6 CEOs you could hire on a $1 million yearly salary

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6 CEOs you could hire on a $1 million yearly salary

Well, not really – there is more to it than the salary and bonus of course – but nevertheless below is the list of six chief executive officers with a yearly salary (sometime including bonus) of around one million dollars in 2007.

Bobby JohnsonBobby Johnson Jr. ($977,122)
Foundry Networks, Inc.
CEO and President
Mr. Johnson’s career in the networking industry spans over 30-years. His career includes 15 years of leadership as CEO for three enterprises and 14 years as Chairman of the Board for two enterprises. Mr. Johnson’s entrepreneurial and management success has received recognition from distinguished publications like Forbes, Fortune, Network World, Nikkei and notable organizations such as Ernst & Young. Additionally, under Mr. Johnson’s leadership Foundry has successfully earned more than 50 corporate and product awards, including “Top Technology IPO of 1999” and numerous “Best of Show” product awards at Networld+Interop Las Vegas and Tokyo. Mr. Johnson has been active as a keynote speaker and panelist at Networld+Interop, NexGen Networks, and other leading industry events. Additionally, Mr. Johnson has been a guest lecturer on Entrepreneurship at Stanford University’s MBA School. Mr. Johnson received an Honor’s Computer Science B.S. degree from North Carolina State University in 1977.” – Source: Corporate website

Guy Gecht ($1,070,714)
Electronics For Imaging Inc.
“Mr. Gecht was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company on January 1, 2000. From July 1999 to January 2000, he served as President of the Company. From January 1999 to July 1999, he was Vice President and General Manager of Controllers Products of the Company. From October 1995 through January 1999, he served as Director of Software Engineering. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gecht was Director of Engineering at Interro Systems, Inc., a technology company, from 1993 to 1995. From 1991 to 1993, he served as Software Manager of ASP Computer Products, a networking company and from 1990 to 1991 he served as Manager of Networking Systems for Apple Israel, a technology company. From 1985 to 1990, he served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces, managing an engineering development team, and later was an acting manager of one of the IDF high-tech departments. Mr. Gecht currently serves as a member of the board of directors, audit committee and compensation committee of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a global information technology security company. Mr. Gecht holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Ben Gurion University in Israel.” – Source

A. Thomas Bender ($958,810)
The Cooper Companies, Inc.
Mr. Bender was elected Chairman of the Board in July 2002. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from May 1995 through his retirement in October 2007. He also served as President of CooperVision, the Company’s contact lens subsidiary, from June 1991 to December 2004. He previously served in various operating roles beginning in October 1992. Between 1966 and June 1991, Mr. Bender held a variety of positions at Allergan, Inc. (a manufacturer of eye and skin care products), including Corporate Senior Vice President, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Herbert Laboratories, Allergan’s dermatology division. Mr. Bender also serves on the Board of Directors of iScience Interventional, Inc. and their compensation committee, as well as the Board of Directors for Mission Hospital Foundation in Mission Viejo, CA.” – Source: Company website

Barry Feld ($994,062)
Cost Plus Inc.
Mr. Feld was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of Cost Plus, Inc. in October 2005. From August 1999 until October 2005, Mr. Feld was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of PCA International, Inc., the largest North American operator of portrait studios focused on serving the discount retail market. From November 1998 to June 1999, Mr. Feld was President and Chief Operating Officer of Vista Eyecare, Inc., a specialty eyecare retailer. He joined Vista Eyecare as a result of its acquisition of New West Eyeworks, Inc., where he had been serving as President and a director since May 1991 and as Chief Executive Officer and a Director since February 1994. From 1987 to May 1991, Mr. Feld was with Frame-n-Lens Optical, Inc., where he served as its president prior to joining New West. Prior to that, he served in various senior management positions at Pearle Health Services for 10 years and, for a number of years, he served as an acquisition and turnaround specialist for optical retail groups acquired by Pearle. PCA International filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the federal Bankruptcy Code in August 2006″ – Source

John Ambroseo ($1,017,666)
Coherent Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. John Ambroseo was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Coherent Inc. on October 1, 2002.  He was also appointed to its Board of Directors at this time.  He has served as Coherent’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since June 2001.  Since September 2000, he served as Executive Vice President and President and General Manager of the Coherent Photonics Group.  From September 1997 to September 2000, Dr. Ambroseo served as Executive Vice President and as President and General Manager of the Coherent Laser Group.  From March 1997 to September 1997, he served as Coherent’s Scientific Business Unit Manager.  From August 1988, when Dr. Ambroseo joined Coherent, until March 1997, he served as Product Marketing Manager, National Sales Manager, and Director of European Operations.  Dr. Ambroseo received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.” – source: company’s website

Michael Willis ($1,016,888)
Westaff Inc.

In terms of total compensation (base, bonus, option awards, stock awards and other compensations), #1 is Larry Ellison of Oracle received $61,180,524 as of 5/31/07, followed by Glenn Murphy of Gap with $39,812,956 as of 2/2/08 and Mark Hurd of HP with $26,033,126 as of 10/31/07

Source: San Francisco Business Times

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