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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 Secret Sauce of Strong Founder CEOs

Michael Cunningham, June 20th, 2017

The recent turmoil about Travis Kalanick is another chapter in the tech saga of “Founder CEOs who get their companies into trouble.” Kalanick certainly has his flaws as a leader, but in fairness he did build an industry-altering empire now valued at $70B. Kalanick’s embattled status as Uber’s CEO begs the question, what makes certain

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What Got You Here Won't Get You There

Michael Cunningham, October 27th, 2016

Lonergan Partners is proud to release the 2016 edition of “Who Run’s Silicon Valley” focusing on the topic of CEO power in the Silicon Valley 150 (SV150). In this report we examine the ways in which CEOs have influence both inside and outside of their organizations.

Founder CEOs like Zuckerberg and Musk, and even multi-time CEO

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Strike While the Iron Is Hot

Why top talent is the best investment in a volatile market

Michael Cunningham, January 31st, 2016

With the markets in turmoil and private investing trending down, hiring caution may feel like the safe choice for tech companies, but not necessarily the right one. With so many tangible innovations at our fingertips, now is the time to invest in the right team and surpass the risk-averse competition.

Here’s why:Broader pool of
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The Clock Is Ticking

Michael Cunningham, September 29th, 2015

Everyone knows the phrase, “time is money.” In the case of recruitment time is much more.