Advice to Founders and Venture Capitalists
Mark Lonergan, February 6th, 2020
I love CEO recruitment, and I am happy to report that suddenly there are a lot more boards calling me about finding them new CEOs these days.
I've been asked why it's so important to work with a recruiting partner who has a lot of CEO expertise. There are four things about CEO recruitment that make this
Advice to the VC Community
Mark Lonergan, February 4th, 2020
I had a fascinating meeting today with a General Partner at one of the Valley’s top venture capital firms. He asked me a simple question: “What advice do you have for me as the VC markets continue to shift”?
My response might surprise you: “Recruit a non-investor industry expert – ideally an active senior line executive in an
Mark Lonergan, October 31st, 2019
In the venture capital world, boards are made up of the founder and the venture capitalists who have backed the company since inception. Most companies that go public have boards laid out according to this model – no outsiders allowed!
Silicon Valley Tech Sees Rapid Increase in Women on Public Boards
Dotty Schaffer, June 20th, 2019
The tech sector may be known for the rapid adoption of change, but I confess I was surprised to see the short amount of time it has taken for women's representation in the boardrooms of Silicon Valley to go way up.
Currently women directors fill 23% of the board seats on the Lonergan SV150. Compared to our
Lonergan Partners Releases New SV150 Listing
Mark Lonergan, June 18th, 2019
STRONG FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
2018 was a big year for the Silicon Valley. In the current Lonergan SV150, our ranking of Silicon Valley public companies by revenue, sales topped $1 trillion for the first time. Profitability was also up, with companies earning combined profits of $193