HMG Strategy’s Hunter Muller discusses what went wrong at Silicon Valley Bank – and how to avoid similar scenarios in the future

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Dissecting the Silicon Valley Banking Crisis

HMG Strategy founder and CEO Hunter Mueller analyzes what went wrong at Silicon Valley Bank and how to avoid similar banks in the future.

HMG Strategy founder and CEO Hunter Mueller analyzes what went wrong at Silicon Valley Bank and how to avoid similar banks in the future.

WESTPORT, Conn., March 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HMG Strategy, the world’s #1 digital platform enabling technology leaders to reimagine the enterprise and change the business world, just released fresh insights from the founder and CEO Hunter Mueller, analyzing what led to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank along with steps that can be taken to avoid similar financial crises in the future.

In the article, published March 14, Mueller points out the inherent risks for banks that focus too narrowly on niche markets such as tech startups and venture capital, and why a broader investment strategy is needed in today’s global economy.

“The situation with SVB says less about the health of the financial system than about the downside of placing too many bets on one aspect of the multilateral global economy,” says Muller, whose company HMG Strategy is a “super-connector” for building strong global connections and partnerships. The Silicon Valley Bank crisis “confirms my deep and sincere belief in the amazing power of the relationships between markets, regions and industry sectors.”

The article also highlights the comments made by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak regarding HSBC’s acquisition of SVB UK and how this demonstrates strong leadership along with the need for a global perspective. Mueller also touched on Silicon Valley Bank’s support offered by 300+ venture capital firms, including HMG partners GTM Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Menlo Ventures.

Mueller’s analysis is a reflection of the insightful perspectives offered by HMG Strategy’s Global Consulting Services, a unique set of peer-to-peer services that connect CIOs, CISOs and global business technology leaders with each other and keep them abreast of the most emerging leadership, business, technology, cultural and global macroeconomic trends impacting businesses and C-suite members.

HMG Strategy’s Global CIO & CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) service is a close-knit, peer-driven community of global CIOs, CDOs and CISOs who collaborate regularly on the biggest challenges and opportunities they face in their roles, opportunities to build their professional brands and accelerate career progression.

HMG Inner Circle is a subscription-based service that provides timely and in-depth information on the key macroeconomic, leadership and cultural challenges and opportunities facing CIOs, CTOs, global technology leaders and C-suite colleagues.

In addition, HMG Strategy’s Global Actionable Insights service is another unique partner-driven subscription service where CIOs and other technology leaders in the HMG community can submit inquiries about a specific challenge they may be facing (e.g. negotiating a global ERP License Agreement) and be matched with an expert in the HMG network who can offer qualified advice. We have recently fielded numerous inquiries from service members who have successfully resolved various organizational issues.

To learn more about HMG Strategy’s global consulting services, contact Tom Hoffman, Vice President of Research at HMG Strategy, at [email protected]

Hunter Muller’s article on the SVB crisis can also be found on HMG Strategy’s LinkedIn page.

To learn more about HMG Strategy’s upcoming schedule of regional CIO and CISO meetings, click here.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world’s leading digital platform for technology leaders to reimagine the enterprise and change the business world. HMG Strategy’s global network consists of more than 500,000 world-class CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CDOs, senior business technology executives, search industry executives, venture capitalists, industry experts and thought leaders.

HMG Strategy’s global media model generates more than one million impressions per week, providing huge opportunities for business technology leaders and sponsoring partners to promote themselves and their brands.

HMG Strategy was founded in 2008 by Hunter Mueller, a leadership expert who has worked side-by-side with Fortune 2000 executives on strategic planning and career development for the past 30+ years.

HMG Strategy’s Regional CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, Author Books and Digital Resource Center provide unique, peer-driven guidance from CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CDOs and CTOs on leadership, innovation, transformation and career advancement.

HMG Strategy offers a range of partner consulting services, such as the Global CIO & CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) service, which brings together the world’s top CIOs, CISOs and technology leaders to consider the best opportunities and challenges they face in their roles.

HMG Strategy’s global consulting services are a unique suite of peer research services designed to keep business technology leaders abreast of the latest leadership, business, technology and global macroeconomic trends impacting businesses and industries.

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Contact: Tom Hoffman, Vice President, Research, HMG Strategy: 203-221-2702 or at [email protected]

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