Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2011 (Revised November 2016)

Executive Compensation at Talent Partners

by Richard S. Ruback and Royce Yudkoff


Talent Partners' CEO was very successful at growing the business and establishing its leadership position. He was compensated with a mix of salary and options and he did not own any equity in the company. The options were set so that if Talent Partners achieved its financial plan over the next five years, about half of his total compensation would come from the options.

Keywords: Executive Compensation; Equity; Stock Options; Managerial Roles; Growth and Development Strategy;


Ruback, Richard S., and Royce Yudkoff. "Executive Compensation at Talent Partners." Harvard Business School Case 211-073, January 2011. (Revised November 2016.)