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Today’s forward-thinking companies strategically use non-qualified deferred compensation plans as a way to pay top executives for performance. Almost 70% of CEO pay is delivered through annual and long-term incentives, according to the Conference Board. With such high value opportunities, many executives are seeking tax-efficient programs. One solution is to use deferred compensation plans, which […]

Increasingly we find that private companies are adopting public company governance practices such as using formal Compensation Committees consisting of internal or external Board members.  Unlike publicly traded companies where a Board Compensation Committee is a requirement, private companies establish formal Compensation Committees for reasons such as the desire for: A more defined and objective […]

Vivient Consulting recently analyzed using 2014 proxy data the CEO pay of 40 publicly traded regional banks in the West (ranging from $500 million to $10 billion in assets).  Based on our findings, regional bank CEO pay is predominantly cash-oriented.  Median salary ($400,000) and annual incentives ($225,000) represent over 75% of total pay mix.  Median […]