How do private companies structure CEO and CFO pay?
Economic uncertainty is putting pressure on companies to optimize spend, and in a competitive talent market, the significance of making well-informed pay decisions becomes even more pronounced. Over 80% of U.S. companies are privately held, yet there is limited market pay data available. Private companies are often compelled to rely on public company information or make decisions not backed by sufficient data.
To help bridge this gap, BDO conducted an inaugural survey to assess compensation of CEOs and CFOs in private companies. We analyzed executive pay, including salaries, bonuses, long-term incentives/equity, and other compensation arrangements, from over 750 participating private companies. This Insights Report highlights some of the key findings from analysis of the survey data. Download now to learn:
- Key drivers of CEO pay levels
- How CEO pay is delivered
- Annual and long-term incentive plan types and targets
- CFO pay relative to that of the CEO
- How CEO pay varies by ownership, including employee owned (ESOP), family owned, private equity/venture capital — as well as comparisons to public companies
- How to calibrate pay based on benchmarking data
- Strategies to maximize spend on compensation and benefits