The subject of an eponymous satirical comedy that has made the region a household name the world round, Silicon Valley
has come a long way from the farming community of yesteryear. Pushing the boundaries of technology since the grandfather
of semiconductor companies was founded here in the mid-20th century, Silicon Valley’s Sand Hill Road remains home to the
most prestigious venture capital and private equity firms in the United States—investors that continue to ensure Silicon
Valley’s role as the most important technological hub for decades to come.
Originally coined as a term to describe the tri-city area consisting of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and San Jose, Silicon Valley’s borders now stretch to encompass Foster City, San Mateo, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Newark, Fremont, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Cupertino, and Santa Cruz. The region has gradually shifted its focus over the years from integrated circuits and semiconductors to today’s hottest industries of cloud, mobile, biotech, fin-tech and, most recently, agri-tech.
Competing heavily with the younger and more magnetic Greater San Francisco region for the same pool of technical and sales
talent, the conglomerates that run Silicon Valley today are now, more than ever before, starting to invest in People and Talent
versus HR. Over the past few years, we’ve seen every public company in the region disrupt their internal HR organizations. Some
create a hybrid Learning & Development and Talent Acquisition role deemed ‘Talent Management’, while others fully migrate onto
the corporate centers-of-excellence and business partner models for their acquisitions. Still others are separating People
Operations (namely, compensation, benefits, payroll, HRIS) from Talent (talent acquisition, learning and development, training,
hi-po retention and succession planning), with each organization individually reporting into the CEO. The one thing that Silicon
Valley always gets right? Being proactive in trying to stay ahead of the curve in every way possible.
Having weathered the ups and downs of multiple boom and bust cycles for the past 20 years, all while headquartered at the heart
of Silicon Valley in Menlo Park, our firm has mastered the fine art of helping Silicon Valley companies proactively manage their
people problems. Whether you’re looking for one-on-one executive coaching, assistance during a turnaround and restructuring, HR
expertise to plan out employee and cultural integration for an imminent M&A situation, a completely new compensation plan to remain
competitive in the tough talent market, or a new Senior Vice President of HR or Chief HR Officer to bring fresh energy to your
talent management initiatives and HR organization, we know the HR market here better than every other firm.