Michael Cunningham

Model N
Retail Solutions

"The technology landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and it's ultimately the people that drive innovation. I take great pride in helping my clients build leadership teams to shape the future of technology."

Michael focus­es on recruit­ing Board Direc­tors, CEOs and direct reports to CEOs for grow­ing pub­lic and ven­ture-backed com­pa­nies in big data, cloud com­put­ing, IoT and health-tech. He’s made suc­cess­ful place­ments at notable pub­lic com­pa­ny clients includ­ing Mod­el N, Inphi, Imper­va, Ener­gous, Viavi Solu­tions, and Ram­bus; and worked with an excit­ing ros­ter of high-growth pri­vate­ly backed clients includ­ing D-Wave Sys­tems, C3 IoT, MapD, Met­ric­Stream, Retail Solu­tions, and others.

Read Michael’s lat­est blog post Inter­views Aren’t Enough

Professional History

Pri­or to join­ing Lon­er­gan Part­ners, Michael worked in a vari­ety of roles, includ­ing research at the Sick­le Cell Asso­ci­a­tion of Austin, Texas. He also served in a fel­low­ship pro­gram for San­ta Clara Uni­ver­si­ty lead­ing dis­as­ter relief efforts in Gale­na, Alas­ka. Michael was pres­i­dent and cap­tain of the San­ta Clara Uni­ver­si­ty Men’s Rug­by team. He led the team to the nation­al play­offs and an 8th over­all nation­al rank­ing in D1A Rugby.

Education & Interests

Michael is a grad­u­ate of San­ta Clara Uni­ver­si­ty with a BS cum laude in Pub­lic Health Sci­ence. In his spare time, he enjoys play­ing rug­by, spend­ing time out­doors, and root­ing for his home state Texas sports teams.

Client Testimonial

Robert LeFort Portrait

I have enjoyed working with Michael and the Lonergan team. We are effective in recruiting together, and Michael’s professional insight contributes to a fair and balanced candidate assessment process.

Robert LeFort, President Americas, Infineon
Bert Clement Portrait

Michael and the team clearly assess your needs and make sure they take into account not only the technical requirements of the position but also the chemistry needed to make the new hire fit in with the CEO and the management team. They listen to the client and act upon the information to drive the best outcome.

Bert Clement, CEO, Retail Solutions

Michael Cunningham

Partner, Lonergan Partners

Specialties: Big Data, Cloud, IoT and Health-Tech


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Michael Cunningham Portrait