How to Manage Multiple C-Level Executive Job Offers

Ten days ago, on Friday November 4, 2022, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on “How to Manage Multiple C-Level Executive Job Offers”

This new article is designed for CEOs,  CFOs, COOs, and other C-level and senior executives, who currently have or expect to soon have multiple job offers, each job offer presenting an attractive opportunity, and where you as C-level executive, seek guidance of how to manage these offers for best effect financially, and for your families and your career.

This article discusses the art of managing multiple executive job offers to get the best results for yourself, including

  • How to evaluate multiple job offers, 
  • How to manage the process and in doing so manage expectations of the parties, 
  • What executive contract terms to seek from each company,
  • How to negotiate for the best terms from those available and still position yourself well for future opportunities,
  • How to navigate this process while maintaining your current position. 

Finally, the article discusses planning your exit to do so on good terms that enhance your reputation.

To see my full CEOWORLD magazine. article, go to LINK: https://ceoworld.biz/2022/11/04/how-to-manage-multiple-c-level-executive-job-offers/

Or on my website at https://www.executiveemploymentattorney.com/how-to-manage-multiple-c-level-executive-job-offers/

This was my 39th article published in CEOWORLD since 2016.  Previously, the editor advised that I can use “Featured in the CEOWORLD magazine” and the CEOWORLD “Logo” on my website and add CEOWORLD magazine in my LinkedIn profile’s “Experience Section” as an “Opinion Columnist.” and authority in the field.  

On its own initiative, CEOWORLD magazine created on their website a library of Robert Adelson published articles.   You can peruse this library and/or read as many of my 39 published articles as you wish.  See https://ceoworld.biz/author/robert-adelson/

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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. https://www.linkedin.com/company/ceomagazine/

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It is my hope that this article will be of benefit to CEOs, C-level and senior executives to offer them insights and guidance to make the most of the opportunity when you are being courted and …more than one suitor company is vying for your services for you to accept their job offer for next executive position.

 Feel free to tweet or share this article. If you or any colleague of yours has a need in this area, please do reach out to me @ 617-875-8665 or rob@attorneyadelson.com .

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CMO Employment Contract Tips to Protect You and Your Job

Last Wednesday September 30, 2021, the website Ivy Exec published under executive “Advancing” an article I wrote on “CMO Employment Contract Tips to Protect You and Your Job”. 

This new article is designed not only for C-level and senior executives, but even for many directors and mid-level executives, who currently are considering offers for the Chief Marketing Officer position but expect to soon receive such an executive job offer or who aspire to such an offer in the future. 

As Chief Marketing Officer the executive may be expected to oversee all areas of a company’s overall promotion, branding, digital presence, advertising and sales strategy, as well as coordinating marketing efforts with the company’s product development, financial position and goals.  My article mentions how responsibilities and authority of the CMO can vary by organization but often include most or all of these duties:

  • Market research and analysis to better understand customer tastes and needs,  and develop pricing strategy,
  • Determination of the  type of media best suited to reach target audience,
  • Development and execution of a Digital marketing plan through various online and social media channels, proper SEO, email, and website development,
  • Utilization where appropriate of advertising campaigns with giveaways, contests and other means to build  interest in company products or services. 

My article also discusses delineation of your duties, responsibilities, authority and reporting and including in your offer letter or employment contract key executive employment terms on which you rely to take the job. 

Finally, but also importantly, my article next discusses what to seek in getting the right CMO 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 IvyExec Career Advice website article, go to LINK:  https://www.ivyexec.com/career-advice/2021/cmo-employment-contract-tips

 Or on my website at

https://www.executiveemploymentattorney.com/cmo-employment-contract-tips-to-protect-you-and-your-job/

IvyExec hosts articles and webinars from experts in the career, leadership, and business spaces who wish to share their knowledge with our audience.  In April 2021, I was invited to write for IvyExec since it seeks original content on the topics of career development, leadership, and business strategy as it applies to senior-level and C-Suite professionals.  IvyExec blog posts and webinars are shared with its community of more than 2 million members on its website, in its newsletter, and on its social media channels.  https://www.ivyexec.com/career-advice/write-for-us/

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It is my hope that this article will be of benefit to VPs, directors and senior executives who have the opportunity to negotiate their first job offer to be Chief Marketing Officer or for those who are already CMOs and seek more appropriate terms in their next job offer. My article suggests terms and approaches to each of you and thus I hope will provide you a benefit in your negotiations.

