Press Release
True Expands into Semiconductor Recruiting with Partner Richard Goddard
Published January 16, 2024

London- January 16, 2024True, the only tech and data-first global talent platform, announced today the hire of London-based partner Richard Goddard, who will introduce a semiconductor recruiting specialization to True Search.  With over three decades of experience in the global technology and industrial ecosystem, Goddard brings subject matter expertise across the semiconductor, deep tech, climate tech, industrial tech, enterprise IT, and enterprise software micro-industries.

"We are thrilled to welcome Richard to True's global Climate Tech practice, where his expertise in semiconductor technology will enrich our capabilities and industry knowledge.  His global outlook and commitment to innovation perfectly align with True's values, and we look forward to supporting our clients with these new capabilities," said Sam McGrath, True’s general manager, EMEA & APAC.

While this expansion into semiconductor technology is a new venture for True, the strategic decision aligns with the company's dedication to pushing the boundaries of technology and driving innovation.  Goddard will work closely alongside the practices of Climate Tech, Private Equity, and Venture Capital, along with other relevant global practice teams, to elevate True's standing in this key sector.

“At True, I am excited to build out semiconductor and deep tech recruiting capabilities, as these industries have nearly unlimited growth opportunities,” said Goddard.  “I am grateful to have the support and collaboration of my global colleagues, underpinned by the most powerful talent intelligence platform and service portfolio in the industry, as we push forward in these areas that are critical to the future of technology.”

With a comprehensive background in executive search and business leadership, including experience living and working in the UK, France, Germany and Singapore, Goddard is poised to capitalize on partnering with clients worldwide, with a keen interest in serving clients in EMEA, APAC and global entities with headquarters in the U.S..  His track record includes spearheading office openings, and growing and leading teams in established and emerging markets.


True is the world's only tech and data-first talent management platform. The sixth largest in its industry, True leverages 10+ years worth of proprietary data, market insights, and talent lifecycle expertise, to help companies make high-impact talent decisions quickly. True's unmatched products and services include True Search (retained executive search), TrueBridge (advisory, interim, and fractional executive placement), Thrive (Talent CRM software), SearchEssentials (tech-enabled hiring services), AboveBoard (inclusive executive career community), and Jopwell (leading diversity tech platform for early-mid career professionals). True also backs promising companies through its investment brands True Equity and Vera Equity.

Sarah Mikhailova / VP, Communications