Even after a decade of sharply rising CEO pay, the average compensation for some chief executives rose more than 25 percent last year, according to several surveys. That increase was far more than the 3.1 percent increase received by the average worker.
Bill George, former CEO and chairman of the board of Medtronic, a medical technology company; sits on boards of Goldman Sachs, Novartis and Exxon-Mobil; currently a professor at Harvard Business School
Theo Francis, Wall Street Journal reporter covering executive compensation
Mark Reilly, partner with 3C, a compensation consulting firm