Chief Executive Research

Chief Executive Research produces actionable business intelligence for CEOs.

In addition to the proprietary research used for Chief Executive magazine editorial features, including the CEO Confidence Index, annual rankings of the Best & Worst States for Business and the CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies, we produce ready-made research (available for purchase below) and conduct custom research projects on behalf of our clients.

The CEO and Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies is your trusted guide for establishing competitive compensation practices. Chief Executive Research has gathered the most comprehensive proprietary database of for private company CEO and executive compensation ever collected. With data collected directly from the CEOs and Senior Executives of 1,700 private companies, you can be confident using our guide as the definitive source of benchmarking and best practices data.

Senior executive compensation is one of your private company’s most valuable strategic tools. Ensure you’re offering the right combination of salary, bonus, benefits, perks and equity incentives while maintaining the integrity of your organization’s strategy, team and timeframe. Leverage this research for the hard data you need to help make critical talent decisions. Get the most comprehensive data on private company executive compensation at your fingertips.

Companies looking to stand out with innovative, thought-leadership pieces can also call on Chief Executive’s custom research program to develop white papers, studies or supplements that explore a wide range of topical business issues, from cybersecurity and innovative disruptions to talent management and sustainability.

Rooted in rich data sets collected from CEO and C-Suite executive polling, we work with our partners to produce editorial and promotional materials that showcase your expertise and credibility—whether online or in Chief Executive magazine.

Chief Executive’s Research Panel was created to provide you—members of the CEO community—with peer-driven insights, exclusive benchmarking data and evolving best practices to help power your business and build strategies for success.

As a member, every survey you complete earns you reward points applicable toward Chief Executive events and products, including our flagship annual Compensation Report and membership dues to the Chief Executive Network. Find out more.


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