Susan Lonergan co-founded Lonergan Partners in 2001, along with her husband and partner, Mark Lonergan. Susan has primary financial and administrative responsibility for the firm and has been CFO and a member of the Board of Directors since the firm’s inception. Today Susan’s responsibilities have expanded to include the firm’s thought leadership initiatives and many aspects of its strategic marketing. Susan edits and provides the quantitative analysis behind the series “Who Runs Silicon Valley.”
"Recruitment, especially at the highest level, is the most strategic activity in which a company can engage."
Susan’s responsibilities include the firm’s thought leadership initiatives and many aspects of its strategic marketing. She is the Editor and chief analyst responsible for the series “Who Runs Silicon Valley,” a series of reports on leadership in technology authored by Mark Lonergan.
Background & Education
Prior to Lonergan Partners, Susan was a Manager at the consulting firm Bain & Co. in the San Francisco office. Her expertise was in working with service businesses and included clients in transportation, distribution, healthcare, and financial services. Her analytical expertise included strategy formulation, market and financial analysis, customer research, and process improvement. In addition to her client work, Susan was in charge of the West Coast Associate Consultant program which included responsibility for all training, staffing, and professional development. She was also West Coast Coordinator for Training, overseeing a program of formal and informal training year-round, as well as the West Coast Ethics Coordinator, designing and implementing ethics training for all employees.
Susan has a Masters Degree in Business from Stanford University and AB in English Literature from Harvard College, where she was a contributing staff writer on The Radcliffe Quarterly and an editor of the Harvard Crimson. She lives in Woodside, California with her husband and two children.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.