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Equity & Compensation Strategies

409A Valuations in Turbulent Market Conditions

How to navigate a lower 409A or option repricing.

409A Valuations in Turbulent Market Conditions

How to navigate a lower 409A or option repricing.

Total Rewards: Communicating the Value of Equity

Strategies for communicating the value of equity and total rewards.

Navigating the Shift from Options to RSUs: The Why, When and How

What to consider when transitioning between different equity grant types.

Should You Offer an Employee Bonus Program?

CFOs and CHROs weigh the pros and cons of bonus programs and how to properly implement them.

5 Considerations for Implementing Location-based Compensation

As a CFO, how do you help manage the transition of your board of directors from a private company to a public company? Four battle-tested CFO’s shared their experience and advice with The Circle Community.

2022 Compensation Trends: Pay Transparency, Distributed Workforces & Total Rewards

As a CFO, how do you help manage the transition of your board of directors from a private company to a public company? Four battle-tested CFO’s shared their experience and advice with The Circle Community.

Stock Options and Other Equity Compensation Strategies

Incentivizing employees with stock options is common in startups, but it can be difficult to know which types of stock options to provide at each stage.

Compensation for Your Sales Team – Getting it Right

Sales compensation is often rife with difficulty and unintended consequences. Leading startup CFOs and a Deloitte principal discuss how to get it right.

To RIF or Not to RIF and The Consensus if You RIF

The CFO|Circle (65 attendees!) convened to discuss a topic most don’t ever want to live through, but now many are – Reduction in Workforce (RIF). Together they’ve identified the do’s and dont’s of executing a RIF, from where to start to what to offer and how to best communicate with their employees.

Incentive Stock Option Expiration Date Problem

As more and more startups elect to stay private for longer, the mandated 10-year expiration date on incentive stock options is becoming a real problem.