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10 biggest tech CEO pay raises

Which tech leaders received the most generous pay hikes in 2013?

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Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy got a fivefold pay increase last year. Sprint more than quadrupled Dan Hesse’s package. Which other tech CEOs saw dramatic pay jumps in 2013? We examined 62 tech CEOs’ total compensation -- including salary, bonuses, stock awards, and perks -- and found 10 who landed the biggest raises.


Kevin Kennedy

Percentage-wise, Kevin Kennedy’s raise is the most jaw dropping at 454%. His $7.4 million compensation was more than five times the value of his 2012 pay, which came in at $1.3 million. The dollar amount difference is slightly more than $6 million. Kennedy’s 2013 pay package included his $1.3 million salary, $3.2 million in bonuses, stock awards valued at $2.6 million, and $17,571 in perks and other compensation. In 2012, Avaya didn’t give any equity awards or cash bonuses to Kennedy.

CEO and president, Avaya

  • Kevin Kennedy
  • Dan Hesse
  • Thomas Richards
  • John Chambers
  • Alain Monié
  • Jerry Kennelly
  • Sanjay Mehrotra
  • John McAdam
  • James Bidzos
  • Shantanu Narayen



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