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    Executive Compensation Highlight: Chief Operating Officer (COO), West Coast, Tech-Enabled Services


    A recently completed search for a Chief Operating Officer for a private equity-backed, West Coast-based tech-enabled services company serving the construction industry presented the following executive compensation insights:

    the Highlights:

    • Title: Chief Operating Officer (COO)
    • Ownership Structure: Investor-backed in Growth Mode
    • Industry:  Tech-Enabled Services, Construction
    • Location: West Coast, USA

    As executive search consultants, a by-product of our expertise is creating a wealth of knowledge on executive compensation.

    When we complete an assignment, we aggregate the compensation data we have collected across the search, and share it with the executive talent community from which it came. In this case, in Q4 2019 we conducted a COO search for a private equity-backed company providing tech-enabled services to the commercial and residential construction industry.

    To support our talent strategy, we focused on the target talent pool comprising those who either currently or in recent past roles held titles of COO, EVP, and a host of related senior operational roles.

    Executive Compensation Survey Data - COO, West Coast, Q4 2019


    Bonus Structures:

    As a percentage of base salary.


    COO Executive Compensation Survey tabular Data:

      Base Bonus Total Comp Bonus as % Base
    Average 252,000 122,000 301,000 47%
    Median 250,000 125,000 280,000 50%
    Bottom Quartile 230,000 111,000 250,000 30%
    2nd Quartile 250,000 125,000 280,000 50%
    3rd Quartile 258,000 136,000 347,000 55%
    Top Quartile 350,000 169,000 451,000 60%


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    -by Clark Waterfall on Jun 23, 2020 2:13:27 PM


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