Mike Dickstein is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Board practices. He specializes in recruiting board members and senior-level executives for technology clients as well as chief information security officers across a number of different industries. Mike splits his time between the firm’s Silicon Valley and Seattle offices.
Technology and operations expertise
Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Mike was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and has over 10 years of operating experience as an executive with technology companies. At McKinsey, Mike advised some of the world’s leading technology companies on sales force effectiveness, product strategy, organizational design and marketing. Mike also led the firm’s knowledge development efforts on software as a service and technology sales channels.
Mike has more than 10 years of operational experience with technology companies. He held numerous corporate development and general management positions with Microsoft. He led several of the company’s strategic acquisitions in the IT security space, and then was a general manager in the business applications division with sales, channel and marketing responsibilities. Mike also served as senior vice president of marketing and alliances with Quantum Corporation, a leading provider of IT storage solutions.
Earlier in his career, Mike was at Internet Security Systems, holding several senior-level sales, marketing and business development roles prior to its acquisition by IBM.
Mike holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. He serves on several nonprofit boards in his community.