35. Mark Templeton, Citrix CEO and president
Compensation: $8.2 million
Templeton's $8.2 million pay package is down 1 percent from his 2010 compensation, but Citrix's sales and profits climbed in the other direction. He received a $862,500 salary, $956,532 bonus, equity awards valued at $6.3 million, and $19,355 worth of perks and other compensation during 2011. The company reported revenue of $2.2 billion, up 18 percent from $1.9 billion in 2010. Net income hit $356 million, up 29 percent from $277 million a year earlier.
34. Tom Georgens, NetApp CEO and president
Compensation: $8.3 million
The value of Georgens' 2011 options awards is half that of last year's grants, driving his total compensation down by one-third. His $8.3 million package for 2011 included an $861,539 salary, $2.2 million bonus, equity awards valued at $5.3 million, and $672 in perks. NetApp, meanwhile, reported revenue of $5.1 billion for a gain of 30 percent compared to $3.9 billion in 2010. Net income hit $673 million, a gain of 68 percent compared to $400 million a year earlier.
33. Enrique Salem, Symantec CEO and president
Compensation: $8.5 million
Salem netted an $8.5 million pay package in 2011, down 6 percent from the $9 million he received the prior year. Salem received a 20 percent salary boost to $750,000, up from $625,000 in 2010. His bonus increased significantly, too, climbing 38 percent to $4.3 million, up from $3.1 million last year. But his equity awards took a big hit. Salem received stock awards valued at $1.7 million (down from $2.4 million) and option awards valued at $1.7 million (down from $2.9 million). The company grew revenue by 3 percent (from $6 billion in 2010 to $6.2 billion in 2011) during its 2011 fiscal year. Profits are a different story, however. Symantec's net income fell 16 percent to $597 million from $714 million in the prior year.
32. Glen Post, CenturyLink CEO and president
Compensation: $8.6 million
CenturyLink's net income and Post's total compensation plunged by nearly the same percentage in 2011. Post's $8.6 million pay package (down 41 percent from $14.6 million) included a $1 million salary, $1.2 million bonus, equity awards valued at $4.7 million, and perks and other compensation worth $1.6 million. The company's revenue more than doubled to $15.4 billion from $7 billion in 2010, while net income dropped to $573 million, down 40 percent from $948 million in 2010.
31. Dirk Meyer, former AMD CEO and president
Compensation: $8.8 million
Meyer resigned from AMD in January of last year, just 10 days into the company's new fiscal year. In that short time, Meyer netted an $8.8 million compensation package, which included $83,623 in salary payments plus $8,680,658 in perks and other compensation -- the bulk of which is payment received as part of his separation agreement with AMD. Rory Read, AMD's current CEO and president, took the reins in August 2011.
30. Jerry Kennelly, Riverbed CEO, president and chairman
Compensation: $9 million
Riverbed co-founder Kennelly netted a $9 million pay package in 2011, an increase of 73 percent compared to his 2010 compensation. His package included a $565,000 salary, $923,161 bonus, equity awards valued at $7.5 million, and $576 in perks. Last year Riverbed reported a 32 percent jump in revenue to $726 million, up from $552 million in 2010. Net income took a big leap (88 percent) to $64 million, up from $34 million a year earlier.