Two weeks ago, on December 18, 2020, I was quoted on the utility of corporate CEOs taking restricted stock units (RSUs) in lieu of cash bonuses, in an article, with the title above, published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The newspaper that published this article, Las Vegas Review-Journal is the largest circulating daily newspaper in Nevada and ranked as one of the top 25 newspapers in the United States by circulation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Vegas_Review-Journal
The article was about casino company CEO compensation, and how a number of Las Vegas-based CEOs had reduced their salaries in exchange for RSUs amid the pandemic, with the reporter wondering what their compensation might look like down the road.
In the course of our interview, I suggested a number of benefits from this exchange executive compensation strategy of a cash bonus exchanged for RSUs – both to benefit the executive personally but to benefit the company and company stakeholders, including the following:
To see this full article on CEO use of RSUs in the Las Vegas Review-Journal , go to LINK:
Gaming CEOs traded salary for stocks. Their ‘gamble’ is set to pay off.
The business reporter who authored this article, Bailey Schultz, said she had found me and reached out to me after reading an earlier article I wrote on RSUs that was published in CEO World. That article, published February 28, 2017, was entitled “The Advantage of RSUs in Your CEO Compensation Package.”
My 2017 RSUs article, targeted toward CEOs, C-Suite executives and other senior level executives, discussing the benefits of RSUs as a key part and often the most important part of their compensation package. The article discussed how RSUs are most useful in mature companies where the CEO or C-suite executive takes a position where stock has considerable value, but growth is still expected in the public company or perhaps an IPO or liquidity event is not far off or in a turnaround situation in a mature company where there is no assurance of appreciation and the CEO needs assurance of a floor in his or her equity value.
As part of my overall discussion of RSUs, my 2017 article covered these topics –
To see my full article, go to LINK: http://ceoworld.biz/2017/02/28/advantage-rsus-ceo-compensation-package/
It is my hope that this article will be of benefit to CEOs, C-level and senior executives who might benefit or whose companies might benefit from the use of RSUs as part of the executive compensation package. If you or any colleague of yours has a need in this area, please do reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.