John McAdam, F5 CEO and president
McAdam’s pay took a 13% hit, but F5’s revenue and profit soared in the opposite direction. His $7.7 million pay package included a $687,119 salary, $613,051 bonus, equity awards valued at $6.4 million, and $600 in perks. As for the company, revenue and income increased by 31% and 60%, respectively, in F5’s 2011 fiscal year. Revenue came in at $1.2 billion, up from $882 million in 2010. Net income hit $241 million, up from $151 million in the prior year.