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Paul Hodgson

Paul Hodgson is widely considered one of the foremost authorities in the field of executive compensation, having researched and written about the subject for more than 20 years. His opinions are widely sought and he regularly appears in major print and broadcast media as well as speaking at conferences and seminars. Mr. Hodgson is working as a freelance journalist for "Responsible Investor" and for "Motley Fool" as well as an independent governance commentator and undertaking contract work for governance research firm BHJ Partners. Until recently he was GMI Ratings’ Chief Research Analyst. He joined The Corporate Library in 2001 and was the chief architect of the executive and director compensation databases there, and the author of most of the company’s published research on compensation as well as other areas of governance. Mr. Hodgson oversaw compensation data collection and was responsible for the input and design of all The Corporate Library’s, and now GMI Ratings’, compensation products, ratings and services. He was also the chief author on GMI’s award winning blog and continues to be a regular contributor to Forbes.com. Prior to joining The Corporate Library in 2001, he worked for The Executive Compensation Review (ECR), published by Incomes Data Services (IDS) in London. Joining as a researcher on IDS’s Management Pay Review, he became the Assistant Editor of the Executive Compensation Review in 1995. While there he was responsible for building up and designing the ECR’s executive compensation research program, as well as writing and researching the influential Directors' Pay Report series. Mr. Hodgson was also elected the National Union of Journalists’ Father of Chapel at the firm. He is the author of numerous books and research reports on executive pay for GMI Ratings, The Corporate Library, Incomes Data Services and Remuneration Economics. These include Pay for Failure, Pay for Success, Executive Share Incentives: Policy and Practice, The Directors’ Pay Report, My Big Fat Corporate Loan, Golden Parachutes & Cushion Landings and Golden Hellos. He has also had articles published in numerous journals, including ‘Fortune’, ‘Business Week’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘Reuters’, 'Responsible Investor’, ‘Bloomberg’, ‘Business Week’, ‘Forbes’, ‘Directorship’, ‘Ivey Business Journal’, ‘Corporate Secretary Magazine’ and ‘Directors and Boards’. His most recent book was Building Value Through Compensation, a title in the CCH Board Perspectives series. Mr. Hodgson is a graduate of Durham University (U.K.) and University College, Cardiff, Wales.

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Did Marissa Mayer's Pay Go Up or Down?

It's all over the news today that Marissa Mayer's pay went down in 2013. Well, it depends on how you calculate it. My calculations show take-home pay up by 300%.

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Did eBay CEO John Donahoe’s Pay Go Down by 53% or Up by 114%?

Depending on how you look at it, eBay CEO John Donahoe's pay went down by 53% or up by 114%. Details below.

Thu Mar 20

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Steve Wynn’s Salary Takes a Major Hit in Restructured Executive Pay Plan

Pay improvements for Wynn Resorts' CEO Stephen Wynn and other executives come as the company holds only its second Say on Pay vote.

Wed Feb 12

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A Lot to Like in Intel’s New Executive Compensation Plan -- But Not Everything

Many of the changes to Intel's executive compensation practices are to be commended, but its performance stock plan still falls short of best practice.

Thu Jan 16

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Firing of COO Henrique de Castro Shows Yahoo! Needs to Start Home-growing its Talent

Sometimes new hires don't work out. And sometimes these mistakes are very expensive for shareholders.

Wed Jan 15

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For Clear Channel CEO Robert Pittman, Not Just Any Private Jet Will Do

Clear Channel not only guarantees its CEO a jet, it makes sure he gets the best one in the fleet.

Tue Jan 14

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The $22.5 Million Question: Was Fifth & Pacific’s CEO Fired or Did He Resign?

Why is it CEOs never just resign? Because that way the golden parachute would stay folded up in the pack.

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Time Warner Cable Rejects Latest Charter Bid

Time Warner Cable's board turns out to be as bad as the infamous John Malone/Liberty Media-controlled Charter Communications' board. So much for governance in the cable bidding war.

Fri Jan 10

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Are EA Executives Too Focused on Stock Price?

EA executives are being accused of artificially inflating the company's stock price with an overconfident release of its latest version of Battlefield. Is there something about compensation design that might have made this more or less likely?

Thu Jan 2

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Disney’s Iger Pay Slashed! Shock! Horror! Wrong, it Went Up

The news coverage and the company itself represent a 15% decline in pay for Disney CEO Robert Iger, but actually there was a 57% increase.

Mon Dec 30

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Freeport-McMoRan CEO Pay Change a Positive Step

Given Freeport-McMoRan's record on CEO pay, any changes would be expected to be window dressing; on the contrary, these might actually work.

Thu Dec 26

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Ousted Ray Irani to Get Benefits from Occidental for Life

The outgoing chairman and former CEO claims that Occidental shareholders fired him, which allows him to claim a never-ending golden parachute.

Tue Dec 10

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Why a New Employment Agreement for Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries Won't Fix Anything

A new employment agreement for the retailer's CEO is nowhere near enough to allay shareholders concerns about a nose-diving stock price.

Tue Nov 5

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Highest Paid CEOs: Tim Cook

Cook's millions are the legacy of stock grants from his time as Apple's COO, and there's more to come.

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Highest Paid CEOs: #4 Mel Karmazin

Mel Karmazin's pay is simple, good old-fashioned excess. Millions of stock options at ridiculously low prices.

Mon Nov 4

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Highest Paid CEOs: #3 Gregory Maffei

Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei's high pay is the result of good old-fashioned excess.

Fri Nov 1

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Oracle Shareholders Still Think Larry Ellison's Pay Is Too High

A majority of Oracle's shareholders have objected to executive pay for the second time. Can the company continue to ignore their views?

Tue Oct 29

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Highest Paid CEOs #2: Richard Kinder

Kinder's billion dollars in pay at Kinder Morgan is not really pay at all, just a return on investment. But while public shareholders have gained more control at the company, the reins of power are still held tight by the CEO and a powerful group of [more]

Thu Oct 24

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CEOs Who Remain Chairmen Are Bad for Business

CEOs who remain as chairmen while appointing a successor create a balance of power problem at the top of the firm. That typically leads to value destruction and succession planning problems.

Tue Oct 22

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Highest Paid CEOs: #1 Mark Zuckerberg

More money than I’ve ever seen a CEO earn in a single year in more than 20 years of commentary but, big as it is, it’s not the biggest problem with Facebook.

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