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Neil is a Managing Director in the San Francisco office of Boyden and leads the firm's Technology Practice Group in the Americas. Neil joined Boyden after spending 15 years in executive search with his own firm. He built and managed a boutique search practice with offices in San Francisco and Seattle.
Neil's career in executive search has historically focused on leading edge technology and innovation. His clients include Fortune 500 multinationals along with early-stage and mid-cap companies. He has worked closely with founders and venture investors on new business concepts as well as provided the leadership necessary to attract senior executives to global opportunities with large, multi-national companies.
Today, along with projects in online search and advertising, mobile devices and applications, big data, cloud computing and security, Neil is building a practice expertise in the emerging Cleantech category. He is leveraging the synergies of a career devoted to the rigors of scientific research and entrepreneurship. Neil offers this emerging category of companies the competencies necessary to drive new product ideas through the development and go-to-market process that will result in commercial success.
Neil has been quoted frequently by both industry and mainstream press on topics related to the leadership of the technology industry and trends effecting the future. Neil works to maintain an expert knowledge of the new directions of the scientific and technology industries. As a company founder and entrepreneur, Neil's clients are able to leverage both his history in executive search and his first-hand knowledge of the leadership qualities needed to build a company or a division. Neil has a well-established reputation for delivering key thought leadership and targeted skill sets to his clients.
Neil serves on the board of directors of an early-stage solar manufacturing and energy company and as an Advisory Board Member to a technology company building an online virtual world for children.