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Dave Mullarkey

Dave Mullarkey

Managing Partner, SPMB

Dave Mullarkey joined Schweichler Price & Partners in 1997, and was promoted to Managing Partner in 2003. He has played a major leadership role in the firm’s growth and success.

Dave has now executed on 175+ retained searches. He is known for very high client service, high energy/passion, and having a positive personality. He is execution oriented and drives a tight process that maintains quality candidate flow throughout a project. He brings expertise around profile and search strategy definition, targeted research, development of the tools/pitch to attract top candidates, driving the candidate engagement process, and ultimately closing/compensation structure. Most importantly he has developed a reputation for “results” and attracting world class executive talent.

Dave’s practice areas include Infrastructure, Internet, Consumer, and Clean Energy. He works with private and public companies, and is a recognized search professional among tier one venture firms in Silicon Valley (including KPCB and Sequoia). He has completed projects in a variety of functional areas including CEO, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and Operations. Several of his past clients have gone public or been acquired including Rackable, SunPower, PathScale, Wily, Topio, Redback, Cobalt Networks, Orbital Data, and others.

Dave's early career included founding an Internet Company. As the CEO, he managed the P&L of the business and developed the team. The company grew to over 45 people and became one of the premier Internet consulting firms in Central California, growing to over 300 clients.

Dave earned a B.S. in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Psychology. He graduated with academic and athletic honors (Tennis All American). He is married and has three wonderful children. His hobbies include playing competitive tennis and basketball, and coaching his kid’s athletic teams.

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