The founders were only interested in building the company so that it could be taken public and then they leave the business. Two years before it was bought by Nasdaq, the founders said we love it here and have no plans on leaving. They are leaving the company after the end of 2018.
Pay was determined not by experience or performance, but by office politics and the deal you were able to secure. Two people could sell the exact same amount, but would be comped very different based on base salary and total amount of variable comp, which could vary as much as 70%.