Blog Posts

October 27, 2016, Michael Cunningham
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 non-founders like Reed Hastings from Netflix, may wield... Read more »
July 27, 2016, Alex Zakupowsky
Since our 2015 report, Who Runs Silicon Valley: Board  of Directors edition, Lonergan Partners has been thinking about the changing dynamic of Board seats in Silicon Valley. We’ve had the opportunity to work with many Boards on their composition and we recognize what elevates the superlative Board from the rest of the field. Here are five questions I’d urge someone to ask before serving on a... Read more »
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 »


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