Donald Lee

Don Lee has been a part of Silicon Valley for many years. Don first applied his technical abilities at National Semiconductor in manufacturing engineering. With a public computer peripherals company, Don had responsibilities for product management, international sales, plant management and divisional P&L. When this company was acquired by a large multinational, Don began an entrepreneurial career. Don has founded or been an early stage investor in companies that have included cloud security, SaaS, enterprise software, electronic medical records, medical devices, education technology, training virtualization and biotechnology. He is well versed in the rigors of emerging companies, Putting together teams, making payroll, securing investors and managing to profitability have built a valuable foundation for the search business. In 1992, Don became Vice President of a technology-focused executive search firm. By 1996, a continuing entrepreneurial spirit fostered the formation of Donald A. Lee Executive Search. Involvement in the community is important to Don. He has been President of the Association for Corporate Growth Silicon Valley Chapter and board member for the Portola Valley Schools Foundation. Don served as board chair for the YMCA in East Palo Alto and currently serves on the board of the Y of Silicon Valley. Other interests include racing vintage automobiles.