CEO Compensation

Getting CEO Compensation Right

While the majority of private companies understand the value of incentive-based compensation, most still fail to harness their potential, according to Chief Executive’s recent CEO and Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies.

More Companies Are Reducing CEO Compensation Due to Poor Quarterly Results

With all the attention the CEO-employee wage gap has gotten over the last year, it's no wonder that some Boards are starting to reduce CEO pay when they agree that it's appropriate.

5 CEOs That Are Paid $1.3B to Get Lost

CEO Marissa Mayer gets an impressive $157.9 million even if Yahoo is sold off. So she wins no matter what happens to the Internet company....

CEOs of Privately Held Companies Expect a Modest 3.1% Increase in Median Total Cash...

The median base salary is flat, but bonus expectations are up FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – GREENWICH, CT, November 4, 2015 – CEOs of privately held...

Why Pulling Executive Compensation Is Not a Good Motivational Tool

Every few weeks, it seems another CEO voluntarily (or involuntarily) takes a pay cut for the greater good of his or her company. Since the financial crisis of 2008, this practice has become increasingly common.

Succession Planning and Strategic Pay

A 2015 CEO Talent Summit Solutions Exchange, sponsored by Board Advisory

Better to Base CEO Pay on Trust Than Stock Incentives, Study Says

The best way for directors to align the company’s interests with the CEO’s is to max out stock incentives, right? Not necessarily. New research published in the Review of Financial Studies recommends a different approach to incentives that results in a more effective relationship between the CEO and board.

Women in the C-Suite: Some Good News, Bad News

Spurred by the successes of women in shattering the glass ceiling to the corner office, the issue of how females are treated as business leaders continues to spawn fascinating new insights that CEOs and company owners – as well as their charges – can use to guide their decisions and their careers. The latest of these is a new study on female CEO pay.

Is Reducing the CEO-Employee Pay Gap the Right Thing to Do?

Issues of pay equity from the C-suite all the way down to the lowest-paid workers are gaining currency as the U.S. labor market tightens, and investment and political activists continue to target CEOs, business owners and companies that seem vulnerable on the issue.

Private Company CEOs’ Cash Compensation Up 24% on Average

Private sector company CEOs saw their cash compensation increase 24% in fiscal 2013 compared to the previous year, to a total, including salary and bonuses, of $662,404, according to Chief Executive Research’s CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies 2014-2015.  
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CEO1000

CEO1000 Tracker

From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Plunges In August Amid Growing Trade Worries And Slowdown Fears

CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.
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Best and Worst States For Business

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CEO OF THE YEAR

CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.

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