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Michael Reich Associates is a retained executive search firm conducting searches at the Board of Director, President/CEO and Vice President levels. Our clients range from early and growth stage venture capital and angel-funded start-ups to small-cap publicly traded technology companies.

Technology sectors served include Enterprise and Consumer Software, Information Technology/Services, Cloud/SaaS, Mobile, Commerce, Media, Networking, Storage, Telecom, Security, Health Care/Life Sciences, Semiconductor, Aerospace and Energy/Clean Tech.

Michael Reich

Michael has partnered with founders, investors and board members to identify and recruit the most sought after executives to build market-transforming technology companies. He has personally recruited game-changing CEOs and built executive management teams having achieved 16 IPOs and over 40 profitable M&A events.

Michael has consistently built some of the most highly respected, successful teams for technology companies in Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide. Tessera Technologies (TSRA – NASDAQ) retained Michael to recruit 4 new board members including Chairman of the Board. In less than 2 years, Tessera’s stock price more than doubled reaching a $2+ billion market cap.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen/Vulcan, Inc. has retained Michael on over twenty President/CEO, Board of Director and VP level searches while achieving multiple IPOs and M&As including CyberSource, an eCommerce payment company. CyberSource had 25 employees when Michael was first retained to build the executive management team. The CyberSource team achieved a successful IPO and was later acquired by Visa, Inc. for $2+ billion in cash.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sigma Partners retained Michael to assemble an executive management team for Harmonic, Inc. HLIT (NASDAQ), a video delivery infrastructure start-up with 30 employees. Over a three-year period, Michael recruited the CFO, VP Marketing, VP Research & Development, VP Sales and VP Operations leading to a successful IPO, and over 1000 employees today.

Michael is an aviator who has logged over 2000 hours flying for business and pleasure. He is an accomplished musician who is equally versatile playing alto or tenor sax in a jazz, blues quartet or rock band. He is married and resides in Portola Valley. You may find him playing jazz or skiing fast down hill at Squaw Valley with his two sons. Michael serves on various nonprofit and for-profit boards and is the founder of Silicon Valley Aviation. He is an advisor to CEOs and Board Directors assisting with organizational change management, succession planning, team development, and executive compensation.