CAP has extensive experience working with private companies, from smaller family-owned businesses to significantly larger enterprises. We help private-companies address unique compensation challenges – not the least of which is finding appropriate benchmarking data. To help fill this data gap, CAP conducts original surveys of private-company compensation levels and practices. Other challenging compensation issues that CAP helps private companies navigate include:

  • The design of a compensation program that is competitive with publicly traded peers;
  • The choice between cash long-term incentives, and real or phantom equity;
  • If real or phantom equity is provided, how to value it, and how to provide liquidity;
  • The balance between keeping sensitive financial information private and providing management with line of sight;
  • The retention of ownership control while creating a succession plan and fostering an ownership culture; and
  • The amount of profit and/or ownership that the company shares with management and employees.

Learn more about CAP’s private-company expertise here or contact us for additional information.

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Oct 26, 2021

Private Company Board Compensation

Webinar

As the market is heating up for attracting and retaining diverse and talented directors, what are appropriate pay levels for board members? How do…
  • Susan Schroeder
  • Shaun Bisman

Nov 04, 2021

Workshop: Family Business Executive Salary Survey Results

Webinar

Family Business Magazine and Compensation Advisory Partners (CAP) have updated their survey of executive compensation in family businesses, first released in May 2021. Partners…
  • Bertha Masuda
  • Susan Schroeder

Nov 04, 2021

Breakout: Family Business Board Compensation

Webinar

This session will review the results of the Family Business/Private Company Director board compensation survey with CAP speakers Susan Schroeder, Partner and Han Wen…
  • Susan Schroeder
  • Han Wen Zhang