Michael Taft is a Partner in the Technology Practice. Mike has almost 20 years of executive search experience and specializes in bringing senior leaders into early and mid-stage software companies, with a particular focus on Revenue, Customer Success, and Product Management roles. He is based in Odgers Berndtson’s San Francisco office.
Before joining Odgers Berndtson, Mike was a partner at a Silicon Valley-based executive search boutique that focused on technology driven market disruptors. He was previously a consultant in the Global Technology & Services Practice at another global executive search and leadership advisory firm. Previously, as a Managing Partner at Laurel Group, a boutique firm that focuses on the Seattle and San Francisco areas, Mike built the Silicon Valley Practice from scratch. Before beginning his executive search career, Mike spent ten years as a sales and business development executive in a variety of industries.
Mike earned his BS in Industrial Technology from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.