Founders’ Keepers: Are Mega Equity Grants an Effective CEO Incentive?
Date & Time
Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Executive Compensation
Session Format
Target Attendee Experience Level
Advanced: Applied Theory and Strategy

Increasingly, companies are using very large, one-time equity awards called “mega equity grants” to motivate and retain founder CEOs after significant monetization events. The question is: Do they work? In this spirited, Oxford-style debate, consultants and organizational leaders will argue for and against this popular form of executive compensation. Throughout the dialogue, participants will share research and case studies that will empower you to make your own informed decision. 

Learning Objectives
• Evaluate mega grant award design from the perspective of a recipient and describe how it can motivate and retain executives.
• Assess a mega grant award design from the perspective of shareholders.
• Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of mega grants, drawing onmarket data and examples.