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Perseverence

Mark Lonergan, April 11th, 2020

Definition of perseverance: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering; steadfastness - source, Merriam Webster

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The Yin and Yang of CEO Recruitment

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

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The Importance of the Non-Investor Board Member

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

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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