Drawing from an extensive background as an operating executive and strategy consultant, Mike Dickstein conducts searches for a wide range of technology companies focusing on CEO, board, and sales and marketing officer roles.

Mike’s expertise in the technology sector includes SaaS, cloud, application and infrastructure software and hardware, and cybersecurity. His clients include large multinationals, midsized private equity-backed companies and venture-funded growth companies. He also advises organizations on the evolution of the sales function and helps clients with cultural transformation and leadership assessment. Mike leads the Seattle office for Spencer Stuart and is a key member of the Marketing and Sales Officer Practice. He serves on several nonprofit boards in his community.


Mike has specialized experience in:

  • Cloud
  • SaaS
  • Cybersecurity
  • Sales and marketing leadership
  • Board and CEO
  • Private equity
  • Venture capital


Recent work

  • Recruiting and assessing leaders for clients including Tableau Software, F5 Networks, Cisco, Vonage, Illumina and Marketo
  • Assessing organizational culture, effectiveness and design for some of the world’s leading technology companies
  • Independent board director searches for public and private companies

Previous Experience

  • Associate principal and a leader in the technology practice at McKinsey & Company
  • General manager at Microsoft
  • Vice president at Internet Security Systems (ISSX)


  • M.B.A. from Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University

Practice Areas