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We are the search consultants of choice in the Silicon Valley for adding vital skills and experience to public company tech boards. Our Partners are experts in supporting boards in their work to understand their strategic needs and recruit for specific role requirements.
Most boards today look for assistance in building a strong roster of external directors who can work effectively as a team and act to provide exceptional corporate governance.
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Working with Lonergan Partners during the board recruitment process was a breath of fresh air. Being a Latina woman, I was concerned that the client firm was just looking to check a box, but Lonergan Partners helped clarify why my skillset and experience were a match, regardless of my gender and ethnicity. Now that I’ve been a board member for over six months, I know that Lonergan Partners did an excellent job matching me to the right board, and I can see that I have a great opportunity to impact the future of the company – something Lonergan Partners was able to identify months before.Patricia Parra Hadden, Board Director Placement, Limelight Networks
The Diversity Challenge
The context for recruiting diversity to public boards in California includes compliance with state laws as shown below:
Browse our blog posts and recommended reading below to learn more about the diversity issues facing public boards today:
SV150 Board Diversity Update
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
Board Diversity in 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
Big Increase in Women on Silicon Valley Boards
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
California Mandates Women on Public Boards
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