Michael Lee


Michael Lee serves as a partner within the Advanced Technology and Private Equity practices in the firm’s San Francisco and New York offices. For more than 20 years, Michael has been overseeing board, C- and senior-level search assignments, working with management teams and investors in the venture capital and PE communities.

Prior to DHR, Michael built out the venture-focused technology practices for two premiere boutique executive search firms based in Silicon Valley and London. Michael has conducted more than 200 assignments in the US and Europe.

He has acted as a close confidante to investors on critical searches. Michael has also been intimately involved with building private boards, providing advice and recruiting new directors and advisory teams. Michael began his career in the press division at the United Nations in New York, before working for Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte in corporate tax. Michael was also a sales leader with publisher Sterling Publications in London.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Leicester in England, where he won the UK’s largest international scholarship, the Barnett Janner award.