Public Company Executives
Imagine the situation faced by the CEO of a newly-public company. For years she’s enjoyed a comfortable salary but known the majority of her wealth was tied up in restricted shares and options. After a successful IPO she holds company shares and vested options and expects to receive a stream of new option grants in years to come. This CEO now faces a delicate dance as she literally, “weighs her options.” She deserves to extract tremendous value from these assets but will face public scrutiny of every sale, extreme volatility, and high taxes along the way.
Does this sound familiar? Do you find yourself wanting to participate in your company’s bright future but at the same time needing to secure the financial future for yourself and your family?
We can help you understand how divesting a portion of your insider assets will affect your financial plan. We create financial models to help identify good opportunities for share sales or option exercise. Perhaps most importantly, we understand there is a personal—even emotional—component to this decision and feel our role is to help you make your own best choice. If the time is right we help formulate and implement Rule 10(b)5-1 plans or directed option exercises or share sales.