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Ann Peckenpaugh Becker

Retired High-Tech Recruiter
Kentfield, California

Ann Peckenpaugh was a leading executive search consultant in Silicon Valley for 26 years beginning in 1982. Most recently, she was President of Board Search Partners LLC, the only search firm specializing in recruiting boards of directors for public and private high technology companies. Previously, Ann was SVP, Recruiting and Human Capital Partner at Highland Capital Partners, a leading venture capital firm headquartered in the Boston Area.

Prior to Highland Capital, Ann was a Partner with Schweichler Associates, a leading retained search firm serving Silicon Valley, from 1990 to 2000. Earlier in her career, she was a Vice President with David Powell Associates.

Since retiring in 2007, Ann has served on several non-profit boards, including the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. She also serves as President of the Kent Woodlands Property Owners Association Board. She is a co-founder of MarinAgainstDensity, a local community organization which champions sustainable affordable housing solutions for Marin County.

Ann holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (1980) and a Bachelor’s degree with High Distinction from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1976). Ann is married to David Becker, has two grown sons, and lives in Marin County, California.