Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Susanne D. Lyons has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Hercules Technology Growth Capital. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.
Susanne is a retired senior executive who has held top marketing and general management roles at some of the largest financial services companies in America, including Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab, and Visa. She retired in 2007 as the Chief Marketing Officer for Visa USA, where she was responsible for all aspects of brand, advertising and marketing services for the world’s most successful payments company. Susanne serves on the Board of the US Olympic Committee. She is President of the board of Wildcare, a not-for-profit organization. She previously served on the Board of public company, Cnet, until its acquisition by CBS, as well as Gain Capital, which went public in 2012.
In 1999, the Financial Women’s Association named her “Financial Woman of the Year”. She has also been named many times as one of the 50 Most Influential Bay Area Business Women. In 2006, Susanne was named one of America’s top 50 Marketers by Advertising Age.
Susanne received her MBA from Boston University and her undergraduate degree from Vassar College.
About Hercules Capital
Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) (“Hercules”) is the leading specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured loans to venture capital-backed companies in technology-related industries, including technology, biotechnology, life science, and energy &renewable technology, at all stages of development. Since inception (December 2003), Hercules has committed more than $4.9 billion to over 310 companies and is the lender of choice for entrepreneurs and venture capital firms seeking growth capital financing.
We are grateful to Lonergan Partners for helping us find a board member of Susanne’s caliber and making the entire search process incredibly easy. Susanne’s general management and marketing experience with some of the largest financial services companies in the U.S. will be invaluable to us and we look forward to having her on our board and benefiting from her perspective and guidance.Manuel Henriquez, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Hercules Capital
I am delighted to join the Board of Hercules Technology Growth Capital. The company has experienced impressive growth over the last ten years, from entrepreneurial startup to an established public company, and they are at an exciting inflection point in determining how to continue to grow and add shareholder value in the future.Susanne D. Lyons, Director, Hercules Capital
Susanne is using the knowledge and experience she earned during her impressive career in financial services to become a strong contributor on the board for the next exciting growth phase of Hercules Technology Growth Capital.Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Lonergan Partners