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Interviews Aren't Enough

Understanding Lonergan Partners' F-18 Process

Michael Cunningham, May 17th, 2019

With so much discussion about the evolving interview landscape, we often get the question, how do recruiters evaluate if CXOs are truly qualified?

In our market I do see value in the classic interview dialogue, but more for judgment of personal characteristics, communication style and chemistry. These soft attributes matter, because if

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The Unexpected Spike in CEO Recruitment

2019 Sees Dramatic Growth in Outside Appointments

Mark Lonergan, May 9th, 2019

Starting in the middle of 2018, the demand for CEO recruitment started to spike for all classes of tech companies: Public, Venture-backed and Private Equity-backed companies. As one of Silicon Valley’s leading executive recruiting firms, we have doubled the number of CEO projects in the past year.

Why is now the time when

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Board Diversity in 2019

Lessons from the Front

Dotty Schaffer, May 7th, 2019

Since the passage of California State Law #967, my firm has heard from dozens of public companies as they try to diversify their boards. Often, this is the first time that these board have considered using a search firm for the effort. Our Managing Partner Mark Lonergan estimates that 80% of the public company board searches performed on the

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California Mandates Women on Public Boards

Words of Advice from a Silicon Valley Board Recruiter

Dotty Schaffer, October 1st, 2018

On Sunday, Governor Jerry Brown signed California legislation mandating every public board in the state must have at least one woman board director by the end of 2019. The goals of the legislation are to advance gender equality and help break the corporate glass ceiling.

In our August 2018 blog on the top 150 public companies in

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Return of the IPO

Mark Lonergan, August 22nd, 2018

The recent return of the Silicon Valley tech IPO shows up in our August 2018 publication of the Lonergan SV150 rankings. Overall, 50 US tech companies companies launched an IPO from Q1 2017 to Q2 2018, with 10 of these companies landing a spot on the Lonergan SV150. These include two companies with over $1