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Jon Carter guides recruitment for global technology and communications clients and has particular expertise in the semiconductor, systems, and networking sectors. He was a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s Palo Alto office and is active in the Technology and Communications and Board Consulting practices. Jon specializes in board director search and board effectiveness reviews, as well as CEO succession planning.

Boards and CEOs make or break companies. Great leaders can literally change lives, and I find it hugely rewarding to help these leaders succeed.

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

Jon has an MA in computer science from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is an avid traveler and has ridden his motorcycle across deserts and mountains on six continents.

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New External Hire CEOs Prove Creative and Resourceful Amid COVID-19

New External Hire CEOs Prove Creative and Resourceful Amid COVID-19

Highlights from a recent digital gathering with new externally hired CEOs, hosted by Egon Zehnder. Read more

The Reopening Dilemma: Care, then Performance

The Reopening Dilemma: Care, then Performance

Global CHROs in Asia and elsewhere on what’s working and what isn’t. Read more

“If this, then that”: Towards Scenario Planning in the Uncertainty of a Global Crisis

“If this, then that”: Towards Scenario Planning in the Uncertainty of a Global Crisis

After weeks of being immersed in immediate questions about the unfolding situation—addressing supply chain breakdowns, virtual workforces, lock-downs and much more—CEOs are starting to… Read more

COVID-19: A True Test of Board and CEO Leadership

COVID-19: A True Test of Board and CEO Leadership

How Boards are handling emergency succession planning, communicating with management and investors, and planning for the future. Read more

Semiconductor Talent Leaders Share the Top Challenges Facing the Industry

Semiconductor Talent Leaders Share the Top Challenges Facing the Industry

Egon Zehnder’s Global Semiconductor Practice Group assembled a group of human resources executives from some of the world’s leading semiconductor companies for a dinner… Read more

Semiconductors Talent Leaders

Semiconductors Talent Leaders

Egon Zehnder’s Global Semiconductor Practice Group recently assembled a group of human resources executives from some of the world’s leading semiconductor companies for a… Read more

Beyond Asia experience on your board

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… Read more

Semiconductor Leadership Imperatives

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… Read more

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