Jay Nguyen

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Jay is an executive search professional with more than 18 years of experience in the software industry with an emphasis in the Cloud/SaaS, Mobile, Product, and Data for Fortune 1000 companies.

Prior to True Search, Jay co-founded The Global Leadership Society, a boutique executive search firm focused on technology clients including Acxiom/LiveRamp. The bulk of his executive search experience came from his 17 year tenure with Intuit, a $5 Billion software company with products including QuickBooks, TurboTax, Mint, and Quicken. At Intuit, Jay was the Global Head of Executive Search leading a global team of 8, responsible for all executive level hiring. Placements for Intuit were across all functions (HR, Finance, Product Management, Technology, IT, Legal, Customer Care, and Operations), but the bulk of the search work fell under the Technology umbrella.

At Intuit, he also spearheaded diversity initiatives for executives with an emphasis in Women in Technology and Under Represented Minorities. Those efforts helped produce category leading diversity results in 2015.

Jay has a deep understanding of all things Technology, and how bringing in the right leaders can help enable business growth.


Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

One goal he and his wife are working on is establishing a brand for his little girls as the next "Nguyen Sisters" in tennis.