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What Corporate Executives Should Know About Their Equity Compensation

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You work so hard to drive company performance, and your success and accomplishments provide additional compensation through your company’s equity-based compensation plan. Unfortunately, this method of compensation adds complexity that needs to be fully appreciated, not only by you, the employee, but also by your spouse or others with whom you share your life. Our careers offer an opportunity to live an amazing life of significance, and equity-based compensation is a powerful part of the way executives are rewarded. Importantly, you will need to be prepared for the many decisions that come along with grants of company stock and options.…
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What Are Incentive Stock Options (ISOs)?

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All of today’s largest, blue-chip companies began as the small start-ups of yesterday. Some created entirely new industries, like Google and Netflix, or drastically altered them, like Tesla and Rivian. Most, if not all, grew to become the names we recognize today through equity-based compensation, enriching their founders, executives, and early employees alike (along with investors). A key part of equity compensation, particularly for earlier stage companies, is incentive stock options (ISOs). Incentive Stock Options (ISOs) – Defined ISOs give employees the right, but not obligation, to purchase company stock at a hopefully lower grant price, compared to the fair…
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