Board Recruitment

Norbert specializes in recruiting Board members for major public and private companies and the portfolio companies of leading private equity and venture capital firms.

In exceptional situations, he also recruits C-level executives for stealth-mode business ventures that leverage digital technologies to disrupt established industries.

Representative Board Searches

  • Alphabet/Google *
  • *
  • Calix *
  • Carbon
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • eHealth *
  • FairPoint
  • GrafTech Int'l *


  • Intuit *
  • Ixia
  • Neustar *
  • Silver Spring Networks *
  • Twitter
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Zynga
                      * Multiple Searches 

Representative Professional Relationships

Jeff Bezos, CEO,
Scott Cook, Board Member, Procter & Gamble
John Doerr, Chairman, Kleiner Perkins 
Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square and CEO, Twitter 
Peter Fenton, Partner, Benchmark Capital
Diane Greene, Co-Founder VMware 
Adam Grosser, Partner, Silver Lake Partners
John Hennessy, Former President, Stanford University
Alan Mulally, Former CEO, Ford Motor Company 
Larry Page, CEO, Alphabet and Co-Founder, Google
Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn
Anne Wojcicki, CEO, 23andMe


About Norbert Gottenberg 

Before founding Gottenberg Associates, Norbert was the Recruiting Partner at Kleiner Perkins, where he recruited top executives and Board members for the firm’s portfolio companies and advised portfolio company CEOs on strategic human capital issues.

Previously, he was a senior partner at two of the country’s leading search firms, Spencer Stuart and Russell Reynolds. Prior to executive search, he held executive positions at General Electric, Lehman Brothers and Deloitte.

Norbert holds a B.S. degree in Management Science and Operations Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of New Haven.


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