The 49 Most Highly Compensated Channel CEOs In 2016

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How Much Does Your CEO Make?

The 49 highest-paid CEOs from publicly traded distributors and solution providers in the top 100 of CRN's 2017 Solution Provider 500 rankings raked in more than $200 millioninf compensation last year, but only 16 percent ($32.4 million) of that came in the form of salary.

Roughly 45 percent ($91.2 million) of the executives' total compensation came from stock awards, while an additional 9 percent ($18.8 million) came from option awards. Bonuses made up an additional 22 percent ($45.6 million) of the compensation package.

Four of the 14 highest-compensated channel CEOs work in distribution, but the three top earners are all employed by solution providers.

Publicly traded companies based in the U.S. are required to disclose the compensation of all named executive officers to the Securities and Exchange Commission before their annual shareholder meetings.

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