The charts on this page feature a breakdown of the total annual pay for the top executives at COWEN INC as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. COWEN INC income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. COWEN INC annual reports of executive compensation and pay are most commonly found in the Def 14a documents.

Total Equity aggregates grant date fair value of stock and option awards and long term incentives granted during the fiscal year.

Other Compensation covers all compensation-like awards that don't fit in any of these other standard categories. Numbers reported do not include change in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings.

Name And Title Total Cash Equity Other Total Compensation
Stephen A. Lasota
Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $5,547,295 Equity $899,110 Other $373,870 Total Compensation $6,820,275
Jeffrey M. Solomon
Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $14,000,000 Equity $3,157,115 Other $1,833,388 Total Compensation $18,990,503
Owen S. Littman
General Counsel and Secretary
Total Cash $5,547,295 Equity $899,110 Other $366,686 Total Compensation $6,813,091
John Holmes
Chief Operating Officer
Total Cash $6,047,295 Equity $927,220 Other $386,842 Total Compensation $7,361,357
For its 2020 fiscal year, COWEN INC, listed the following CEO pay ratio data on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
CEO Name CEO Pay Median Employee Pay CEO Pay Ratio
Jeffrey M. Solomon CEO Pay $18,990,503 Median Employee Pay $205,000 CEO Pay Ratio 93:1
For its 2020 fiscal year, COWEN INC, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
Brett H. Barth Total Cash $271,098
Douglas A. Rediker Total Cash $200,000
Gregg A. Gonsalves Total Cash $233,334
Katherine E. Dietze Total Cash $230,000
Lawrence E. Leibowitz Total Cash $200,000
Margaret L. Poster Total Cash $200,499
Steven Kotler Total Cash $210,000

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