Spencer Horowitz is a corporate advisor with more than thirty years of experience in Silicon Valley. His clients include company founders and C-suite executives at dozens of early-stage technology innovators and global enterprises, including GE, Mitsubishi, Autodesk, and the Swedish Government.

His client services include researching and authoring business plans, preparing market forecast models and pro forma financial statements, coaching clients on venture capital solicitation, and advising clients on strategic communications.

Spencer began his career working in microchip design at Bell Labs, later serving in corporate marketing, market research, and industry liaison roles at Intel and National Semiconductor. As a business development executive for venture-backed startup Zoran, he launched new technology products and negotiated joint development and technology licensing agreements with multi-national partners throughout East Asia.


An active member of the Silicon Valley community, Spencer was appointed by the San Jose City Council to serve on the city's Small Business Development and Airport Commissions. In 2018 the Santa Clara County Water District appointed Spencer to the Board of Directors of the Public Facilities Financing Corporation.

In 2019, by unanimous vote of the San Jose City Council, Spencer was appointed a Trustee of the the city’s $3.2B employee pension plan. In 2021 his fellow Trustees elected Spencer Board Chair.


Spencer earned his BS in Computer Science from Kean College, and his MBA in Finance and Economics from the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University.


spencer (at) kelloggalumni.northwestern.edu