We believe forging great relationships is the fundamental component of our success. We are an ever-evolving neural network with true global access to the right high-value connections. Our proven, quantitative approach of identifying exceptional talent with an industry-specific focus results in timely recruitment of talent on-board quickly. Since 1986 we’ve partnered with the biggest venture capital firms across technology sectors offering a customized approach to each project, completing over 1,650 “company maker” recruitments. We strive to exceed our client’s expectations and timeline goals with simple, fixed cost solutions.
“Geneva is the best, they bring a lot more than talent to the table. Salesforce is built strictly on our ability to recruit the very best people, to execute the best approach, and to deliver superb results to our customers. Geneva has been a true partner in our business in several ways: First, they have been unbelievably helpful in identifying and recruiting key talent that is a part of our management team today. Second, they’ve been wonderful about providing us with sound business advice. And third, they have been wonderful about getting us access to new customers and key investors. They are absolutely one of the best partners that we could ever hope for in our business.”
Founder, Chairman & co-CEO, Salesforce
Served on numerous public, private and non-profit Board of Directors
GENEVA VENTURE GROUP San Francisco, CA 1997 – 2014
Co-Founder, General Partner & Managing Director for this investment partnership focused on private equity venture capital investments with Board oversight. Represent investment interests of: AXA, Societe Generale Asset Management, CDC IXIS Securities, CNP, Financial de Brienne, Partners Group, Thales Ventures, Groupe Artemis, TeleSoft Partners and numerous Family Offices. Investor in Salesforce, Fieldwire, Morta Security (Palo Alto Systems), JasperSoft (Tibco), Vicarious, FireEye, OpenTable, Polaris Wireless, RedOwl Analytics, Square, Threatmetrix (RELX), Zantaz (Autonomy/HP), Zillow.
GENEVA GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC. San Francisco, CA 1985 – 2000
Chairman responsible for all aspects of overseeing the management of this international software and internet executive search and M&A advisory services firm.
VISUAL ENGINEERING, INC. San Jose, CA 1983-1985 Vice President, WW Sales
INGRES CORPORATION Berkeley, CA 1981-1983 Director, Worldwide Sales
WORDSTAR (WDST), San Rafael, CA 1980-1981 Director, Sales & Western Region Support
EXXON INFORMATION SYSTEMS (XOM), MI & CA 1975–1980 Major Branch Manager, San Francisco