Kirsten Settle

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" I take great pride in helping my clients build leadership teams to shape the future of technology."

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 about Kirsten’s lat­est events speak­ing at BAHRECeWOW and BLCK VC

Professional History

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 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.

Client Testimonial

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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.

Kirsten Settle

Partner, Lonergan Partners

Specialties: Executive positions in high-performance computing, AI/ML, semiconductors and systems.


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