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Board Diversity in 2019

Lessons from the Front

Dotty Schaffer, May 7th, 2019

Since the passage of California State Law #826, my firm has heard from dozens of public companies as they try to diversify their boards. Often, this is the first time that these board have considered using a search firm for the effort. Our Managing Partner Mark Lonergan, who is also the Chairman of the Silicon Valley

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California Mandates Women on Public Boards

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

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CEO Compensation Ratios in Silicon Valley

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

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Return of the IPO

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

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Big Increase in Women on Silicon Valley Boards

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