About Us


Susan Shay is a founding partner of Reed Shay & Company, and her philosophies, practices and standards of excellence are the bedrock of our search practice. Susan has been an independent executive search consultant since 1988 and the main focus of her search practice has been to find the key executives on the technology and product side of the business for early stage and high growth ventures. Her clients are many of the most successful Silicon Valley companies. Susan has recently stepped down from day to day search activities, but remains with the firm on consulting basis. She is taking time from the practice to complete her post graduate studies at the Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley.

Prior to starting her own search practice, Susan was Vice President of Human Resources at Teknekron Corporation, a private investment holding company, and parent to many successful high tech ventures including TIBCO. While at Teknekron, her charter included recruiting entrepreneurs, building the teams of new enterprises, and identifying additional key contributors as these enterprises grew. Susan has been a member of the Board of Directors of Tenera, L.P. (AMEX: TLP).

Her earlier career in Europe was as a writer and editor for Europa Magazine. She received her undergraduate degree in history with highest honors, and continued her post-graduate studies at Oxford University, England. Susan lives in the Napa Valley with her family, and is very active in her community.