Silicon Valley HR Executive Search & Consulting

The subject of an eponymous satirical comedy that has made the region a household name the world round, Silicon Valley has come a long way from the farming community of yesteryear. Pushing the boundaries of technology since the grandfather of semiconductor companies was founded here in the mid-20th century, Silicon Valley’s Sand Hill Road remains home to the most prestigious venture capital and private equity firms in the United States—investors that continue to ensure Silicon Valley’s role as the most important technological hub for decades to come.

Originally coined as a term to describe the tri-city area consisting of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and San Jose, Silicon Valley’s borders now stretch to encompass Foster City, San Mateo, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Newark, Fremont, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Cupertino, and Santa Cruz. The region has gradually shifted its focus over the years from integrated circuits and semiconductors to today’s hottest industries of cloud, mobile, biotech, fin-tech and, most recently, agri-tech.

Competing heavily with the younger and more magnetic Greater San Francisco region for the same pool of technical and sales talent, the conglomerates that run Silicon Valley today are now, more than ever before, starting to invest in People and Talent versus HR. Over the past few years, we’ve seen every public company in the region disrupt their internal HR organizations. Some create a hybrid Learning & Development and Talent Acquisition role deemed ‘Talent Management’, while others fully migrate onto the corporate centers-of-excellence and business partner models for their acquisitions. Still others are separating People Operations (namely, compensation, benefits, payroll, HRIS) from Talent (talent acquisition, learning and development, training, hi-po retention and succession planning), with each organization individually reporting into the CEO. The one thing that Silicon Valley always gets right? Being proactive in trying to stay ahead of the curve in every way possible.

Having weathered the ups and downs of multiple boom and bust cycles for the past 20 years, all while headquartered at the heart of Silicon Valley in Menlo Park, our firm has mastered the fine art of helping Silicon Valley companies proactively manage their people problems. Whether you’re looking for one-on-one executive coaching, assistance during a turnaround and restructuring, HR expertise to plan out employee and cultural integration for an imminent M&A situation, a completely new compensation plan to remain competitive in the tough talent market, or a new Senior Vice President of HR or Chief HR Officer to bring fresh energy to your talent management initiatives and HR organization, we know the HR market here better than every other firm.

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HR Executive Search & Consulting Clients

3i.com

ABS CBN

Acxiom

Adchemy

Adecco

Advanced Analogic Technologies

Advanced Micro Devices

Advantest

Airgard

Airtronics

All Covered

Alom Technologies

Alza Corp

AMCC (AppliedMicro)

American Electronic Association

Annai Systems

AppliedMicro

Apttus

Argonaut Insurance

Aristasoft

Aruba Networks

Atmel

Aurigin Systems (MicroPatent)

Azingo

A&D Engineering

Bad Boys Bail Bonds

Balazs Nano Analysis

Bandwidth9

Bay Networks

BenefitEdge

Beta Sphere

BizFinity

Bloomreach

BlueArc

Blue Coat Systems

Broadcom

Buckaroo

California Casualty

Cancer Prevention Institute of California

Canesta

Carco Electronics (Ideal Aerosmith)

Cartridge World

Catalyst Semiconductors

Cepheid

Checkpoint Software

Children’s Health Council

Cidco Communications

Cisco Systems

Clarent Corporation

Cogswell College

Computer Networking Solutions

Conductus

Conviva

Couchbase

CSAA

Cyphort

DAQRI

Deloitte

Delphon

Digital Fountain

DLA Piper

Docent (SumTotal)

Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Durect

Electronic Arts

Electronics For Imaging

Elementum

Endgate

Enkata

EPIC (Synopsys)

Equilar

Equinix

Epson Electronics

eSilicon

Exponent

Extreme Network

E-M Solutions

E-Stamp

Facebook

Financial Engines

First to File

Fisher Investments

Flextronics

Fujikin

Gateway Learning Group

GE Digital

Genelabs Technologies

Genencor (Danisco)

Genmark Automation

Genomic Health

Gilead Sciences

Glenborough Realty Trust

Global Sight

Globo PLC

Golden Neo Life Diamite

Groupon

Guavus

Guidewire

Gurunet.com (Answers Corp)

Hirose Electric

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Hyperion

Icarian

Ikanos Communications

Immersion

Imperva

Inferscape

Infinera

Informatica

Inktomi

Intematix

Intermolecular

Interwoven

Intevac

Intuit

Intuitive Surgical

Ipsy

Jenna Bayer Garden Design

JDS Uniphase

Jobvite

KariusDX

Kateeva

Keynote Systems

Komag (Western Digital)

Korean IT Network

Kosmix (Walmart Labs)

Lam Research

Legacy Partners

Lexar Media

LiveOps

Lockheed Martin

Logitech

Lumileds Lighting (Philips Electronics)

Machine Zone

Macrovision (Rovi)

Majesco

Mercury Interactive (Hewlett-Packard)

Micrus Endovascular

Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition

Millennium Imaging Solutions

Model N

MontaVista Software

Morrison Foerster

MotionWare

Move Inc. (News Corp)

Mozilla

Nanometrics

Natus Medical

Nektar Therapeutics

Neophotonics

NetApp

Netfish (Iona Technologies)

NetObjects

Network Associates

NeurogesX

NewZing (Silicon Ridge)

Nokia

Northern California Cancer Center

Novellus Systems

NTT Multimedia Communications Laboratories

Nuance Communications

Oclaro

oDesk-elance

Omidyar Network

Omnicell

Ooyala

Orcus Technologies (Laird Technologies)

Orrick

Pacific Biosciences

Packeteer (Blue Coat Systems)

Palantir Technologies

Parrot Cellular

Peet’s

PGP Corporation

Pharmacyclics

Philips Electronics

Philips Semiconductors

Pinterest

PMC Sierra

Proofpoint

Pubmatic

Rackable Systems

Rafter

Raychem

Restore Technologies

Resumix (Yahoo)

RingCentral

Saba Software

Samsung Electronics

SciClone Pharmaceuticals

Seagate

Second Foundation (Fidelity National Information Services)

Shoretel

Shutterfly

Sibyl Vision

Siebel Systems

Silicon Storage Technologies

Silicon Valley Bank

SiTime

SI-Bone

SK Hynix

SK Hynix Memory Solutions

Solexel

Sophos

Soraa

Smart Modular Technology

Sportvision

SRI International

Startups.com (KillerStartUps.com)

Stryker

Summit Venture Partners

SupportSoft

SurgRx

Symantec

Symphony Services

Synaptics

Synopsys

Synplicity

Telenav

Terayon Communications (Motorola Mobility)

Tesla Motors

Thelan Reid

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Transcontinental

Trianz

Trimble Navigation

Trustware

Tyco Thermal Controls

Ubet

Ultra Clean Technology

Uniphase Corporation

U4EA Technologies

Vantage Data Centers

Varian Medical Systems

VAR Street

Verigy (Advantest)

Veritas (Symantec)

Vitria

VMware

WageWorks

Webcor

WESTT

West Valley Mission Community College District

Woodside Capital Partners

YuMe

Zadu

Zazzle

Zentek

Zoran Corporation

Major Silicon Valley Employers

Apple

Google

LinkedIn

Netflix

Oracle Corp

Yahoo