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CORPORATE EXECUTIVES

The Secret to a Successful Business Culture with Mauro Gregorio (podcast)

Mauro Gregorio joins me to describe Dow’s corporate work culture, diversity and inclusion program, and welcoming atmosphere. He recounts his first job and responsibilities at Dow and what he learned while holding an entry-level position. He explains the importance of humility, asking for help, and ensuring someone is there to help. Mauro also discusses how the pandemic initiated changes in the workplace—particularly in how we work—and how it disrupted the way we value work relationships.

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What It Truly Takes to Rise to the Top with Sebastian Soria (podcast)

http:// Sebastian Soria is the Vice President and Total Rewards Officer at Newmont Corporation—one of the world’s leading gold, copper, silver, lead, and zinc producers. The company is notably the only gold producer in the S&P 500 Index and is recognized as a champion for ESG practices. Sebastian has over 28 years of experience in the financial industry, spending over 26 years with Dow in various leadership roles, including human resources and compensation. He holds

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Why Corporate Executives Need Specialized Financial Planning

While the compensation structure of a corporate executive is definitely one of the perks of rising in the ranks, the vast complexities of the modern executive compensation package also leave the door open for missteps around every corner. Many freshly minted executives want to keep managing their personal income, retirement, and tax preparation, because that’s the way they’ve been doing it for years. But tap a longtime executive on the shoulder for a piece of

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The Rise of the Gen X Female Investor

The Baby Boomers have been holding center stage for many years when it comes to the attention given by mainstream financial products and services. But the light is beginning to shine on financial planning for younger generations like Generation X. With many of the Boomers in formal retirement now, Gen Xers and Millennials are taking the investing spotlight. Gen Xers (those aged between 40–56) are in their peak earning years, and the time to plant

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Stock Options for Corporate Executives

Corporate executive compensation packages often include stock options. As a supplement to a base salary, these options can be a powerful wealth creator and a core component of your overall investment portfolio and retirement plan. We believe executives need to keep in mind that the volatility and tax intricacies of these options require deft hands to manage. Wrong choices can have lasting impact and easily overpower your overall risk profile. Quick Primer on Stock Options

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Taxation of Stock Options and Other Mistakes to Avoid

Stock options are often used as an incentive for key employees and executives. For example, Apple CEO Tim Cook received a $3 million salary in 2021, which may seem relatively small given the enormous value of the company. But the full scope of his compensation package becomes clearer when you also consider he was awarded $82.3 million in stock options [1]. Stock options aren’t just for household names. Companies of many sizes use incentive stock

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