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Executive Decisions – Discerning Good Professional Advice from Bad with Tom Schwyn (podcast)

Tom Schwyn is the Vice President of Global Legal Operations and GPO General Counsel at Whirlpool, one of the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliances brands. Tom has an incredible career story, having joined Whirlpool as an electrical engineer back in 1987. As Vice President of the Legal Operations department, today Tom is tasked with mitigating risks, optimizing value, and promoting global collaboration across legal departments. He is planning to retire by the end of

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Stock Options for Corporate Executives: Q&A with SYM Financial

Incentives matter. This maxim is one of the first things taught in Economics 101 class. Stock options are a powerful compensation mechanism that can encourage loyalty and performance from corporate executives. Stock options come in many forms and can get confusing. Here are some foundational reminders to get us started. A stock option is the right to purchase shares of stock at a pre-determined price at some point in the future. Stock options can become

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Deferred Compensation 101: What You Need To Know

Deferred compensation plans help employees build toward a successful retirement. These plans come in many forms that can be tricky to navigate. Here are a few foundational facts you need to know.  All deferred compensation plans share one thing in common: they are a place to put money that is set aside for the future and distributed ideally once the individual moves to a lower tax bracket. Some deferred compensation accounts include contributions by both

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