Steve Popper brings over 15 years of retained search experience to Schweichler Price & Partners. Steve’s clients have come to appreciate his straightforward style, attention to detail, thorough due diligence on candidates presented, and creative search strategies. Steve’s clients are in the Bay Area, Pacific Northwest and the Northeast, providing him with a truly national perspective on talent acquisition, private equity, and technology.
Steve has done over 100 CEO searches, CFO searches, and cross-functional SVP and VP level projects for early stage, venture-backed companies in the Wireless, Cleantech, Consumer/Digital Media, Enterprise Software and Technology– Enabled Services sectors. Steve has also partnered with several,widely recognized publicly traded companies on critical senior-level searches including CEO, CFO and CMO projects.
Steve came to the firm in 2007 from nationally recognized Howard Fischer Associates, after almost five years there. Prior to 2002, Steve worked at the technology incubator, 12 Entrepreneuring in San Francisco, where he was the VP of Human Capital, part of the Executive Committee, and was responsible for hiring the executive teams for the three software companies that were incubated there.
Steve’s prior search experience includes a tenure of several years with internationally recognized search firm Christian & Timbers, where Steve was one of the founding members of their Financial Services Practice, based in New York City and London.
Steve spent his four years after college working as a professional sailor in the Caribbean and New England. He was a delivery and charter crewman, completed several transatlantic passages, and has competed in sailing races internationally, including five Newport-Bermuda Races and one Admiral’s Cup.
Steve holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany. Steve’s interests include cycling, sailing, jazz, reading, ecology, guitar, snowboarding and backpacking. He, his wife Gillian, and their three daughters live in Mill Valley.