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June 23, 2016, Mark Lonergan
Recently we’ve seen a focus on adding experienced CIOs to technology company boards. Some examples: Kim Stevenson, CIO at Intel, served on the board at Riverbed and now serves on the boards at Cloudera (about to go public) and Boston Private Financial Holdings; Karen Austin, CIO at PG&E, serves on the board of Verifone; Randy Mott, CIO at General Motors, serves on the board of Dun &... Read more »
May 26, 2016, Alex Zakupowsky
Marketing in Silicon Valley is going through a rebirth. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many CEOs, marketing executives, heads of sales, Chief Product Officers, and investors about what makes a great CMO and where marketing is headed in 2016 and the years to follow. Throughout my work the first half of 2016 a few trends I have noticed: Demand for the game-changing CMO... Read more »
May 2, 2016, Alex Zakupowsky
Ironically, the success of a Superboss cannot be truly measured until after an employee cashes the last paycheck. When I recruit top executives, I am looking for the leader who has other great talent eager to follow him or her into new ventures. Often this person has demonstrated the confidence to allow a former boss-employee relationship to morph into new arrangements such as partners/co-... Read more »
January 31, 2016, Michael Cunningham
Why top talent is the best investment in a volatile market 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... Read more »
Taking a counter-offer is a ticking time bomb
September 29, 2015, Michael Cunningham
Everyone knows the phrase, “time is money.”  In the case of recruitment time is much more. When an executive search gets off track and the role goes long unfilled, there are serious consequences: Losing the Perfect Candidate Silicon Valley is hot. Many of the best executives in the market are entertaining multiple job offers at once and will pick another role if left to wait to hear from... Read more »

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