Martha Josephson, based in Palo Alto, is the founder and leader of the global Digital segment of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice. She advises digital media companies in Silicon Valley and has deep experience recruiting talent to develop the digital capabilities of consumer companies. She conducts both senior management and board director searches, and provides board effectiveness consulting.
My passion is finding new stars in Silicon Valley and helping them have fulfilling careers. As Confucius said: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Martha was a consultant for McKinsey & Company, based in New York, where she advised consumer companies on turn-around efforts and post-merger integration. She was also Managing Editor of the “Asian Venture Capital Journal,” a media and conference company based in Hong Kong, and Executive Director of Hong Kong Venture Capital Association, a business networking group.
Martha has an AB from Princeton University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, and an MBA from the Columbia Graduate School of Business. In 2011, she was a member of Fortune magazine’s Executive “Dream Team.” In “How Google Works,” by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, she is described as “not technically a Googler, but as true a partner as can be found.” Martha is also an official Commentator for The Information, an online publication about technology and media. She is involved in The Boardlist, which helps find opportunities for female board-ready talent. When not working, she is a voracious reader.