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Building & Keeping Your Executive Team: How to Recruit and Retain Senior Executives for Your Startup or Early Stage Company

By Robert Adelson on 9 July 22 /   Executive Employment,Startups

Startups and early stage companies often encounter difficulty recruiting an A-level senior executive. They often cannot pay top dollar and are willing to try something different to recruit that ideal man or woman to fill the pressing need in their organization. In that time of need, the company hires me, as one who knows what […]

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Executive Termination: If You’ve Been Fired or Face That, Do You Have a Claim for Wrongful Termination?

By Robert Adelson on 5 June 22 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in IvyExec on May 27, 2022.  As a C-level or senior executive, and even mid-level executive, what if you are now facing employment termination? What if you have been put on a performance plan? What if you work in a hostile work environment? What if you have already been fired? And […]

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Negotiating Favorable Executive Equity Terms in an LLC – Capital vs. Profit Interests

By Robert Adelson on 29 April 22 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in CEO World Magazine on April 20, 2022.  Despite the pandemic, executive recruiters face one of the strongest candidate markets in the past twenty years. You have more negotiating power than ever for executive compensation. When it comes to executive equity compensation, do you know that there are differences between employee equity […]

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Merits of RSUs vs Stock Options and Other Forms of Executive Equity Compensation

By Robert Adelson on 3 April 22 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in Ivy Exec on March 30, 2022. Senior executives often receive equity as a significant part of their compensation. Companies use this as a way to incentivize them and give them a stake in the growth of the business. That equity comes in many forms, of which stock options (ISOs or […]

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Executive Relocation Risks, Mitigation Strategies and Terms to Seek in Your Relocation Package

By Robert Adelson on 25 February 22 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in CEO World Magazine on February 20, 2022. In this age of globalization, job opportunities abound as long as you are willing to relocate. Companies are aware that executive skillsets and experiences are often applied in different places and industries. They can be very creative in talent search and acquisition. As a […]

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Are You Getting the C-Suite Executive Salary You Deserve?

By Robert Adelson on 29 January 22 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in Ivy Exec on January 26, 2022. Although executive salary data can readily be found in online recruiting websites and executive compensation surveys by Gartner or Mercer, many C-suite executives still wonder if they are getting the salary, bonus and equity that they deserve, especially when they have special attributes and are hired with […]

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A Change of Control Agreement Saves the Day When Your Company Is In Play

By Robert Adelson on 28 December 21 /   Executive Employment

This article was originally published in Ivy Exec on December 16, 2021. Is your company “in play”?  Are you a C-suite officer or a VP or director or other senior executive, and you have heard the rumors or perhaps even seen the company memos that the company is being shopped and may soon be facing […]

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CMO Employment Contract Tips to Protect You and Your Job

By Robert Adelson on 2 October 21 /   Executive Employment

This post was published in Ivy Exec on September 30, 2021. Unlike CEOs and CFOs, not every company has a Chief Marketing Officer, and not every CMO has the same responsibilities, span of control, decision rights, and position in the reporting structure. Therefore, should you be offered a CMO position, it is important to understand […]

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Phantom Stock as Executive Compensation for Family Businesses

By Robert Adelson on 4 September 21 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in Ivy Exec in September, 2021. Whether you are a C-level executive, a VP or senior executive, or even a director rising in the company, your executive compensation package should always have two components. The first component is your cash compensation – fixed: your base salary; and variable: your executive bonus based on performance. […]

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Duty of “Good Faith and Fair Dealing” Ensures Your Executive Compensation is not Taken Away from You

By Robert Adelson on 3 September 21 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in CEO World on September 2, 2021. Have you been cheated out of a benefit you earned on the job?  Was your job terminated for no good reason when you were on the eve of making a big score?  Do you think you were fired just so the company could keep the money or […]

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