Compensation Plan

Surveymonkey 2017 Executive Bonus Compensation Plan

Exhibit 10.6

SURVEYMONKEY

2017 EXECUTIVE BONUS COMPENSATION PLAN

 

    Purpose - The purpose of the SurveyMonkey Inc. (including its parent and subsidiaries, collectively referred to as the “Company”) Executive Bonus Compensation Plan (“Plan”) is to reward members of the Executive Team (each, an “Executive”) who contribute to the success of the Company and to provide an incentive for performance in 2017.

 

    Eligibility - The Executive Team, at the respective bonus percentages as approved by the Committee. An executive must remain employed by the Company through 12/31/17, and remain an employee of the Company through the time of the bonus payout to be eligible for a bonus payout. New members of the Executive Team hired during 2017 will be eligible to receive a bonus on a pro rata basis if their start date is before 10/01/17. Should an Executive’s offer letter set forth bonus terms that differ from this Plan, the offer letter will supersede the Plan.

 

    Formula and Funding - Each Executive’s bonus payment is based on and funded by achievement of corporate objectives based on performance measures in three areas: Revenue (40% weight), adjusted Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (less liquidity readiness and one-time expenses, and assuming a normalized level of capitalized software) (“EBITDA”) (50% weight), and the Company’s Values Index (10% weight). The bonus pool is funded at the weighted average percentage of all of the performance measurements for the Plan.

 

    For each measurement of the corporate objectives, there are Threshold, Target, and Outperformance levels. If performance for any measure is below the Threshold performance level, there is no payout with respect to that measure. The potential payout for any measure is capped at the Outperformance level. Payouts for performance between Threshold and Outperformance levels are outlined in the following tables:

 

            2017 Revenue Curve        

     Achievement
$MM
   Payout %
   211.9    0%

Threshold

   212.0    80%
   220.0    97%

Target

   226.0    100%
   232.0    103%

Outperformance

   240.0    150%
2017 EBITDA Curve*

Achievement

$MM

   Payout %
64.9    0%
65.0    80%
72.0    97%
74.0    100%
76.0    103%
83.0    150%
2017 Values Index Curve

Achievement

$MM

   Payout %
2.9    0%
3.0    80%
3.5    90%
4.0    100%
4.5    125%
5.0    150%
 

* Includes cost of bonuses

Payouts for performance between points shown on the tables will be calculated using straight-line interpolation.

 

    Bonus payouts to eligible Executives will be based solely on achievement of the bonus pool targets set forth below. Each Executive’s target bonus will be a percentage of the sum of actual salary payments during the Plan year. Any earned bonus amount for Executives that have not participated in the Plan for the full Plan year will be prorated based on the amount of the Plan year they were actively providing services for the Company and what would have been earned had any such Executive remained employed through the full Plan year, subject to the other provisions contained herein.

 

    Bonuses paid pursuant to the Plan will be subject to all applicable federal, state and local withholding taxes.

 

    The maximum total bonus payout is 150% of each Executive’s target bonus.

 

    Payout of the Plan is formulaic and self-effectuating.


    Nothing in the Plan will interfere with or limit in any way the right of the Company to terminate any participant’s employment or service at any time, with or without cause. Employment with the Company (or any parent or subsidiary) is on an at-will basis only.

 

    Timing of Payment - Bonuses earned pursuant to the terms of the Plan will be paid no later than the later of (i) March 15 of the year following the year in which the bonus has been earned and is no longer subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture, or (ii) the fifteenth day of the third month of the Company’s fiscal year following the Company’s fiscal year during which the bonus has been earned and is no longer subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture. It is intended that this Plan complies with, or is exempt from, the requirements of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended and any final regulations and guidance promulgated thereunder (“Section 409A”) so that none of the benefits to be provided under the Plan will be subject to the additional tax imposed under Section 409A, and any ambiguities herein will be interpreted to so comply.

 

    Termination or Amendment - The Board and/or the Compensation Committee, in its sole discretion, may amend or terminate this Plan, or any part thereof, at any time and for any reason. Any rule or decision by the Compensation Committee that is not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan shall be conclusive and binding on all persons, and shall be given the maximum deference permitted by law.

Executive Bonus Target Percentages*

 

Name of Executive

  

Percent of Annual Salary

Zander Lurie**    100%
Tom Hale    75%
Tim Maly    75%
Lora Blum    50%
Becky Cantieri    35%
Jon Cohen    10%

 

* John Schoenstein is also an Executive. Pursuant to the terms of his offer, his target sales incentive is $300,000 on an annualized basis, and his prorated bonus is guaranteed at $18,750 per month for 2017.
** Mr. Lurie’s bonus may be adjusted downward with no further approval required in the event he declines to accept full payment under this Plan.