Geoff completed a big career move in more ways than one! Geoff wanted to get back to be closer to his family, but the opportunities seemed limited in this location. Through some excellent networking and communication strategies, Geoff got an inroad to XXXX that was going through a major restructuring. The new CEO was rebuilding the team and was seeking an SVP of Business Strategies and Geoff’s credentials were a close, but not perfect, match. However, Geoff “controlled” his interview process very well, and avoided dealing with the salary question until the offer was made. He got the offer, accepted it, and now lives down the road from his family.
Geoff’s previous compensation was $110,000 in San Francisco (with roughly the same cost of living as in his new city. His offer from XXXX was $300,000 with a $75,000 signing bonus! A BIG move in more ways than one! Knowing how to interview properly and negotiate at the right time paid huge dividends for Geoff.
Position: Senior Vice President – Strategy & Marketing (previous position: Director of Strategy and Operations)
Base: $300,000 per annum Signing Bonus: $75,000
Performance Bonus: maximum of 75% of your Annual Base Salary
Vacation: 3 weeks with rollover up to 6 weeks Stock Option plan
Full Health / Benefit Package