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20 highest-paid CEOs
Rank CEO Company FSB 100 Rank 2008 Total Compensation ($ millions) Change Since 2007 Total Value of Stock Ownership ($ millions)
1 Sophocles Zoullas Eagle Bulk Shipping 73 $35.8 68% $2.9
2 Scott Ginsburg DG Fastchannel 5 $6.9 590% $33.9
3 John Higginbotham Integral Systems 37 $6.5 N/A $0.0
4 Bradley Meier Universal Insurance Holdings 2 $4.8 -27% $44.1
5 Paul Sinsheimer Financial Federal Corp. 79 $3.8 132% $22.0
6 Charles Willis, IV Willis Lease 19 $3.4 11% $28.7
7 Robin Raina Ebix Inc. 4 $2.8 46% $29.9
8 Robert Weiler Phase Forward Inc. 20 $1.9 56% $13.4
9 James Hawkins Natus Medical 31 $1.8 62% $4.7
10 Tony Jensen Royal Gold Inc. 10 $1.8 4% $4.0
11 Peter Cittadini Actuate Corp. 84 $1.8 -15% $6.9
12 Peter Chase Chase Corp. 40 $1.8 0% $22.2
13 Stephen Daly Hittite Microwave 17 $1.6 334% $2.8
14 R. Jeffrey Bailly UFP Technologies Inc. 47 $1.6 9% $4.4
15 John Kraeutler Meridian Bioscience 34 $1.6 N/A $11.8
16 Steven Anderson CryoLife 23 $1.4 5% $13.8
17 William Saxelby Landauer Inc. 62 $1.4 43% $2.5
18 William Staunton Ramtron International Corp. 60 $1.2 -38% $0.7
19 Bruce Barrett Somanetics Corp. 83 $1.2 72% $9.3
20 Lawrence Sala Anaren Inc. 85 $1.1 -19% $3.1
From the July/August 2009 issue of Fortune Small Business magazine
Source: Equilar. Total compensation includes base salary, bonuses, cash incentive-plan payouts, stock and option awards and perks as reported in corporate filings. The total value of ownership includes shares held and outstanding stock options, all valued based on the share price as of the company’s most recent fiscal-year end. Change in pay was not calculated for executives not in place for the full 2007 fiscal year.

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Top 3

New York 13
California 10
Minnesota 9
Texas 9
Sophocles Zoullas 35.8
Scott Ginsburg 6.9
John Higginbotham 6.5
IntegraMed America 197.8
Datalink Corp. 195.6
Eagle Bulk Shipping 185.4
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