Robert G. Fong is a partner and member of the Advanced Technology and Industrial Practices. Based in the firm’s San Francisco office, Robert is responsible for managing client relationships including assessment, placement, and development of senior leaders and their teams. Previously Robert was a senior client partner at Morgan Samuels and he served as managing partner in Nosal Partners’ Global Advanced Technology Practice.
Robert has also held the positions of senior client partner at Korn/Ferry International and as managing director of Leadership Venture Partners (LVP), a Seattle-based boutique executive search firm which he co-founded in 2000. Both with Korn/Ferry and LVP, Robert worked with Fortune 500 companies and venture-backed companies. During his initial tenure with Korn/Ferry, Robert also led the firm’s Advanced Technology, New Media, and Private Equity Practices in the Pacific Northwest.
Robert’s client experience includes representation of multinational companies as well as private equity-backed firms with heavy emphasis on the software, electronics, telecommunications, Internet, and media sectors.
He has conducted numerous senior-level searches across multiple functions. Earlier in his career, Robert spent four years with the Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group. He also held positions at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), as well as Hughes Aircraft Company, where he was a member of the technical staff. Robert holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
He has also served on the board of directors for the Seattle Children’s Theatre as well as on the advisory boards of several pre-IPO companies.