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What’s keeping this executive up at night?
13 Feb

What’s keeping this executive up at night?

Arnav has had little time to ponder his family’s financial future while working on an enterprise-wide systems conversion for the last two years. His long-term incentives may be his greatest untapped asset but he has more questions than answers. What would happen to unvested nonqualified stock options if something should happen to him? And, how could he tap into his RSUs to help fund his extended family’s bi-annual trips to India? He needs a knowledgeable professional to develop a plan and a timeline for his equity compensation, along the lines of what he expects from his project managers at work.

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Too big to fail? Complexity of long-term incentive comp changes the picture
02 Jul

Too big to fail? Complexity of long-term incentive comp changes the picture

The annual election mix of NQOs vs RSUs was automatic until this year. Even the smartest guy in his class has to grudgingly admit that his portfolio is growing “too big to fail.” Victor has been picking stocks and making gains. Now his executive compensation is the largest position in his portfolio. Who’s looking after the company stock and what will he do about the annual election?

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Is deferred compensation a better way to build assets?
24 Nov

Is deferred compensation a better way to build assets?

Life and work in the Pacific Northwest has been rewarding for Lynn. She was recruited for a regional sales role with a food manufacturer 20 years ago. Now mid-career, she enjoys the fast pace of corporate life, loves to travel, enjoys kayaking and fine dining.

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Phantom Stock reveals untold value
15 Sep

Phantom Stock reveals untold value

Jason has prospered over 20 years as research director for a privately owned medical device company. He was granted 10,000 shares of phantom stock, now worth $150 per share. The value of this phantom stock, at $1.5 million, is now his largest asset. The founder is retiring and Jason has been tapped as chief operating officer. The company is being sold to a private owner, which will trigger a liquidity event.

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Performance Options and Financial Parity
22 Jul

Performance Options and Financial Parity

Grit and determination and a long career in consumer solutions have led Gwen to her current role as president of a high-end fashion retail company.* Two retail companies are now courting Gwen for the CEO position she's been tracking toward for years. While the offers present similar salaries, one offers significant wealth potential through performance-based stock awards.

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