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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 World’s leading semiconductor company

Their DRAM, NAND, and NOR Flash memory products are used in everything from computing, networking, and server applications, to mobile, embedded, consumer, automotive, and industrial designs. They are an innovator and industry leader, developing groundbreaking technologies that transform what’s possible. They are also a partner with other manufacturers and enablers, making it easier for their customers to try new things and gain competitive advantages in their markets.

tapjoy Leading platform company for mobile and tablet applications

Helping app developers acquire new users, maximize revenue, and deepen user engagement. The company’s distribution network spans more than 5,000 applications and 200 million total end-users on iOS and Android, delivering over 1.5 million high-value customers each day to brand advertisers, direct marketers, and app developers.

glam-media The pioneer of vertical media

Glam Media connects the world’s top brand advertisers with targeted vertical audiences online. Glam invented the first commercial blog network in 2005 to harness the power of Social Media for brands. Since then, it has grown to reach more than 200 million unique visitors globally, and is #1 for lifestyle, #1 for women, and is a Top 10 US Web Property. Glam Media has more than 4,000 premium content creators organized across multiple vertical categories online including: Glam.com for Women, Glam Entertainment for Adults, Brash.com for Men, Bliss.com for health and wellness seekers, and Ning, the leading online platform for the world’s organizers, activists, and influencers.

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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