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FEI Silicon Valley, Executive Recruiter Panel

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FEI Silicon Valley, Executive Recruiter Panel

How is the market for senior financial executives in Silicon Valley? What experience do I need right now? How do I get on the right recruiter’s radar? How do I stand out?

This month three top executive recruiters will share their 2018 market outlook for Silicon Valley. They will discuss how recruiters should fit into an FEI member’s search strategy, how and when FEI members can establish relationships with recruiters and the key skills that clients are asking for right now. They will share their thoughts on how best to work with recruiters, tips on resumes and interviewing, tricks that recruiters use to learn about you.

This meeting will benefit FEI members who are thinking about their next career moves, and give senior managers an understanding the current market for Finance talent.


Some of what you’ll learn:

  • How to contact and work with recruiter
  • What are the skills that are most in demand
  • How to get your resume to the top of the stack
  • What to do and what not to do



Dave Arnold
Arnold Partners

Dave specializes in the recruitment of exceptional CFOs and Board Members for technology companies located in tech hubs across the U.S. He works with clients backed by top-tier venture capital and private equity firms, and with public companies. Over the last nine years since forming Arnold Partners, Dave has placed CFOs in a wide variety of industry sectors in both Tech and Life-Sciences, including SaaS, IoT, Social Media, Clean Tech, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and Consumer.

Dave is a sought-after voice for the tech and CFO communities having been cited by Silicon Valley Business Journal, Money Magazine, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and a host of prominent, on-line career and CFO resource publications.

Arnold Partners’ focus is completing assignments that result in direct contributions by their placed CFOs to significant growth and profitability for their clients. To date, CFOs Arnold Partners’ placed CFOs have created over $11B in value in terms of market capitalization and merger and acquisition (M&A) exits.

Dave was born and raised in Silicon Valley and currently lives and works in Los Gatos, California. (

Sue Salvesen
CEO, STRe Solutions

FEI Silicon Valley
Past President | 2014-2016

Sue Salvesen founded STRe Solutions, a boutique executive search firm, in 2004 and is past president of FEI Silicon Valley Chapter. She is a former Silicon Valley Chief Financial Officer who led 3 IPOs and several acquisitions. Sue has over 20 years of extensive hands-on financial and management experience and more than 7 years’ experience as a CFO.

Prior to founding STRe Solutions, Sue served as interim CFO for a public software company, Industri-Matematik, where she participated in the sale of the company to a leading venture capital firm. Sue was CFO at Mockingbird Networks, Quintus (sold to Avaya), Unify, and AG Associates (sold to AST).

Sue began her career at Ford Motor Company as a financial analyst, spent six years at ROLM Corporation in various finance and accounting roles, and was Corporate Controller at Aspect Telecommunications. At Aspect she led the growth of the finance organization from 2 to 35 people while the company’s revenues grew from $5M to over $100M. She also has extensive experience in M&A activity.

Sue received her BA Degree in Economics with High Honors and Distinction in Economics from Douglass College of Rutgers University. She also holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma. Previously she was Treasurer of and served on the Board of Directors and the Finance committee for a local non-profit organization, Girls for a Change.

E.J. Dieterle
President & CEO of YES Partners

E.J. Dieterle is the President & CEO of YES Partners (a global executive search firm He has extensive executive management experience in helping to build and grow companies in Europe, Asia and North America. He is fluent in German, English, Japanese and Spanish. He is also a mentor and an adviser to various companies including Clean Power Capital (a private investment bank). He worked several years in Japan, (South) Korea, UK, Germany, the US-East Coast (NY & NJ) and has been in the Silicon Valley for 16 years and was a member of Alliance of CEOs. E.J. has a MBA from IMD.

Note: If you plan to attend the dinner following this event, you must register separately for that.

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CPE Credits

One and a half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: TBA

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