" I take great pride in helping my clients build leadership teams to shape the future of technology."
Kirsten is a Partner with Lonergan Partners, focusing on recruiting CEOs, CXOs, and direct reports to the CEO for growing public and venture-backed companies in high-performance computing, AI/ML, semiconductors and systems. She has made successful placements at prominent public companies including Rambus [NASDAQ: RMBS] and Infineon [XETRA: IFX], and has obtained a loyal venture-backed clientele including Groq, SiFive, and Axiado.
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 Settle was featured in the fifth edition of Designing The Difference, the Women’s Leadership Initiative newsletter, a subset of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), published in May 2021. The title A LOOK AT THE SILICON VALLEY 150 contained information regarding the 2021 Lonergan SV150, which is the definitive ranking of the top public companies in technology that are located in Silicon Valley. Visit the newsletter here.
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.