The Pay's the Thing
CEOs make too much money... is an eternal complaint, regardless of what industry, market, company, country or time period that statement might bring to mind. So, it might come as a surprise that the SEC is finally trying to do something about it.
Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a CEO pay ratio rule calling for public companies to disclose the ratio of their CEOs' pay relative to the median employee pay in their companies.
We'll leave you to the NYT story linked above as you consider whether this could actually lead to great fairness in CEO pay or is more of a well-meaning but toothless measure. In any case, the new rule makes it good timing to take a look at the most highly compensated CEOs across the Light Reading vendor community.
To read the Prime Reading feature, see Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out.
Did these vendors get what they paid for? The first one on the list, maybe not so much. But, while we're asking questions, did your employer get a fair return on what it paid you last year? No, really...
— Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, Light Reading