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Michael Lee

Michael Lee is a successful executive recruiter in the technology markets. He is known for having a thorough understanding of his client’s requirements and being able to construct and deliver a search strategy whose rationale is compelling. Historically, Michael has worked with private and early-public tech firms. He typically recruits at the C-level, board-level and VP-level.

With 16 years experience in the executive search industry, Michael has conducted over 170 assignments in the US and Europe. He has worked with clients in the portfolios of Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Benchmark, Accel, NEA, Walden, Charles River Ventures, Apax, TCV and Mohr Davidow. His public company clients have included eBay, EMC, Siemens, BT, Cendant and TIBCO. Michael has worked from offices in New York, Silicon Valley, London and mainland Europe. He has a keen understanding of how to build an international, growth-oriented company.

Michael has also been intimately involved with private boards, providing strategic consulting and recruiting new directors and advisory leaders. His recent directorship and advisory board clients include Spring Wireless, Chiliad, Yola and Intalio.

Michael was most recently a partner with a transatlantic executive search firm, Calibre One. He began his career at the United Nations in New York, before working for Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte in corporate tax. Michael was also a partner with two other international search firms. One was Norman Broadbent International, a London Stock Exchange-listed executive search firm with revenues exceeding $250M. 

A Barnett Janner scholar, Michael graduated in Politics & Economic History from the University of Leicester, UK. Michael is an avid sailor and road cyclist.