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

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. Designer Brands Inc. income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. Designer Brands 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
Jay L. Schottenstein
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
Total Cash $1,988,346 Equity $4,608,330 Other $174,620 Total Compensation $6,771,296
Deborah L. Ferrée
Vice Chair and President, Interim President, Camuto Group
Total Cash $2,275,552 Equity $4,052,000 Other $11,730 Total Compensation $6,339,282
Roger L. Rawlins
Chief Executive Officer, Interim President, DSW
Total Cash $2,374,969 Equity $9,695,004 Other $11,730 Total Compensation $12,081,703
William L. Jordan
Executive Vice President, Chief Growth Officer
Total Cash $1,360,759 Equity $2,252,014 Other $11,730 Total Compensation $3,624,503
Jared A. Poff
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $812,937 Equity $1,334,655 Other $11,924 Total Compensation $2,159,516
For its 2020 fiscal year, Designer Brands 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
Roger L. Rawlins CEO Pay $12,081,704 Median Employee Pay $8,529 CEO Pay Ratio 1417:1
For its 2020 fiscal year, Designer Brands Inc., listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
Allan J. Tanenbaum Total Cash $248,220
Ekta Singh-Bushell Total Cash $242,385
Elaine J. Eisenman Total Cash $248,566
Harvey L. Sonnenberg Total Cash $256,346
Joanna T. Lau Total Cash $257,110
Joanne Zaiac Total Cash $237,731
Joseph A. Schottenstein Total Cash $209,808
Peter S. Cobb Total Cash $251,275

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