Since its founding in 1976, David Powell, Inc. has been a respected pioneer and innovator in retained search and interim executive placements.

We combine proven techniques and old-school discipline with contemporary tools and the agility demanded by today's leading companies. The result is an efficient, comprehensive search process that yields timely solutions and provides a positive, professional experience for our clients and candidates.

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Some of our clients

micron Bromium redefines endpoint protection

Bromium is a venture capital–backed startup based in Cupertino, California, that works with virtualization technology. Bromium focuses on virtual hardware to eliminate everyday computer threats like viruses, malware, and adware..

tapjoy Offering the next generation of Wi-Fi hardware

Mimosa believes that wireless should be an incredibly scalable solution that can be used to bring gigabit speeds to any type of community worldwide. Mimosa takes a unique “Cloud to Client” strategy to attain this goal, creating a broad suite of products at each layer of the Internet access network. Mimosa is changing the world by building wireless technology capable of outrageous throughput, next level interference avoidance and more subscribers per AP.

glam-media Leading developer of 802.11ac and 802.11n semiconductor solutions

The first company to introduce a commercially available, standards-based 802.11ac and 802.11n 4×4 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) chipset, Quantenna is focused on enabling a new wave of wireless multimedia entertainment solutions that require extremely predictable performance, rock-solid reliability, and easy service deployment in order to support whole-home, full HD video distribution and networking services over standard Wi-Fi networks.

juniper Leader in high-performance networking

The top sixty-five service providers, ninety-six of the Fortune 100, and large government agencies and institutions are among the many demanding businesses that rely on Juniper Networks to quickly meet their high-performance business requirements.

gopro Makes the world’s most versatile cameras

GoPro enables people to capture immersive and engaging photo and video content during their favorite activities. GoPro’s HERO lines of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro’s products are sold in over 100 countries worldwide and at GoPro.com.

five9 Revolutionizing call center software

As more and more enterprise call centers are shifting away from premise-based solutions and toward cloud-based solutions, Five9 is uniquely positioned to capture an increasing share of this growing market. Today, Five9 processes over one billion telephone calls per year for tens of thousands of call center agents worldwide.

Some of our Searches

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Logos-Blurb-290x75 Chief Financial Officer

Blurb is a company and a community that believes passionately in the power of books, both print and ebooks. Blurb makes it easy for anyone to make a beautiful, high-quality book – photographers, bloggers, artists, writers, travelers, families – and then output their book to print or ebook from the same file. Blurb’s marketplace and social marketing tools let people share, market, and sell their books for a profit.

Logos-Audience-290x75 Board of Directors

Audience, Inc. is a voice processor company that enables clear communications anywhere with noise suppression technology based on the intelligence of the human hearing system. The technology is applicable across a broad range of consumer products where voice needs to be intelligible in noisy environments. The company launched its first commercial product into the mobile handset market in 2008. Audience is one of thirty-four founding member companies of the Open Handset Alliance and the only one with advanced noise suppression technology.

Logos-LAM-290x75 Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Lam Research Corp. is a major supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry, where they have been advancing semiconductor manufacturing for more than thirty years. Lam’s recent merger with Novellus Systems, Inc. has created a broad portfolio of complementary product capabilities that includes Lam’s leadership in etch and single-wafer clean and Novellus’ leadership in thin film deposition and photoresist strip. The combined company is well positioned to lead the global semiconductor industry through the next critical technology transitions, including 3D structures in advanced devices and scaling to 450 mm wafers.

The depth of DPI’s experience becomes obvious when they conduct a search. Their knowledge, wisdom, and aggressive pursuit of candidates is unique.
-Philip Young, General Partner USVP Partners

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