$5M in Zillow stock another motivation for Errol Samuelson to leave Move

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When Errol Samuelson, Move Inc.'s former chief strategy officer, departed for Zillow last month, he said he was drawn to the company's innovative culture and the chance to connect with a large consumer base. Errol Samuelson Zillow has disclosed another possible motivation for the move -- the company has granted Samuelson 59,320 shares of its Class A common stock worth more than $5 million based on Zillow's current share price. The shares don't belong to Samuelson yet -- they will vest gradually over a four-year period from their April 4 issue date -- and Zillow has yet to release information about his salary. Samuelson was making a healthy living at Move -- his 2012 combined salary and bonus of $639,491 was second only to Move CEO Steve Berkowitz, who earned $1.1 million that year, according to an April 2013 proxy statement. Samuelson was also granted $936,000 in stock in 2012, plus stock options valued at $289,400. But he ended up forfeiting 80,000 shares that Move sa...