Jon Carter

Palo Alto

consultant name

Jon Carter Egon Zehnder, Palo Alto


Jon Carter, based in Palo Alto, primarily serves global technology and communications clients, with a particular focus on the semiconductor, systems and networking segments. Jon helped establish Egon Zehnder’s presence in Silicon Valley as a founding member of the Palo Alto office. A trusted advisor to boards, Jon specializes in director search and board effectiveness reviews, as well as CEO succession planning.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Jon was based in Paris as Director of Europe for SuperMac, a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of computer graphics peripherals. Previously, he was in London as a Senior Associate with Broadview, a leading technology investment bank. Jon started his career with Scicon, a global provider of IT services and software, where he held a variety of engineering and project management roles while based in London, Palo Alto and Washington, DC.

Jon earned an MA in Computer Science from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

News and Publications

Semiconductor Leadership Imperatives

The semiconductor industry, a prime driver of the global economy for more than five decades, may be entering a period of significant transition. The path forward promises plenty of twists and turns, confronting senior leaders with fresh challenges and complex choices.

Beyond Asia experience on your board

Asia has figured prominently in many western multinationals’ strategies. Recognizing this, many of our US and European client boards have sought board members who have deep experience working and leading in Asia. The desire for this experience makes perfect sense, but the most effective boards also recognize that factors beyond this Asia experience will determine whether a new director proves to be a successful addition to the board.

consultant name

Jon Carter Egon Zehnder, Palo Alto