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Compensation Committees: Publicity Shy?

Mark Lonergan, June 23rd, 2011

I met yesterday with the CEO of a multi-billion dollar public company in the Silicon Valley, talking about topics ranging from strategy to corporate governance. The CEO enjoys a fine relationship with his board and had nothing but good things to say about them both as individuals and as a group.

Until we got to

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'A Players'

Mark Lonergan, June 20th, 2011

During a recent meeting here at Lonergan Partners, we were challenged to describe the characteristics that make up an ‘A Player’ for an SVP Sales position inside a top public semiconductor company.

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Parking Lot Consulting

Mark Lonergan, June 14th, 2011

I was at a public company last year, about to attend a Board meeting for a large public Silicon Valley company. Most of the Board arrived shortly after 8 AM in order to catch up with one another before the meeting started promptly at 8:30. During the meeting, I had a chance to look out the expansive windows of the board room, right onto the

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CFOs on Fire

Mark Lonergan, June 14th, 2011

Since we started the firm in 2001, Lonergan Partners has always conducted multiple Chief Financial Officer projects a year for technology companies, many here on the West Coast. That number has remained pretty constant in our history. In 2011, the number of CFO assignments started is already greater than the total completed last year and there

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Upgrade the Herd

Mark Lonergan, February 25th, 2011

In almost twenty years of conducting CEO and senior leadership searches here in Silicon Valley, I have been mentored by many of my clients. Through their kindness and patience, I learned my trade by listening to some of the great business leaders of our generation. Of all of these mentors, no one had greater early impact on me than John