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FEI – Silicon Valley, Executive Recruiter Panel

Date: Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, CA
Registration closes on: Monday, Apr 17, 2017 3:00 PM

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 four top executive recruiters will share their 2017 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 get your resume to the top of the stack
• What are the skills that are most in demand
• How to contact and work with a recruiter
• What to do and what not to do!



Dave Arnold
Arnold Partners

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. (www.arnoldpartners.com)


Edgardo G. Montoya
Spencer Stuart

Based in Silicon Valley, Ed Montoya is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Financial Officer, Private Equity and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practices. With more than 15 years of experience advising clients on major organizational and leadership initiatives, Ed focuses on CFO and other senior finance searches for clients across a variety of industries, most notably high technology, e-commerce, communications and industrial. Prior to transitioning into executive search, Ed was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, where he advised companies in both technology and financial services on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. He also worked at investment management company Affiliated Managers Group, where he assisted in the sourcing, evaluation and completion of five acquisitions as well as the company’s successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Ed graduated with a B.A. in economics with high distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.


Christopher Faralli
Russell Reynolds Associates

Chris' work spans multiple industries, but the majority of his client portfolio is focused around technology companies, financial services institutions, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations. He recently partnered with a start-up pre-IPO internet company to recruit the Head of Investor Relations and Head of Internal Audit, and has worked extensively with global banking institutions, alternative investment firms, health plans and high-growth technology companies.


Chris received his B.A. in Political Science from The University of Pennsylvania.


Maggie Hazelrig
Robert Half

Maggie Hazelrig is a Managing Director specializing in executive and senior-level searches. Maggie is best known by her clients for her collaborative and effective search approach. She has been a trusted partner and advisor to her clients by understanding both the interpersonal and business needs and helping them identify, acquire and retain top talent.


Based in the firm’s San Francisco Office, Maggie conducts searches both throughout the United States and internationally.


Maggie has over a decade of business and consulting experience. Prior to joining Robert Half Executive Search, Maggie was the Managing Partner of a boutique search firm that focused on executive level, legal search. She was also a Director of Recruiting at a management consulting boutique.


She is actively involved in the San Francisco Symphony, sitting on the Advisory Board of its largest league and on the Corporate Sponsorship Committee for the Board of Trustees. Maggie Co-Chaired Opening Night of the Symphony in 2010 and 2012. Maggie sat on the Board of Dress for Success’ San Francisco Board for four years and co-chaired the organization’s largest annual fundraiser three years in a row. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including Provisors and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), where she sits on the Board of the San Francisco Chapter. She continues to stay active with her high school alma mater, Castilleja School, where she sits on the Alumnae Association’s Executive Committee.


Maggie graduated from the University of Southern California where she earned her Bachelors in Political Science, with double minors in Business and French.


Continuing Professional Education:

One (1) CPE credit available. Field of Study: Personal Development.

CPE CreditsFEI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.learningmarket.org


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Please arrive early for registration!


PAHGCC Tall Trees Room

3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304


RSVP/Career Sessions Cost : 

Members and Partners: Please register (included in membership).
Non-Members and Other Chapters: Please register and pay $15.00 online or $20.00 for registrations received after the preceding Friday and “walk ins” at the door.


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