2011 CEO and Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies

Introducing The CEO and Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies, a groundbreaking report that will:

  • 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

While there is a lot of attention placed on CEO compensation at America’s largest public companies, until now there has been almost no reliable data on private companies.  Existing surveys rely upon job-seekers and other unreliable sources.

In developing The CEO and Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies, Chief Executive Group gathered data and best practices on over 1,600 current CEO and senior executive positions at 789 companies.  Plus, we’ve gathered best practices specific to private companies, including phantom equity, appreciation rights and other innovative techniques you can use to better align your team.

Use this report to:

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

  • 2010 Base Salaries
  • 2010 Bonuses
  • 2010 Equity Gains
  • Value of benefits and perk packages for CEOs and other senior executives
  • 2011 Increases In Salaries and Target Bonuses

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

  • Company Size
  • Industry
  • Geography
  • Type of Private Ownership:  Family, Sole Proprietor, Partnership, Private Equity or V.C.
  • Rate of Growth
  • Level of Profitability


Uncover salary, bonus, benefits, perks and equity compensation levels for the key senior executives:

  • CEO
  • Chairman (if not the CEO)
  • President (if not the CEO)
  • General Manager/COO
  • CFO/Senior Finance/Administrative Executive
  • CIO/Senior IT Executive
  • CMO/Senior Marketing Executive
  • CSO/Senor Sales Executive
  • And 9 other senior executive positions

Benchmark equity compensation plans:

  • How much equity comparable companies give to key executives by position, company size, type of ownership, etc.
  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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


The Complete Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies (includes CEO Compensation & Senior Executive Compensation — Parts I and II)

  • 280 page, two-volume set
  • 259 Charts & Graphs
  • Part I ships today, Part II immediately upon release
  • Single user, single company license: $1,995 (20% savings over parts I and II purchased separately)

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The Compensation Report for Private Companies (Part I: CEO Compensation)

  • 120 pages
  • 87 Charts & Graphs
  • Publication date: July 21 — Available now
  • Single user, single company license: $1,495

The Compensation Report for Private Companies (Part II: Senior Executive Compensation)

  • 160 pages
  • 172 Charts & Graphs
  • Publication date: August 18, 2011 — Available now
  • Single user, single company license: $995