects with the SI’s, startups, aerospace companies, software and hardware vendors, R & D companies, technology companies and various other government contractor organizations.

Serving the Federal Sector Nationwide

We work where you are! With experience in all major hubs, including: 

  • Washinton D.C
  • Huntsville AL
  • Melbourne FL
  • Tampa FL
  • Denver CO
  • Los Angeles CA
  • Dallas TX
Our Focus Is The Intel, DOD, And Federal Civilian Communities
Our Focus Is The Intel, DOD, And Federal Civilian Communities

Whether you are a start-up or a large government contractor, FirstArrow can help find the perfect fit for your executive hire. Deeply connected with government contacts and numerous companies in the federal and intelligence and defense communities, we leverage our network to not only find key talent, but also to bring a company’s story to market and strengthen and grow their reputation.

At FirstArrow we offer thorough pre-screening of candidates. We invest the time qualifying candidates whom are serious and able to make a change. Over the last 24 years, our client’s interview 4 out of every 5 candidates submitted which saves your time and money to devote strictly to critical activities.

CISO, CSO, CHRO,  Chief Growth Officer, Chief Revenue Officer, COO, VP Business Development IC, VP of Government Relations, Director of Government Affairs, VP of Finance and Accounting, VP Operations- Manufacturing Company, Director BD DHS, Sr. Vice President Operations, VP Engineering, Director of Intelligence Analysis, Director Proposal Management, Director BD NSA, Chief Scientist/ Principal Engineer, Senior Sales Executive IC, Federal Senior Sales Executive DHS, Senior Architect DOE, Director Capture Manager, VP of Capture Management, Director of Contracts, Chief Engineer and Senior Director Space Business


Business Development, Sales, Opto-Electronics, Finance and Accounting, Capture, Manufacturing, Operational Leadership, Government Relations, GEOINT, Homeland Security, Intelligence Analysis, Cyber and Information Security, Sigint, CBRNE, Threat Reduction, IT, Signal Processing, Systems Engineering, SETA, Startups, Consulting Services, Health Informatics, Big Data, Airframe Manufacturing, Military Hardware, Nuclear and Many More.

Leveraging a Diverse Network to help grow your Company

Along With Placing Executives And Leaders From Companies, FirstArrow Has Also Placed Former Government Senior Executives From NSA, DHS, FDA, CIA, CMS, HHS, Treasury, NASA, AirForce, NRO And Many Other Organizations In Key Roles Where They Have Helped Their Company Grow And Develop Within The Industry.

Success Stories

COO Search for DOD and Aviation Community
Performed a nationwide COO search for a technology government contractor who developed and produced opto-electronic technology for the DOD and aviation community.
Director for Geospatial Team
Engaged by a large technology contractor to assist their national security geospatial imagery team. Performed a nationwide search for a Director of Full Motion Video for clients geospatial analysis business.
VP of BD with CIA Operations Experience

Represented a small company that developed cross-domain security technology to sell to CIA. Client wanted a VP of  BD with a previous CIA operations background. Completed search with candidate who had previous CIA ops background and BD experience with two large national security technology/SI companies.