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Startup C-Level Executive Salary, Equity and Severance Compensation Package

By Robert Adelson on 13 April 23 /   Executive Employment

This post was published in IvyExec on March 28, 2023. Are you a senior executive looking to move up to C-level by joining a startup? Being a startup C-level executive can be rewarding in many ways. But taking that role has many risks too, so it is wise to go in with a job offer […]

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Forming a competing company to take 100% ownership of the business you built

By Robert Adelson on 4 March 23 /   Executive Employment

The bold response when your employer reneges on promise of shared ownership. This post was published in CEOWorld on February 19, 2023.   There are times when the owner or owners of a company need specific knowledge or capabilities to retain or develop new business or exploit a perceived opportunity, and thus willingly offer equity […]

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CTO and CIO Employment Contract Terms to Negotiate For

By Robert Adelson on 11 February 23 /   Executive Employment

This post was published in Ivy Exec on February 7, 2023. The demand for Chief Technology Officers (CTO) or Chief Information Officers (CIO) to lead corporate initiatives in new technologies like cloud computing, cybersecurity, AI, and IoT is strong. If you are a seasoned tech executive, you may at some point find yourself being promoted […]

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Severance Compensation Package for Director, VP, and C-Level Executives

By Robert Adelson on 5 January 23 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in Ivy Exec on January 4, 2023. As a Director, VP, or C-level executive, you may have many accomplishments and have enjoyed much success in your career and current job. However, even for the most stellar performers, all good things sometimes come to an end. If and when that happens to […]

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How to Manage Multiple C-Level Executive Job Offers

By Robert Adelson on 12 November 22 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in CEOWorld on November 4, 2022. As a C-level executive, there are times when you are being poached by other companies, recruiters have presented attractive opportunities, or you are otherwise considering leaving your current company to advance your career, and more than one position presents itself. Each position has its strengths […]

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Executive Retention Packages – Terms and Negotiations

By Robert Adelson on 9 October 22 /   Executive Employment

This article was originally published in Ivy Exec on October 7, 2022. In your executive career, you may at times be presented with lucrative job offers that you can’t resist, or your employer may become the target of an acquisition or merger, and the company owners want to assure that essential management employees do not leave […]

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Stock Rights That Protect the Value of Your Executive Equity Compensation

By Robert Adelson on 10 September 22 /   Executive Employment

This article was originally published in CEOWorld on September 1, 2022. As a CEO or C-level executive, you may feel that your biggest financial opportunity from your services with a new company may not be your cash compensation, base salary or bonus, but rather your equity package. There may be one or more of several reasons you […]

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Executive Sign on Bonus, Retention Bonus and Other Bonuses – Terms and Negotiations

By Robert Adelson on 13 August 22 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in Ivy Exec on August 4, 2022. Bonuses are a big component of the typical executive compensation package. These include signing bonuses when you accept a job offer, performance bonuses which serve as incentives, and retention bonuses designed to keep you in your position for a period of time in M & A […]

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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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