The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University, Harold Lehon has nearly two decades of executive experience with billion-dollar enterprises. He joined KLA-Tencor Corporation as the vice president and general manager in 2001 and spent seven years with the company, realigning its strategic plan and driving a 98 percent increase in revenue with a 150 percent ROI on venture capital investment. From 2008 to 2011, Harold Lehon served as the executive vice president and general manager at Xyratex Technology Limited, a data-storage technology provider with annual revenue of $1.6 billion.
Harold Lehon subsequently functioned in leadership roles at Rigel Associates, LLC & Audax Group, as well as at Hydraulics Technology, Inc. & Hayden Industrial Products. Most recently, he served for four years as the president, CEO, and director at ZoMazz, which provided point-of-manufacturing Digital In-Mold Decoration solutions to original equipment manufacturers that sell electronic devices.
Mr. Lehon leverages his business leadership experience to support hospitality startup concepts in the San Francisco Bay Area through his role as the managing partner at Naked Kitchen Group. This has spawned investments in restaurants and bars, such as The Treasury, The Beehive, and The Third Rail in San Francisco as well as Duende in Oakland. He is also the director and treasurer of the Carmella Home Owners Association.