Russ Banham

Russ Banham (russ@russbanham.com) is a contributing writer to Chief Executive


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Pay in the Balance

Some severance packages are so rich it’s a wonder CEOs still work. Here’s how to avoid shareholder ire in compensation.

Russ Banham August 1 2001
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Paying the Piper

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009 mandates strict new rules on executive compensation for recipients of the federal Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Russ Banham CEO Compensation June 21 2009

Preparing Your Company for Sale

Key Takeaways To garner an optimum price for the sale of a company: Conduct due diligence as a buyer would. [...]

Russ Banham Corporate Finance April 16 2012

Seeing the Big Picture

New data tools are enabling CEOs to get a better handle on performance across their organizations.

Russ Banham November 1 2003
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Six Avoidable M&A Mistakes

What not to do to make the most of your acquisition opportunities.

Russ Banham Corporate Finance , Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions , Small Business , Small Business September 2 2010
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Six DEADLY M&A Sins

Companies get hitched for smart reasons—except when they don’t

Russ Banham October 14 2009

The PRICE of REGULATION

Prescriptive mandates, critics charge, are often worse than the ailment.

Russ Banham Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory April 22 2010

The Warren Buffett School

They have free rein, ready capital and the best boss a CEO could want. They run Berkshire Hathaway companies, and you’ve only begun to envy them.

Russ Banham December 1 2002

The Whole Truth

The “no one told me” excuse is disappearing, but finding credible data and figuring out how to disclose it remains tough.

Russ Banham July 1 2002

Tireless in Seattle

Two years ago, 80-year-old Safeco Insurance Co. came dangerously close to shutting its doors for good. Earnings had plunged to [...]

Russ Banham April 1 2003

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