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David Fay

Principal Consultant,

Human Resources Consulting

San Carlos, CA

Dave Fay is a seasoned HR executive with more than 30 years of broad-based global experience in multinational and private technology based organizations.  Dave’s experience spans multiple market sectors, including biopharmaceuticals, telecommunications, data storage, semiconductor, computing and internet during his rich Silicon Valley career.  As a strategically focused executive, he partners with business leaders by aligning HR strategies & activities with business priorities.   

Dave most recently led HR for Cypress Semiconductor’s Worldwide Manufacturing organization, with production sites in Texas, Bangkok and the Philippines as well as a global employee footprint.  In addition, he was responsible for HR at Cypress’s India Design Center, leading Cypress’s Learning & Development function and Global Immigration program, etc.  Prior to joining Cypress, Dave served as VP-HR at Geeknet, Inc., along with holding numerous other HR leadership roles and serving as an independent consultant.    

Dave holds a BBA - Business Management from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA - Human Resources from Golden Gate University.  He’s a member of the Bay Area Human Resources Executive Council (BAHREC), a SHRM affiliate, and was previously on the HR Symposium Steering Committee. 

On the personal side, Dave enjoys learning about and experiencing new cultures through international travel, as well as running hills, listening to all types of music and playing guitar.

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