Dotty Schaffer

Dotty is recognized as one of Silicon Valley’s leading recruiters and is the driving force behind a great deal of Lonergan Partners’ best work in semiconductors, electronics, and networking.

In her seventeen years as an executive recruiter, she has built out the executive teams at such large public companies as: Google NASDAQ: GOOG, Rambus NASDAQ: RMBS, Imperva NASDAQ: IMPV, Cirrus Logic NASDAQ: CRUS, NXP NASDAQ: NXPI, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Sigma Designs NASDAQ: SIGM, PDF Solutions NASDAQ: PDFS, JDSU NASDAQ: JDSU, and Xilinx NASDAQ: XLNX, as well as recruited leadership for many of the world’s most exciting venture-backed and entrepreneurial early and mid-stage companies such as MetricStream, Displaylink, Atrenta, D-Wave Systems (the world’s first quantum computing company), Quantance, and Synthetic Genomics (a company focused on world-changing uses for the science of genomics). Dotty specializes in recruiting for senior general management roles as well as conducting searches for Board positions.

Dotty’s laser-like focus on her clients’ results has enabled her to develop many loyal clients who work with her on a long-term basis. She has a sixth-sense for making the perfect placement to round out a leadership team, with the position-perfect executive who will enhance the chemistry of the group.

Background and Education

Before joining Lonergan Partners in 2003, Dotty was a Consultant at Heidrick & Struggles, focused on technology markets. Previously, Dotty was a Partner with Hall Kinion in San Francisco. She is an intrepid traveler and has many years experience in the world of the arts. Dotty has a B.A. degree from Bowling Green State University. She and her husband Chris have two daughters and reside in Los Gatos, California.

Dotty Schaffer and Lonergan Partners have played an essential role in helping us build the sales and marketing leadership team at NXP Semiconductors. Dotty invested the time to understand not only who we were looking for, but also to develop a keen insight into our culture. This insight helped her identify the right candidates for us and just as importantly make sure we were a good fit for the candidates. She is well connected, diligent, and thorough. We have worked with Dotty to fill multiple positions and will do so again when we need to identify and attract top talent.
Michael Noonen

Former EVP Global Sales and Marketing, NXP