Feel free to tweet or share this article. If you or any colleague of yours has a need in this area, please do reach out to me.

Executive Contract Terms to Negotiate with Your Prospective Employer

On Tuesday June 22, 2021, the website Ivy Exec published under “Career Advice” an article I wrote on “Executive Contract Terms to Negotiate with Your Prospective Employer”. 

This article is designed for CEOs, C-level and senior executives, who are sometimes neglectful of their own interests and might be tempted to accept the assurance from a prospective employer that the job offer terms are just standard.  But executive contract terms are not standard.

My article discusses critical contract terms that, as a senior executive, you should consider negotiable to assure you are receiving fair financial treatment and to provide important protections to your career path and reputation.  I suggest negotiation strategies for key contract terms including: 

  • Signing Bonus – to make you whole for what you are giving up from your job and also compensate you for the risks you are taking going into a new situation where you will have to prove yourself yet again,
  • Meaningful Equity – giving you a stake in the company sufficient in size and upside potential to justify the move.
  • Tax-favored Equity – with my structuring suggestions to maximize your take-home pay.
  • Restrictive covenants – NDAs limited to not bar you from future utilization of  your prior knowledge and connections, Non-competes limited so no significant detour is created to the expected path for your future career growth,
  • Severance triggers – to allow you to quit for good reason if the company fails to live up to promises you relied on accepting the offer;  
  • Robust severance terms – with not only severance pay but continuation of health benefits, prorated bonus and equity acceleration.

My article then concludes with a discussion of other non-contract factors that go into the decision to accept a job offer such as compatibility with company, fit of skills and personality, and your belief in company prospects.  

But remember, even where you see a good fit going in, things can change: so, having a good contract is an important protection against your champion leaving or other unforeseen developments.

To see my full article, as published in the “Career Advice” section of the Ivy Exec website, go to LINK: https://www.ivyexec.com/career-advice/2021/executive-contract-terms-to-negotiate-with-your-prospective-employer/

 Or on my website at https://www.executiveemploymentattorney.com/articles-section/executive-contract-terms/

IvyExec hosts articles and webinars from experts in the career, leadership, and business spaces who wish to share their knowledge with our audience.  In April 2021, I was invited to write for IvyExec since it seeks original content on the topics of career development, leadership, and business strategy as it applies to senior-level and C-Suite professionals.  IvyExec blog posts and webinars are shared with its community of more than 2 million members on its website, in its newsletter, and on its social media channels.  https://www.ivyexec.com/career-advice/write-for-us/

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It is my hope that this article will be of benefit to CEOs, C-level and senior executives who are contemplating a new job offer or employment contract and want to assure the key need financial terms and career protections are in place.  This article suggests to you what is negotiable and that it may be wise to seek these items even when you feel confident the job is a good fit for you.  Because sometimes, your champion may leave or other things might happen – so that, at that point, it might be comforting to you to know you have in writing critical contractual protections.

So, my hope is that this article will offer insights on these important matters. Feel free to tweet or share this article. If you or any colleague of yours has a need in this area, please do reach out to me.

Using Career Advancement Covenants to Safeguard Non-Financial Executive Pay

Last Wednesday, on May 26, 2021, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on “Using Career Advancement Covenants to Safeguard Non-Financial Executive Pay”. 

This new article is designed for CEOs, C-level and senior executives, who, on occasion, may accept less in salary, bonus and equity in favor of non-financial compensation that is sometimes more important. Some of the examples of such non-financial compensation listed in the my article are: 

  • Assignments in a new field where you have little prior experience,
  • Face time with valued contacts,
  • Exposure for your work, showcasing your skills in your industry,
  • Basing your work in a desired location,
  • Access to technology or markets, back license of technology.  

The article then highlights two  examples of C-level and senior executive clients of mine, who in recent representations chose non-financial compensation to advance their careers, building their resumes for future rewards, the first becoming CFO and Chief Accounting Officer for a company to go public, the other for my client to become a first time CEO.

Finally, my article discusses how, in each case, special covenants and agreement terms were included and are mentioned in my article to assure my clients that either they got the experience or resume value they were seeking or could resign for good reason and trigger severance.   

