Words of Advice from a Silicon Valley Board Recruiter
Dotty Schaffer, October 1st, 2018
On Sunday, Governor Jerry Brown signed California legislation mandating every public board in the state must have at least one woman board director by the end of 2019. The goals of the legislation are to advance gender equality and help break the corporate glass ceiling.
In our August 2018 blog on the top 150 public companies in
High CEO pay ratios are paired with high median employee compensation
Susan Lonergan, September 7th, 2018
For the first time, we are able to report CEO pay ratios for the Lonergan SV150. Slightly over half (79) of the companies on the list have now reported their 2017 CEO compensation in comparison to their median employee compensation. Average CEO compensation for this group was $9.43 million, and the average of median employee compensation
Many More Women Directors in the 2018 Lonergan SV150
Susan Lonergan, August 22nd, 2018
As of this point in the 2018 proxy season, women directors fill 19% of the board seats on the Lonergan SV150 (board composition data for companies without a 2018 proxy filing to date came from their websites). Compared to our study of Silicon Valley boards published in the 2015 Who Runs Silicon Valley Board edition, this is an increase of six
Mark Lonergan, August 22nd, 2018
The recent return of the Silicon Valley tech IPO shows up in our August 2018 publication of the Lonergan SV150 rankings. Overall, 50 US tech companies companies launched an IPO from Q1 2017 to Q2 2018, with 10 of these companies landing a spot on the Lonergan SV150. These include two companies with over $1
Mark Lonergan, July 3rd, 2018
One of the most surprising truths I have found in my work as an executive recruiter is that your best friends and your worst enemies (well, most of us don’t have enemies, but we do have detractors) identify the exact same list of our strengths and weaknesses.
Candidates perseverate over who to select as their professional references.