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. We offer deep-rooted experience in supporting our clients with connections to Fortune 500 leaders needing to introduce start-up technology solutions to their vast customer network, forging corporate partnerships, acquisitions as well as strategic investments.
Since 1986 we’ve lead key exec searches and partnership connections for Fortune 500 tech leaders, partnered with corporate investment arms, the biggest venture capital firms, private equity firms, System Integrators and Consulting firms offering a customized value-added approach to each project, completing over 1,660 “company maker” recruitment and project assignments. 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
Salesforce, ORACLE, Siebel(Oracle), Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital, EditGrid(Apple), EQT, Gupta Technologies, Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Ventures, Business Objects(SAP), Callixa(SAP) Dynasty, Digital Impact, Forte Software(SUN), Foundation Capital, Excalibur, DocuMagix(Kodak), Keynote(ThomaBravo), GigaNet(Emulex), Greylock, Interleaf, Kleiner Perkins, Morta Security(Palo Alto Systems), MySQL(Oracle), ParcPlace Systems, Persistence, Pillar, ProofPoint(PFPT), Polaris Wireless, Network Peripherals(Cisco), NetObjects(IBM), NeXT(APPLE), NetSuite(Oracle), QRS, Red Hat Software(IBM), Remedy, Sapiens, Silicon Graphics, Successfactors(SAP), Sun Microsystems(Oracle), Sybase, Threatmetrix(RELX), Tumbleweed(Axway), Unify, UniSoft(Fujitsu) Uniface, Verity, VirtualLogix, Yahoo(Verizon), Weblogic(BEA), JasperSoft(Tibco), Vicarious, FireEye, RedOwl Analytics(ForcePoint), VantIQ, Verilog, Zantaz(Autonomy/HP), Ziff Davis.
Corporate relationships include: IBM, Microsoft, Sony, SoftBank, DELL, Google, Goldman Sachs, GCapital, GV, Cisco, Salesforce, Oracle, SAP, HP, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, DARPA, Thales, Boeing, Tesla, GE, InQtel, Accenture, EY, to name a few.
We do not provide direct investment funding or lead fund raising campaigns, however, we do make strategic partnerships and corporate venture introductions where appropriate and may consider making equity investments in exchange for our services.