Silicon Valley's New Leadership Moment
Mark Lonergan, April 27th, 2020
Some of us are not the right leaders for this moment.
It is now clear that Silicon Valley's venture-backed companies are facing a new post-COVID world, one where revenue growth and innovation are in real jeopardy. Most of these companies are headed by Founder/CEOs. Investors, clients, and employees alike are all looking to the
Mark Lonergan, April 11th, 2020Definition 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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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!