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Hiring the Realtor Before the House Goes on the Market

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!

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SV150 Board Diversity Update

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

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What's New in the Silicon Valley - Summer 2019 Update

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

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The Lonergan SV150 - Looking Back Ten Years

A decade of change remakes the Silicon Valley landscape

Susan Lonergan, June 18th, 2019

Ten Big Changes in Ten Silicon Valley Years Total sales of the SV150 grew from $452 billion in 2009 to $1,085 billion today (2.4 x)Market cap of the SV150 grew from $1.4 trillion in 2009 to $4.9 trillion today (3.5 x)55 of the companies in the SV150 ranked on 2009 sales are still on the list ten years later in 2019; these
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Interviews Aren't Enough

Understanding Lonergan Partners' F-18 Process

Michael Cunningham, May 17th, 2019

With so much discussion about the evolving interview landscape, we often get the question, how do recruiters evaluate if CXOs are truly qualified?

In our market I do see value in the classic interview dialogue, but more for judgment of personal characteristics, communication style and chemistry. These soft attributes matter, because if