Negotiating Your COO Employment Agreement

A week ago, on May 28, 2019, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on “Negotiating Your COO Employment Agreement” The magazine advised me that I can use “Featured in the CEOWOLRD magazine” and the CEOWORLD “Logo” on my website. 

This article is designed for Chief Operating Officers (COOs) hired to oversee all areas of company operations, including production, marketing and sales, and research and development.  My article also recognizes that a COO can also be hired for further specific missions including any of the following:

  • To fill a specific need in an operational area or line of business, e.g. to turnaround a failing operation,
  • To expand company operations into a new market,
  • To fill a gap in the CEO’s knowledge, expertise, skills, management style or experience, and thus complement the CEO,
  • To meet the company need for succession planning when the CEO is about to retire where the Board wants to hire a COO to prepare him or her to be the successor CEO
  • Conversely, to hire the COO to mentor a first-time founder-CEO where  the COO would likely be an industry veteran with wisdom and a business relationship network who can develop both the CEO and assist the scale up of the company to the next level or to achieve a liquidity event, or
  • To hire the COO to mentor an inexperienced family-member CEO to aid that family member to grow into the job and responsibilities expected of him or her.

My article discusses delineation of your duties, responsibilities, authority and reporting and including in those special circumstances listed above.  My article also offers suggestions for your COO offer letter or employment contract to include key executive employment terms on which you rely to take the job.

My article next discusses what to seek in getting the right COO Executive Compensation Package, and concludes with a discussion of severance rights to enable you to protect the terms of your bargain reached with the company.

To see my full CEOWorld magazine. article, go to LINK:  https://ceoworld.biz/2019/05/28/negotiating-your-coo-employment-agreement/

Or my website at https://www.executiveemploymentattorney.com/negotiating-your-coo-employment-agreement/

With more than 12.4+ million-page views, CEOWORLD magazine is the world’s leading business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, senior management executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals worldwide.

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With the editor’s email to me of May 28, 2019, advising me of publication, I was also advised that I can add CEOWORLD magazine in my LinkedIn profile’s “Experience Section” as an “Opinion Columnist.”  See https://ceoworld.biz/author/robert-adelson/

Tweeting My new CEOWorld article on “Negotiating Your COO Employment Agreement”

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It is my hope that this article will be helpful to senior executives in technology, life sciences and other fields and industries, who are being recruited and have now, or anticipate soon receiving, an attractive offer to serve as COO, the chief operating officer with need to review the job offer or employment contract including special circumstances included in the position. If you or any colleague of yours has a need in this area, please do reach out to me at radelson@engelschultz.com.

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Negotiating Executive Retention Agreement Terms to Protect Your Interests

Ten days ago, on April 26, 2019, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on “Negotiating Executive Retention Agreement Terms to Protect Your Interests” The magazine advised me that I can use “Featured in the CEOWOLRD magazine” and the CEOWORLD “Logo” on my website. 

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This article is designed for CEOs, CMOs, CSOs, CTOs and other C-suite and senior executives in technology and life sciences, who are being recruited and have now, or anticipate soon receiving, an attractive offer to move on, yet are also critical to their current company, where your current company might provide a significant retention package for you to stay. Continue reading “Negotiating Executive Retention Agreement Terms to Protect Your Interests”

From Founder-CEO to CTO or CSO: Key Protections in Succession Planning when you face the Founder’s Dilemma

Last week, on March 27, 2019, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on “From Founder-CEO to CTO or CSO:  Key Protections in Succession Planning When You Face the Founder’s Dilemma” The magazine advised me that I can use “Featured in the CEOWORLD magazine” and the CEOWORLD “Logo” on my website.  

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This article is designed for founder or co-founder  CEOs of successful companies in the innovation economy who may be asked and even pressured by VCs to let a “professional” CEO take your place at the helm to scale the company to the next level, with you to then step aside to fall back to take a CTO or CSO position in what had been your company.

Continue reading “From Founder-CEO to CTO or CSO: Key Protections in Succession Planning when you face the Founder’s Dilemma”

Executive Service on Corporate Boards of Directors – Benefits, Liabilities and Compensation

About two weeks ago, on February 21, 2019, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on “Executive Service on Corporate Boards of Directors – Benefits, Liabilities and Compensation” The magazine advised me that I can use “Featured in the CEOWOLRD magazine” and the CEOWORLD “Logo” on my website.  Continue reading “Executive Service on Corporate Boards of Directors – Benefits, Liabilities and Compensation”

Negotiating Your CSO or CTO Employment Agreement

Last week, on January 28, 2019, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on “Negotiating Your CSO or CTO Employment Agreement”  The magazine advised me that I can use “Featured in the CEOWOLRD magazine” and the CEOWORLD “Logo” on my website.  Continue reading “Negotiating Your CSO or CTO Employment Agreement”