"It’s an honor to join forces with Founders, CEOs, and Boards to build the leadership teams driving the next generation of semiconductor, high-performance computing, and AI/ML systems technology innovation.”
Kirsten is one of Silicon Valley’s top recruiters, focusing on CEOs, CXOs, and boards of directors for global public and venture-backed enterprise technology companies in high-performance computing, AI/ML, semiconductors and systems. She has made successful placements at prominent public companies including Infineon [XETRA:IFX], Rambus [NASDAQ: RMBS] and QuickLogic [NASDAQ: QUIK], and has obtained a loyal venture-backed clientele including Templafy, Groq, and Motiv Power Systems.
Read Kirsten’s profile posted by the GSA’s Women’s Leadership Initiative.
Prior to joining Lonergan Partners, Kirsten was the Founder/Chairman of TechNext, an innovative entrepreneurship program for students at Western Michigan University. TechNext immerses aspiring student entrepreneurs in the technologies and companies of the Silicon Valley.
Education & Interests
Kirsten graduated with Honors from Western Michigan University with a BS magna cum laude in Interdisciplinary Health Services. She is an active volunteer with a local chapter of Girls, Inc., a non-profit encouraging all girls to be “Strong, Smart and Bold.” In her leisure time, she loves going to the beach and enjoying the California sunshine.
Kirsten's Speaking Engagements
Kirsten Settle Moderates: The CHRO - The CEO Perspective
This invitation-only event brought together a statured panel of tech CEOs to discuss the very special nature of the CHRO role. These panelists included: Emily Liggett (Former CEO - NovaTorque, Adam de la Zerda (CECO - Visby Medical), and Dr. Ford Tamer (Former CEO - Inphi).
At this invitation-only
Kirsten Settle Speaks at BLCK VC Event
On May 12, 2021, Kirsten Settle was a guest speaker via webinar for BLCK VC, a venture capital and private equity firm that connects, engages, and empowers Black venture investors and equips them with the access, education, and community they need to accelerate their careers in venture capital. The discussion included topics such as how the
Kirsten Settle Conducts Fireside Chat with eWOW
On July 23, 2021, Kirsten Settle was a guest speaker for an online virtual event for eWOW, empowered Women of the World, a platform founded by Rashim and Shweta Mogha to empower women around the world to discover, visualize, and actualize their success. This Fireside Chat was titled “Landing an Exec Role with Lonergan Partners,” with
I have enjoyed working with the Lonergan team. Lonergan Partners proved to be a great partner, going well beyond the standard search firm to become part of our team.Robert LeFort, President, Infineon Technologies Americas Corp.