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We know the best and brightest—those leading companies today, and those who will be leading them tomorrow. We get to know them before you need them, so they’ll be ready when you want to take your company to the next level. See some of our recent placements below, and click on a placement to read more about them.
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Lonergan Partners AI Solutions Experience
Artificial Intelligence and High-Performance Computing are the pivotal innovation breakthroughs of the last decade. From semiconductor processors to computer systems to Cloud-based services, AI/HPC has moved into all aspects of how the world does business. AI/HPC solutions will touch every industry, every job and every client deliverable
Lonergan SV150 Leadership Team 2.0
In August, we reported on a surge in CEO turnover in the ranks of the Lonergan SV150. Like cascades from a winter snowmelt, leadership changes have continued downstream.
We looked at sixteen companies from our August report with new CEOs appointed from September 2022 to September 2023, and found a jaw-dropping
Annual CEO Networking Dinner
On October 19, 2023, a lively group of CEOs joined Lonergan Partners for cocktails and dinner at Fleming's in Palo Alto.
The evening was a celebration of the Silicon Valley. The group dove into discussions about the ever-evolving geo-political landscape, the talent/people leadership challenges faced by leaders today, and the
CEO Transition Turbulence in the LSV150
A seismic shift is transforming the landscape of Silicon Valley leadership. Many long-serving public company tech CEOs are exiting or taking on new executive roles, making way for a roster of fresh new faces. Lonergan Partners has authored an up to the minute report on surging CEO turnover in the LSV150.
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Lonergan Partners joins the Global Semiconductor Alliance
We are pleased to announce that Lonergan Partners has become a member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) this month. The GSA is one of the world’s top trade organizations, leading the companies who make up the global $2 Trillion Semiconductor and Electronics Industry. We look forward to working with co-Founder and Chief Executive
Partner Spotlight - Kirsten Settle
Excited to share this recent profile of Partner Kirsten Settle just posted by the Women's Leadership Initiative of the Global Semiconductor Alliance, as part of their 2023 Visibility Campaign. Kirsten is recognized as one of the world's top recruiters serving the semiconductor industry.
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The Resurgence of the Professional CEO
The last 12 months in technology markets has been tumultuous for both public and private companies:The bellwether Nasdaq has dropped almost 35% in one year for technology stocks Venture markets have reset, with dramatic downward movement in company valuations The M&A market for Technology companies has shrunk dramatically
Announcing the 2023 Lonergan SV150
Lonergan Partners is pleased to bring you the Lonergan SV 150 – our annual ranking of the top public tech companies headquartered within fifty miles of the old HP Garage - to paint you a picture of 2022 tech sector results.
Get the Company Rankings on a PDF suitable for printing, or for detailed metrics on each company, download the
Signs of Spring in Silicon Valley
News coverage in the Silicon Valley validates the observation that we humans are hard-wired to give preference to negative information over the positive. That said, I see some real signs of recovery in our region – recovery based on real innovation and new technologies that promise to change our world. Three examples of these positive
Where in the World is Tech Leadership Coming From?
Part of my job as an executive recruiter in Silicon Valley is to find out what makes leaders tick. I often hear the most amazing stories about how business leaders came to the United States from some other part of the world seeking challenge and opportunity. This could describe my family – I am the daughter of an engineer who came to the US
Turmoil in the Employment Market: Making Sense of the Current Reality
On February 8, 2022, Kirsten Settle took part in a panel discussion put on by the Association for Corporate Growth. The moderator was Andy Armstrong, a Partner at Armanino, and Kirsten joined fellow thought leaders Dmitri Conom of Insperity, and Julian Chu, Chief of Staff, Google Cloud Systems.
Some of the topics
Live Event: Annual CEO Networking Dinner
On November 3, 2022, a lively group of CEOs joined Lonergan Partners for cocktails and dinner at Fleming's in Palo Alto.
At this invitation-only event, some topics discussed included:Handling the current economic uncertainty; Heading back to the office;The role of Silicon Valley in creating change;Why so many
Lonergan SV150 Market Cap Down 30%
Since the March 31 ranking of the 2022 Lonergan Silicon Valley 150, the S&P 500 has dropped 25%. By comparison, the combined market cap of the Lonergan SV150, our firm’s ranking of the top public companies in technology headquartered in Silicon Valley, has dropped a total of 30% in the six months since March 31.
Does Your Founder Need a Dance Partner?
Recently, venture-backed Logistics company Flexport announced that it had recruited Dave Clark of Amazon to join Flexport as that company’s CEO. That’s not news. Lots of young companies are considering new CEOs in this wonky economy.
What made this special was how it happened: the Founder/CEO Ryan Petersen initiated the CEO change,
Lonergan Partners Named #23 in US Retained Executive Search
Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that we have been ranked #23 in retained executive search in the United States, by C-Suite CV Secure, in their latest ranking of Top 99 Retained Executive Search Firms in America for 2021.
We are also their top ranked technology search firm headquartered in Silicon Valley.