Sue Major




sue_major_2015Susan Major is the Founder and CEO of Major Executive Search, bringing a unique and invaluable blend of experience working in both search and in the technology industry itself. She specializes in the wireless, telecom, software and semiconductor sectors, serving Fortune 500 companies to start-ups.

Ms. Major’s experience includes 15+ years of search experience, including C-level executive placements for public and emerging, pre-IPO corporations. Prior to establishing Major Executive Search she co-founded DavenportMajor Executive Search and Slayton International’s first west coast headquarters. She also opened San Diego’s first top ten search office for A.T. Kearney Executive Search.

Sue’s expertise working in the technology industry and global high growth companies spans more than 15 years. As an executive at Motorola, she introduced numerous technology products, including cellular handsets and a first generation PDA. At Ameritech, she led the marketing efforts that expanded their paging and wireless data services. Additionally, she has been awarded two patents in wireless messaging.

As an active community member, Ms. Major co-sponsors the annual Women in Wireless event at CTIA and the Global Telecom Women’s’ Network (GTWN) event at Mobile World Congress. Sue serves on the Board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), is an Advisory Board member at Stage 1 Ventures and Northwater Capital Management, is on the Board of Overseers at Northeastern University, is on the International Board of The Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN) and is a Board Member of the San Diego Zoo Foundation. She has previously served on two public company BODs: Teltrend (TEL) and Neonode (NEON).

Sue graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.