Have you completed your 2015 Executive Compensation Checklist? Is your executive compensation plan optimized to grow your company and retain and incentivize your top executives?

Use the 2014-2015 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies to:
  • Help you craft compensation practices that motivate and reward the right activities, attitudes and outputs by your executive team
  • Enable you to attract and retain the right senior talent
  • Provide benchmarks on your own compensation relative to your peers
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The most comprehensive data on private company executive compensation

Chief Executive Research has gathered compensation and best practices data from 1,250 private companies, with over 3,000 current CEO and executive compensation data points. This is the most comprehensive proprietary dataset for private company CEO and executive compensation ever collected. Be confident using our guide as the definitive source of benchmarking and best practices data.

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Benchmark your company's compensation practices

Benchmark your company's CEO and executive compensation practices vs. other companies of comparable size and profile in terms of:

  • Cash Compensation: Includes base salary and bonus data for 2013 and expected for 2014
  • Equity and options grants
  • Benefits and perk packages
  • Compensation policies and practices
  • Change in compensation components from the prior year

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See how compensation varies based on a variety of factors

Learn how the absolute dollar amounts and mix of compensation components vary by:

  • Company annual revenue
  • Number of employees
  • Industry
  • Geographic region
  • Type of ownership: Family, Sole Proprietor, Partnership, Private Equity Owned, Venture Capital Owned, and Employee Owned
  • Revenue growth
  • Profitability margins
See compensation information for CEOs and other top senior executives

This report provides the most detailed compensation data and practices for 10 executive titles in private companies available, including:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chairman
  • President
  • Senior Operations Executive (COO, GM, VP Operations)
  • Senior Finance Executive (CFO, VP Finance)
  • Senior Marketing Executive (CMO, VP Marketing)
  • Senior Sales Executive (CSO, VP Sales)
  • Senior Information Technology Executive (CTO, CIO)
  • Senior Research/Engineering Executive (Chief Scientist/Engineer, VP R&D/Engineering)
  • Senior Human Resources Executive (Human Resources Director, VP Human Resources)
Benchmark equity compensation plans
  • How much equity comparable companies give to key executives by position, company size, type of ownership, and more
  • Impact of equity grants on company growth and profitability
  • How shares and options in private companies are valued and administered
  • What types of vesting plans exist and what are some key benchmarks and best practices
Best Practices

This report will not only show you how comparable companies have structured their compensation practices, but you will also learn the best practices for:

  • Incentive compensation plans
  • Equity awards
  • Vesting strategies and triggers
  • Retention practices
  • Benefits packages
  • Perquisite packages
  • Cost/benefits of various compensation levers
Who should buy this report?

The data in this research report is an invaluable tool for evaluating your company's compensation practices, benchmarking and aligning them to similar companies, and improving them to incentivize the CEO and senior executive team to perform.

Among those who would benefit from this report are:

  • Private and public company CEOs
  • Boards of Directors and Chairman of the Boards
  • Company owners
  • CFOs
  • Senior HR executives
  • Private equity firms
  • Venture capital firms
  • Executive search professionals
  • Business valuation consultants and lawyers involved in business valuation
  • Compensation consultants


Pricing and Purchasing

The complete CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies is shipped as a two volume research report.

  • Single user, single company license: $2,995 $2,495 - Save $500 on the list price when you order directly through ChiefExecutive.net.
  • Over 500 pages of data and best practices
  • Over 400 easy-to-read charts and graphs, along with comprehensive compensation data and benchmarks
  • Analysis and details of the most comprehensive data set for CEO and senior executive compensation available
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