Bjorn Kirchdorfer

Partner

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Bjorn is a subject matter expert in building highly effective teams for global business success. He has more than two decades of global technology and executive management experience as a senior executive in four start-ups and multiple Fortune 1000 business environments prior to joining Top Gun Ventures in 2008.

Bjorn is able to leverage best practices of leading Fortune 1000 companies including AT&T/Bell Labs, Lucent and Ericsson, where he gained operational and executive experience in managing P&L for a variety of products, building and rebuilding organizations, scaling sales teams, and developing sales and marketing programs with global reach.

From an executive search perspective, Bjorn has the ability and track record to deliver in all functional areas of the organization – from CFO, CISO, CMO and SVP Sales to Engineering, Operations and Services. Moreover, Bjorn enjoys following his clients’ business as it expands overseas and he has been successful in placing talent in the Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific. Areas of special interest to Bjorn include cloud computing, wireless networks and devices, ecommerce/retail and security/government sectors.

Global Technology and Executive Management Expertise

Bjorn enjoys being an integral part of the global technology evolution fueled by the internet and wireless/BYOD proliferation. Being at the “tail end” of the Baby Boomer generation, he is able to relate to both current and next-generation clients and candidates.  Bjorn has worked extensively with other human resource professionals to deal directly with subjects ranging from competence development programs to consistent evaluation methods for effective performance feedback, as well as redesigning compensation plans and motivational programs for large sales organizations.

Bjorn has been the recipient of numerous awards in the areas of leadership, sales and marketing. He is a published author and has been profiled in articles for the technology industry. In the past, Bjorn has also served in local/municipal government as well as co-founding and actively supporting a local non-profit company focused on the environment to help his community.

He earned a B.S. in Business from Trinity University and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management. Having lived abroad for more than 12 years, he is fluent in multiple languages.

Reach Bjorn at bjorn@topgunventures.com.

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