To see my full CEOWorld magazine. article, go to LINK: https://ceoworld.biz/2021/05/26/using-career-advancement-covenants-to-safeguard-non-financial-executive-pay/

 Or on my website at https://www.executiveemploymentattorney.com/using-career-advancement-covenants-to-safeguard-non-financial-executive-pay/

This was my 34th article published in CEOWORLD since 2016.  Previously, the editor advised that I can use “Featured in the CEOWORLD magazine” and the CEOWORLD “Logo” on my website and add CEOWORLD magazine in my LinkedIn profile’s “Experience Section” as an “Opinion Columnist.” and authority in the field.  

On its own initiative, CEOWOLRD magazine created on their website a library of Robert Adelson published articles.   You can peruse this library and/or read as many of my 34 published articles as you wish.  See https://ceoworld.biz/author/robert-adelson/

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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.

https://www.linkedin.com/company/ceomagazine/

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If you tweet and would like to Tweet my article, here is my three (3) tweets to retweet or to use in your own tweet –

It is my hope that this article will be of benefit to CEOs, C-level and senior executives who at some point in their career might be considering an opportunity to advance their career that might involve financial sacrifice or other risks and may want to consider review of their executive employment contract to give the best assurance of gaining those career  for which a price will be paid.  So, my hope is that this article will offer insights on these important matters. Feel free to tweet or share this article. If you or any colleague of yours has a need in this area, please do reach out to me at rob@attorneyadelson.com.

Don’t Let Disparagement or Defamation Blackball Your Executive Career Prospects

On April 27, 2021, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on “Don’t Let Disparagement or Defamation Blackball Your Executive Career Prospects”. 

This April 2021 article was designed for CEOs, C-level and senior executives, who may face, on occasion, issues of disparagement and even defamation, in connection with employment termination.  For those executives who do face this prospect at the time of employment termination, disparagement or defamation can have effects on your career and prospects, both short and long term, that can be even more far reaching than how much severance will be paid.

The article first discusses three such situations that faced C-level and senior executive clients of mine in recent representations and our successful resolution of each, as follows:

  • Company’s plan to fire the executive for cause, where, on short notice, we effected a complete reversal of that situation from a negative to a positive for the C-level executive’s reputation, plus significant severance and deterrence of any future recurrence of  attempted defamation;
  • Company’s public announcements that made the innocent C-level executive toxic and essentially unemployable in his industry, where the public company was made to rectify the situation, including signing a document that I prepared, a corrective document to the company’s 8K filing, that the company’s securities law counsel  then filed with the SEC; and
  • Changes initiated to a draconian no-rehire provision in the executive’s separation agreement that met the company’s needs but removed the cloud over this senior executive with recruiters and for future employment.. 

The article then moves on to and concludes with a discussion of other provisions of the separation agreement and my recommendations on the handling of termination and terms for a mutual non-disparagement clause to protect not just the company (as the company’s first draft separation agreement almost always does) but the executive as well (through language we seek to add).

To see my full CEOWorld magazine. article, go to LINK: https://ceoworld.biz/2021/04/27/dont-let-disparagement-or-defamation-blackball-your-executive-career-prospects/

 Or on my website at https://www.executiveemploymentattorney.com/dont-let-disparagement-or-defamation-blackball-your-executive-career-prospects/

This was my 33rd article published in CEOWORLD since 2016.  Previously, the editor advised that I can use “Featured in the CEOWORLD magazine” and the CEOWORLD “Logo” on my website and add CEOWORLD magazine in my LinkedIn profile’s “Experience Section” as an “Opinion Columnist.” and authority in the field.  

On its own initiative, CEOWORLD magazine created on their website a library of Robert Adelson published articles.   You can peruse this library and/or read as many of my 33 published articles as you wish.  See https://ceoworld.biz/author/robert-adelson/

CEOworld Magazine logo

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.

https://www.linkedin.com/company/ceomagazine/

Tweeting My April 2021 CEOWorld article on “Don’t Let Disparagement or Defamation Blackball Your Executive Career Prospects”.

If you tweet and would like to Tweet my article, here is my three (3) tweets to retweet or to use in your own tweet –

It is my hope that this article will be of benefit to CEOs, C-level and senior executives who at some point in their career might face disparagement or defamation, which if not properly dealt with could seriously derail an otherwise successful and rising career.  So, my hope is that this article will offer insights on these important matters. Feel free to tweet or share this article. If you or any colleague of yours has a need in the areas covered in this article, please do reach out to me at rob@attorneyadelson.com.