January 2009

We have completed our research into Characteristics of Successful Technology CEOs. We invite you to download the final report.
I must admit I was surprised at some of these results in spite of assisting search committees select CEOs for over a decade. Busting some of these myths may prove to be very useful in improving the performance of our corporations.

Thursday, 10 June 2010 11:19

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April 2010

Read about First Quarter 2010 technology industry moves & board changes
After decades in the technology industry, I've noticed this: Different companies respond differently to troubled times.

Monday, 28 June 2010 08:02

Vell Executive Search Update

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June 2010

Read about Second Quarter 2010 Technology board and executive moves
What has been happening in the technology sector? The key word in the technology sector these days is "shakeup."

Tuesday, 19 October 2010 14:28

Vell Executive Search Update

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October 2010

Read about Third Quarter 2010 Technology board and executive moves
In the third quarter 2010, overall public company CEO and CFO departures become more rare.

Monday, 24 January 2011 12:22

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January 2011

Read about Fourth Quarter 2010 Technology board and executive moves
In the fourth quarter of 2010, we saw heavy hitters continue to make key leadership decisions to position their companies for the expected tech industry recovery in 2011.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 09:25

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May 2011

Read about First Quarter 2011 Technology board and executive moves
In the first quarter of 2011, we saw more signs of economic recovery. For the first time in more than three years, Liberum is reporting that executive turnover has seen a real jump—and that the jump coincided with the significant drop in United States unemployment and the continuing growth in the number of jobs created.

Monday, 09 January 2012 14:08

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January 2012

Read about Second Half 2011 Technology board and executive moves
Two of the largest technology companies in the world—IBM and HP—now have female CEOs. Yahoo named PayPal President Scott Thompson as the company's new CEO.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 10:03

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July 2011

Read about Second Quarter 2011 Technology board and executive moves
In the second quarter, we saw major market moves in some sectors even as companies continue to seek top talent at the CEO and COO level. Indeed, we're witnessing more opportunities in the C-suite this year than in 2010 and that trend should continue into 2012. At the same time, Equilar, an executive comp data provider, reports a 23 percent jump in 2010 CEO pay compared to 2009.

January 19th, 2020

Happy New Year and welcome to our Annual Technology CFO Newsletter, summarizing the 2019 appointments and open roles as of the end of the year.

We are now working on trends for 2019 Board changes in tech companies.

Summary Trends

There are currently 36 Open Tech CFO Roles in US & Canada after all the shuffles last year. There have been 231 CFO appointments in the technology domain in US & Canada in 2019.

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