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The 35 Most Highly Compensated Channel CEOs In 2015

Michael Novinson and Jimmy Sheridan

How Much Does Your CEO Make?

The 35 highest-paid CEOs from publicly traded distributors and channel partners in the top 100 of CRN's 2016 Solution Provider 500 rankings raked in nearly $168 million of compensation last year, but only 16 percent -- or $27.5 million -- of that came in the form of salary.

More than 44 percent, or $74 million, of the CEOs' total compensation came from stock awards, while an additional 13 percent, or $21.9 million, came from option awards. Bonuses made up an additional 22 percent, or $36.1 million, of the compensation package.

Publicly traded companies based in the United States are required to disclosed the compensation of all named executive officers to the Securities and Exchange Commission before the annual shareholder meeting.

 
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