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Board Directors Find Founder-CEOs a Challenge

Results of a Lonergan Partners/SVDX Survey

Mark Lonergan, September 23rd, 2021

In preparation for the September 23 Silicon Valley Directors Exchange panel on “Board Governance in Founder-Led Public Companies,” my firm conducted a survey of current and recent board directors to assess their beliefs about Founder-CEOs. Over 75% of the respondents reported having served on a public board with a Founder-CEO, giving them

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Hail & Farewell

Historic Upheaval in the 2021 Lonergan SV150

Mark Lonergan, April 14th, 2021

In our post from last week, we promised more info on big corporate changes in the Silicon Valley, brought to you as a result of the timeliest ever Lonergan SV 150 – our annual ranking of the top public tech companies headquartered within fifty miles of the old HP Garage.

The final rankings will be available for download on our

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Coming Soon: the Lonergan Silicon Valley 150 - 2021 Rankings

The Pandemic Era Remakes the Silicon Valley 150

Mark Lonergan, April 7th, 2021

2020 saw big corporate changes in the Silicon Valley.

Lonergan Partners is pleased to bring you the timeliest ever 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 2020 tech sector results.

The final rankings will be

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What CEOs Need From Their Boards

A CEO Roundtable at the Silicon Valley Directors Exchange

Mark Lonergan, January 27th, 2021

On January 21, I moderated a roundtable of distinguished current and former public company CEOs focusing on the relationship between the public company CEO and his/her Board of Directors. Our speakers were Penny Herscher, Joe Burton, Michael Hurlston, and Moshe Gavrielov. This webinar was hosted by the Silicon Valley

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The Talent Flight to Quality

How the Pandemic is Changing the Way Talent Moves

Mark Lonergan, December 2nd, 2020

The last ten months have been unprecedented in the Silicon Valley. When COVID hit our region back in February, there was a simultaneous selloff in public markets – and an unprecedented slowdown in the rate of early-stage venture investing. Very quietly, hundreds of venture-backed companies in our region shut their doors, including: Zume,