Top-paid non-CEOs — pay packages fit for a CEO
Amazon.com‘s Sebastian Gunningham, who was hired last year from First Data Utilities to oversee seller services, had a pay package fit for a CEO. Valued at $15.6 million, Gunningham’s 2007 pay would have ranked him second among Northwest CEOs, behind James Voelker at InfoSpace and just ahead of Clearwire’s Benjamin Wolff. Amazon set Gunningham’s initial annual salary at $150,000, plus paid him $1.1 million as part of a signing bonus and gave him restricted stock worth more than $14 million. Here are the Northwest’s five top-paid non-CEOs.
|Sebastian Gunningham*||Amazon.com||Senior vice president, seller services||$15,588,878|
|Brian McManus**||InfoSpace||Executive vice president, online||9,595,266|
|Kevin Johnson||Microsoft||President, platforms and services division||8,847,055|
|Stephen Rotella||Washington Mutual||President and chief operating officer||8,762,974|
|Scott Richardson*||Clearwire||Chief strategy officer||8,441,162|
*Gunningham was hired in March 2007; Richardson was hired in January 2007.
**McManus left the company on Dec. 31, 2007.