Spencer Horowitz is a professional communicator with broad experience in technology, finance and public policy.

Since 1997, the Horowitz consulting firm has delivered corporate advisory services to start-ups and corporate clients, helping them successfully establish brand identity, expand market share, attract venture capital and go public.

Prior to launching his consulting practice, Horowitz served in a variety of international business development roles as a senior executive with Intel, National Semiconductor and Zoran. Earlier in his career he designed micro-controllers at Bell Laboratories, and developed real-time embedded software in C and Assembler for industrial applications.

Public Service

In 2019 Spencer Horowitz was selected by a 9-0 vote of the San Jose City Council to serve as a Trustee/Board Member for the City’s $2B employee pension plan.

In 2018, Spencer Horowitz was selected by 6-0 board vote to serve as a Director of the Santa Clara Valley Water District Public Facilities Financing Corporation. The PFFC is charged with managing fixed income public offerings to finance public utility water infrastructure and operations in Santa Clara Valley (i.e. “Silicon Valley”).

From 2010 to 2015, Spencer Horowitz served as a San Jose Airport Commissioner, having been twice appointed by the city council. This commission provides management oversight and policy recommendations on the operation of the Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).

Previously, Horowitz was appointed to serve on San Jose’s Small Business Development Commission, where he was elected Chairman by his fellow commissioners in 2006.

Spencer Horowitz is also Chairman Emeritus of the Semiconductor Industry Association’s Market Statistics Committee, publisher of the widely followed book-to-bill survey.


Spencer Horowitz earned his MBA in Finance and Economics at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He holds a BS Computer Science from Kean College in New Jersey, and an AAS Electrical Engineering Technology from the College of Aeronautics at LaGuardia Airport, New York.