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Stephen R. 'Steve' Strain

Steve Strain resides in Pleasanton, California. He joined the technology industry after leaving the US Air Force as a Captain and ballistic missile crew commander. He worked as an industry executive with industry leaders Hewlett Packard, Seagate Technology, Western Digital and Maxtor Corp in domestic and international roles. He joined Spencer Stuart in 1991 as one of their first technology consultants and eventually ran the practice and the Silicon Valley Office. Later, he joined TMP Worldwide Executive Search to lead technology and then as President, Europe where he built and ran a $50 Million US executive search business. His last role with a major recruitment firm was with Korn Ferry International as Global Technology Practice Leader. He specializes in recruitment for the semiconductor, telecoms/datacoms, computer and storage sectors. His assignments have included CEO, Board and General Management roles. Steve earned his BA from Miami University, Ohio and his MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Business.