Mark Lonergan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lonergan Partners. He specializes in CEO and Board placements in technology companies. His recent CEO and senior executive assignments include such clients as: Model N, Gigamon, Brocade, Xilinx, Infinera, Fortinet, Infoblox, Marketo, ShoreTel, Goldman Sachs, and many other technology companies.
I built Lonergan Partners to serve CEOs and their Boards with the same intense focus, urgency, and passion that built Silicon Valley
Since 1992, Mark has conducted over 500 technology company CEO, Board, and senior executive assignments. He is currently Chairman of the Board (and outgoing CEO) of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange (formerly the SVNACD), working with the Stanford University Rock Center for Corporate Governance to educate corporate boards in the Silicon Valley.
Read Mark’s latest blog here What CEOs Need From Their Boards
Mark's Recent Placements
Prior to founding Lonergan Partners, Mark was the Managing Partner for the Silicon Valley offices of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. [NASDAQ: HSII]. Mark co-founded and later managed Heidrick’s global Telecommunications and Internet Practice, composed of seventy‐five executive search teams globally. Prior to his work with Heidrick & Struggles, Mark was Vice President, Sales & Marketing, at ADC Telecommunications, a $2 Billion public telecommunications equipment supplier, now part of Tyco International. Earlier, Mark spent ten years with Tymnet (now a subsidiary of British Telecom) in positions of increasing responsibility including District Sales Manager, Eastern Region Sales Manager, and Director of Field Operations.
Mark has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is also a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in British History, with Honors.
I was very impressed with the F-18 Process. It helped all of us on the board understand what we could expect from our top candidates if and when they became the CEO. It was also a great indication of the commitment of our top candidates, based on how they prepared for this event.George Lauro, Board Director, Sensera
I was very impressed with Lonergan Partners. Mark brought clear and practical insight into our business and its corresponding challenges. Most impressive was Mark’s honest assessment of what we needed and his candid review of the many candidates he brought into the discussion. I am certain I will take advantage of his services in the future.Thomas Fallon, CEO, Infinera
Mark Lonergan helped us shift our strategic thinking about our company which resulted in a different set of candidates for us to consider.Marshall C. Turner, Jr., Board Director, Xilinx
I’ve been on both sides of the table
I’ve been very lucky in my career, joining a Silicon Valley technology company right out of college and helping grow that company (Tymnet, a pioneer in data communications networking) into a global operation.
Through my twin careers as both an operating executive and a search professional, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the great leaders in the history of Technology: John Morgridge (CEO & Chairman, Cisco), Gil Amelio (CEO, National Semiconductor) Federico Faggin (Intel), David Lam (Founder, Lam Research), Mike Hackworth (CEO, Cirrus Logic), Don Valentine (Founder, Sequoia Capital) and many, many others.
The right stuff
While the styles of these leaders differ greatly, they seem to share a common set of principles that drive companies to become great — they believe in their people, they expect the best from everyone in their organizations, they’re passionate about innovation, and they strive to become the best in the world at everything they do.
This is the great secret of the Silicon Valley — if you shoot high enough and demand the best, you can become a world leader in the technology market.