Tony Leng is a Managing Director of Diversified Search and leads both the firm’s CIO and Innovation and Transformation practices from the San Francisco office. Previously a Managing Partner of Hodge Partners, Leng has conducted C-Suite-level searches for organizations where leaders are transforming and/or building organizations that are taking advantage of digital technologies. His clients have included Aurora Healthcare; Axalta; Catholic Health Initiatives; Blue Shield of California; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Delta Dental; Dignity Health; Esurance; Kaiser Permanente; Novant Health; PG&E; Polycom; Sutter Health; Symmetricom; TE Connectivity; and Wellmark.
Prior to joining the executive search field, Leng served as a board member of three public companies and CEO of a $600 million public company. Prior to that, he ran a $1 billion division of a telephone company focused on corporate users. While there, he was founder and chairman of its ISP and a board member of its two-million-subscriber cell phone subsidiary.
Leng leverages his operating experience from being a CEO, his financial background as a CPA and CA, and his technical knowledge from work done for tech companies to drill down and understand, at a nuanced level, what his clients are seeking to achieve as they build their teams. He has written numerous papers on technology leadership and the challenges facing technology leaders today and authors a blog, Resources for the Modern CIO, at tonyleng.com.
For the past 12 years, Leng has also facilitated the Fisher CIO Forum, a monthly venue where CIOs and CTOs discuss topics of relevance in their daily lives, and which affords such leaders the opportunity to develop a close network to discuss current challenges in a peer group environment on a confidential basis. Participating companies in the Forum have included Blue Shield, Clorox, Cost Plus, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, Esurance, Facebook, FitBit, Franklin Templeton, Gap, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Levi Strauss, McKesson, Macys.com, Matson, Mulesoft, Okta, PG&E, Restoration Hardware, Ross Stores, Safeway, Salesforce.com, Schwab, Splunk, Uber, VMWare, and Williams-Sonoma, among others.