Becoming CEO of a Startup – Key Employment Contract, Equity Terms and Other Considerations

Last Tuesday, on April 24, 2018, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on  “Becoming CEO of a Startup – Key Employment Contract, Equity Terms and Other Considerations.  The magazine advised me that I can use “Featured in the CEOWOLRD magazine” and our “Logo” on your website.

This article was designed for CEOs and other C-Suite, VPs or other senior executives who have achieved a level of success and who are tempted to leave an established company to take on the challenge of leading a startup, either a well-funded startup on the ground floor or an up and coming startup to the next level.

My article discusses key employment contract and equity terms, including

  • Amount and terms of equity to seek,
  • Tax structure of equity if you are joining a ground floor startup,
  • Tax structure of equity if you are joining a scale-up startup,
  • Special severance terms for startup executive employment contracts.

The articles also suggest other important considerations to include in due diligence and employment contract terms including shared vision, representations as to current financial position and other representations the executive is relying upon to take the position.

To see my full CEOWorld magazine. article, go to LINK:  http://ceoworld.biz/2018/04/24/becoming-ceo-of-a-startup-key-employment-contract-and-equity-terms-and-other-considerations/

or my website at https://www.executiveemploymentattorney.com/articles-section/becoming-ceo-of-a-startup-key-employment-contract-and-equity-terms-and-other-considerations/ 

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.

Tweeting My new CEOWorld article on “Consulting Between CEO Positions” …

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It is my hope that this article will be helpful to CEOs and other senior executives who are considering joining a funded startup company, whether at the ground floor or in the scale-up stage. 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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Consulting Between CEO Positions

Last Tuesday, on March 27, 2018, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on  “Consulting Between CEO Positions”

This article was designed for CEOs and other C-Suite, VPs or other senior executives who have achieved a level of success and now find themselves between executive positions and might want to consider doing some consulting before accepting the next full-time job offer.

My article discusses the advantages consulting offers the CEO and other senior executives between positions, including the following:

  • Adding to your knowledge, experience and skill set,
  • Aiding and encouraging you to stay current in your field,
  • Expanding deal flow for new CEO and senior executive positions and business opportunities,
  • Lengthening your financial runway with money coming in so you don’t have to take the first position offered,
  • Enhancing your bargaining position when you find a position you like.

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How to Renegotiate Your CEO Employment Contract When You Have Achieved Success

Last Thursday, on February 1, 2018, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on  “How to Renegotiate Your CEO Employment Contract When You Have Achieved Success.

This article was designed for CEOs and other C-Suite, VPs or other senior executives who have achieved a level of success and seek a greater share of the benefits his or her leadership has brought to the company, as well as a refresh of the level of incentives as he or she takes the company to the next level. Continue reading “How to Renegotiate Your CEO Employment Contract When You Have Achieved Success”

Interim CEO and Turnaround CEO Employment Agreements: Terms and Compensation

Two weeks ago, on October 26, 2017, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on  “Interim CEO and Turnaround CEO Employment Agreements: Terms and Compensation.

This article was designed for executives, who have been offered, are seeking or are now considering taking Interim CEO or Turnaround CEO positions.

The Interim CEO may be one of the following:

  • company insider from the Board or current executive suit or a current consultant to the Company, as Interim CEO, chosen in part for familiarity with the company and essentially to be a placeholder until the new CEO can take up his or her duties
  • executive outside the company recruited to fill that role, someone with a name in the field to maintain the position of the company in the eyes of analysts and investors until the search for a new CEO is completed and the replacement installed
  • an executive hired or recruited not just as a placeholder but as a true Turnaround CEO, who is being brought in to “right the ship” when a company is in turmoil, unprofitable or otherwise not performing to the desired level.

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Getting the Benefits of Equity Compensation from Family Businesses through Phantom Stock

Last Wednesday, on September 6, 2017, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on “Getting the Benefits of Equity Compensation from Family Businesses through Phantom Stock.

This article was designed for CEOs, C-suite executives and other senior executives who currently work in a family business or are offered a position in a family business and receive now or are offered NO equity compensation because most family businesses do not issue equity to non-family members.
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