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  • Writer's pictureRobert Adelson

Becoming a Remote C-Suite Executive – Opportunities & Employment Terms to Negotiate For

Eleven days ago, on Monday July 27, 2023, the executive career advancement website IvyExec published an article I wrote on “Becoming a Remote C-Suite Executive – Opportunities & Employment Terms to Negotiate For”.

As we emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has become a fact of life for almost all businesses. Many executives are now working from home offices or suburban satellite offices and participate in meetings and conferences via online communication tools like Zoom. As a result, there is a growing trend of CEOs and C-suite executives interviewing for and assuming new positions without having to leave their homes or nearby home offices.

My article was designed for CEOs, C-level and senior executives, to offer advice and legal terms to seek and negotiation strategies related to remote work.

The article offers illustrations of how remote zoom meetings are aiding non-profit groups and client development, and then moves to how those same techniques are aiding C-level and senior executives conducting nation-wide job searches for new executive positions.

Then, my article suggests techniques to build a comfort level with prospective employers, for those executives who would like to take up an executive employment opportunity as a remote CEO or C-level executive, including the following negotiation strategies:

  • Negotiate initial consulting to get to lead to your next CEO job offer;

  • Negotiate for temporary relocation to build company comfort level;

  • Use hazards of air and distance travel to reduce on site presence even with temporary relocation;

  • Make executive compensation and equity concessions now to gain the remote position, with the expectation of being made whole in a later retention agreement;

  • Assure your remote contract provides requisite online connectivity and necessary tools to enable your remote operation.

IvyExec hosts articles and webinars from experts in the career, leadership, and business spaces who wish to share their knowledge with our audience. In April 2021, I was invited to write for IvyExec since it seeks original content on the topics of career development, leadership, and business strategy as it applies to senior-level and C-Suite professionals. IvyExec blog posts and webinars are shared with its community of more than 2 million members on its website, in its newsletter, and on its social media channels.

IvyExec claims a “Community of 2.5M+ Leaders”.

It is my hope that this article on opportunities opening up across the US to CEOs, C-level and senior executives for remote work, originally inspired in 2020 by pandemic necessity, remains timely for many and will be of benefit. Hopefully, the topics I discuss including to conduct nationwide job searches, to interview and take positions in desired urban centers and also in more others locations, and to do all that without the need to even leave your home office or local satellite office, and finally, the chance to work remotely and effectively and to negotiate the right terms to secure this desired employment – will be of benefit to the CEO, C-level and senior executive clients I represent. Feel free to share this article. If you or any colleague of yours has a need in this area, please do reach out to or call 617-875-8665.

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